- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will depart in June when Verizon completes the $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo that led to the newly-formed company.
- Also out: CFO Ken Goldman; Adam Cahan, senior vice president of product and engineering; CRO Lisa Utzschneider, and others
SAN FRANCISCO — Oath, the Yahoo-AOL creation owner Verizon will debut this year, plans to announce its leadership team Tuesday. And it does not include most of Yahoo's executive team.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will depart in June when Verizon completes the $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo that led to the newly-formed company. Also out, according to a person familiar with the matter who is not authorized to speak about it publicly: Yahoo Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman; Adam Cahan, senior vice president of product and engineering; Chief Revenue Officer Lisa Utzschneider; Enrique Muñoz Torres, senior vice president of search and advertising products; Ian Weingarten, senior vice president of corporate development and Partnerships; and Debra Berman, senior vice president of consumer marketing.
Mayer was expected to leave Yahoo after Verizon finalized the deal and Yahoo ceased to be an independent company, but it wasn't clear if she'd land with new owner Verizon. It was unlikely: During her tenure, the Internet company failed to realize an ambitious user and sales turnaround in the face of aggressive competition from Google and Facebook, eventually pressured by activist investors to sell its core assets. Two massive hacks under her watch, disclosed last year, further eroded the likelihood Verizon would take Mayer on board.
Yahoo and AOL declined comment.
The reconstituted Oath team is tantamount to a house cleaning of Yahoo. By the time of her exit, Mayer will have served nearly five years as Yahoo's CEO. Goldman was Yahoo CFO for five years. Cahan oversaw a team that built Yahoo's mobile division from $11 million in 2012 to nearly $2 billion last year. Weingarten was heavily involved in negotiations with Verizon and in transition talks after the deal was announced in July 2016.
"In the summer of 2017, you can bet we will be launching one of the most disruptive brand companies in digital," Armstrong told USA TODAY in an email in early April, when announcing the Oath name.
Business Insider reported last week that an executive shuffle was in the works.
Separately, Yahoo disclosed the size of its stake in Snapchat-parent Snap. Its 2.3 million common-stock stake is worth about $48 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. It also owns 2.3 million in preferred shares.
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