Yahoo Exec Set to Bail?

Yahoo’s Jeff Weiner, Network Division Executive Vice President, is rumored to be leaving the company after a month’s long paternity leave, according to Kara Swisher. Weiner is reportedly tired of all the drama caused by the failed Microsoft acquisition and Carl Icahn’s proxy board. Weiner may become an executive in residence at a Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm (he wouldn’t be the first to do so).

Four Senior Vice Presidents are rumored to be the most likely candidates to fill Weiner’s shoes.

  • Front Door and Network Services’ Tapan Bhat
  • Brad Garlinghouse, who heads Yahoo’s communications and communities arenas
  • Media Group head Scott Moore
  • Yahoo Search’s Vish Makhijani

A fifth option is not to replace Weiner at all and to re-organize the company structure once more.

What would you do? Leave now or wait in case the severance plan is enacted. Tell us in the comments.

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