Marissa Mayer hires new Chief Information Officer for Yahoo!

Microsoft and Yahoo are on a hiring spree for senior roles and responsibilities! Today Yahoo! Inc. announced that Mike Kail has joined the company as Chief Information Officer and SVP, Infrastructure. In this role, Mike will lead Yahoo’s IT and data center operations and will be reporting to CEO Marissa Mayer.

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Mike Kail, CIO – Yahoo

In her welcome note to the ex-VP, Netflix, Marissa Mayer said, “Technical infrastructure has always played an important role in Yahoo’s ability to deliver the best possible user experiences. As we continue to focus on delighting and inspiring our users, I am excited to announce that Mike Kail is joining Yahoo as our CIO and SVP, Infrastructure. Starting today, Mike will lead the IT and data center functions for the company.”

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She further added,

Mike brings the perfect combination of experience and vision to lead the technical infrastructure at a company with Yahoo’s global reach and scale. He brings more than 23 years of IT operations experience, with a focus on highly scalable architectures, to Yahoo.

Most recently, Mike served as VP of IT Operations at Netflix. Prior to that, he was VP of IT Operations at Attensity, where he was responsible for the Americas data center operations team, including managing various big data systems including their Hadoop cluster, HBase, and MongoDB components. In addition, he serves as a Customer Advisory Board member for Box, SumoLogic, One LogIn, and Context Relevant. Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.

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“I’m extremely excited to be joining Yahoo and to contribute to their focus on building great sites and services,” said Yahoo SVP, Infrastructure and CIO. “I’m looking forward to leading Yahoo’s world-class infrastructure teams, which will continue to provide the web scale architecture that enables the many outstanding products of the company.”

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