Sunnyvale (CA) – The Wall Street Journal is reporting that their search for CEO is over. Carol Bartz, former chief executive of the Autodesk Inc. software company, has accepted an offer to become Yahoo’s next CEO.
Yahoo has spent two months looking for a CEO to succeed Jerry Yang, who is a Yahoo founder and former CEO. Yang stepped down in November after having a rough go with Yahoo following issues with Microsoft and the Yahoo board.
Ms. Bartz, age 60, has previously been an executive at Sun Microsystems. She currently sits on the board of Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation.