Monday, June 18, 2012
Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief
It looks like Ross Levinsohn is building out his team to help out at troubled web portal and media firm Yahoo. The company said Monday that it is tapping the former Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Fox Interactive Media / MySpace, Michael Barrett, as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, under interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, the firm said Monday. Barrett was most recently at Google, where he had been since 2008, when Google acquired Admeld, where he was CEO. Barrett was Chief Revenue Officer at Los Angeles-based MySpace. Barrett also has served at AOL Media Networks, GeoCities and Disney Online, in addition to a stint in Sales at Yahoo. Barrett previously served with Levinsohn working on MySpace and FoxSports.com.