Mayer Brings Back Ex-Yahoo Rossiter to Lead Platforms
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has brought back Jay Rossiter, who left the company under the regime of Scott Thompson, to lead its platforms effort “focusing on the tools and technology supporting our externally facing products.”
The move also takes back a huge swath of engineering responsibilities at the Silicon Valley Internet giant from David Dibble, who was given a wide purview over technology under interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Mayer smoothed over the change in the memo to staff, noting: “I want to call out that Dibble has been an incredible technical leader and tremendous member of my staff, and I’m confident this realignment will help us bring clear focus and faster execution within each organization.”
Rossiter was at Yahoo for five years before leaving for a short time, having led its cloud efforts and other tech projects.