Yahoo hires Netflix veteran Mike Kail as CIO

Yahoo has hired Netflix veteran Mike Kail as CIO and SVP, Infrastructure.

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.

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.

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