Does the retiring chairman have to be replaced or can Mayer be both CEO and Chairman. I'm fine with that, save a big salary, and lots of free options because half the directors over the past 10 years have contributed nothing, and walked into the sunset with enormous compensation for a) turning down the Microsoft offer and b) contriubting nothing technically. Good riddance to all of them. I see that they will be down to 10 Directors, and I don't know the minimum requirement. If it weren't for regulatory requirements, I'd let Mayer run the company solely by herself.
I don't know who you think you are talking to, but I'm long 12,000 shares of Yahoo since $11/share cost basis. I have no aliases. I'm a big Mayer supporter, and yes, until she arrived the Yahoo board was filled with useless directors for the past 10 years, and most are gone, many under her leadership. So, what in the hell are you talking about. I'm long Yahoo......it's going to $30+
Here's a list of past Directors and Executives, and I reiterate, half were useless, but got very rich for doing nothing:
Board of Directors (past)
Roy Bostock past Chairman, Yahoo! Inc.
Patti Hart President and Chief Executive Officer, International Game Technology
Vyomesh Joshi Executive Vice President, Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company
David Kenny (2011)
Arthur Kern Private Investor
Brad D. Smith President and Chief Executive Officer, Intuit Inc.
Scott Thompson Yahoo! CEO
Gary L. Wilson (2001) Private Investor General Partner, Manhattan Pacific Partners, was the chairman of the board of Northwest Airlines, chief financial officer of Walt Disney Company, and chief financial officer of Marriott Corporation.
Chief Executive Officers
Marissa Mayer (2012–present)
Ross Levinsohn Interim (2012)
Scott Thompson (2012)
Tim Morse Interim (2011–2012)
Carol Bartz (2009–2011)
Jerry Yang (2007–2009)
Terry Semel (2001–2007)
Timothy Koogle (1995–2001)