30 Notable IT Executive Moves: January 2012


Jerry Yang

Carol Bartz wasn't the only major casualty of Yahoo's executive overhaul, it seems. Jerry Yang, who co-founded Yahoo in 1995, exited Yahoo's board in mid-January, as well as the boards of Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group, which Yahoo part-owns. Analysts saw the move as an admission that Yahoo would need new ideas and new energy to compete effectively with search giant Google and other, fresher titans of the social networking era. "Jerry's thrown in the towel," a BGC analyst told Bloomberg at the time.