Mike Kail Joins Yahoo as Chief Information Officer
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) has announced that Mike Kail has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and SVP, Infrastructure.
In this role, Mike will lead Yahoo’s IT and data center operations, reporting to CEO Marissa Mayer.
“The strength of our technical infrastructure is critical as we aim to deliver the best possible user and advertiser experiences. It also ensures that Yahoos have the tools and technology necessary to execute. After an intensive search for the right leader, I am excited to announce that today Mike Kail is joining Yahoo as our new CIO and SVP, Infrastructure,” said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
“Mike has the perfect combination of experience and vision to lead our IT and infrastructure to even greater global reach and scale.”
Kail brings more than 23 years of IT Operations experience, with a focus on highly scalable architectures, to Yahoo.
Most recently, he 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.
Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
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