Ken Goldman will soon join Yahoo as its new Chief Financial Officer, the company announced today. Starting October 22, he will be responsible for Yahoo’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations.
Goldman will be replacing Tim Morse, who had joined Yahoo in June 2009 and will leave the company later this fall. As the new CFO, Goldman will be reporting directly to Marissa Mayer, who left her role at Google last July to become Yahoo’s new CEO.
“Ken is one of the most accomplished and respected financial executives in the technology industry having served as a CFO for more than 25 years, and we’re thrilled to have him join Yahoo. His track record leading the financial strategy and stewardship of many successful public and private companies makes him an ideal choice for Yahoo as we enter our next phase of growth,” Mayer said.
Mayer’s comment is a reference to Goldman’s experience working at companies such as Fortinet, Oracle-owned Siebel Systems, Excite@Home, Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology. On her Twitter account, Mayer described Goldman as a “Silicon Valley legend.”
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