From Koogle to Levinsohn: CEOs at Yahoo

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Posted: May 14, 2012 10:49 AM
From Koogle to Levinsohn: CEOs at Yahoo

Here is a list of CEOs at Yahoo Inc.:

Tim Koogle _ 1995-May 2001. Began tenure shortly after Yahoo was incorporated in March 1995. Announced in March 2001 that he would step down after a replacement is found.

Terry Semel _ May 2001-June 2007. Hired from Warner Bros. Stepped down under shareholder pressure.

Jerry Yang _ June 2007-January 2009. Company co-founder and de facto CEO until Koogle started. Agrees to resign under pressure in November 2008, pending appointment of replacement.

Carol Bartz _ January 2009-September 2011. Hired from Autodesk Inc., a design and engineering software company. Fired after failing to revive the company.

Tim Morse _ September 2011-January 2012. Interim CEO, to retain chief financial officer role after new CEO Scott Thompson takes over next Monday.

Scott Thompson _ January 2012-May 2012. Hired from eBay Inc.'s PayPal. Left after disclosure that his official biography included a college degree he never received.

Ross Levinsohn _ May 2012. Named interim CEO. Joined Yahoo in November 2010 following a stint running Internet services at News Corp.