Our new CEO

Carol BartzIt's been a busy day around here, so apologies for the radio silence on today's big news. As you've probably read, Carol Bartz has been named Yahoo!'s new CEO. Carol is the 14-year veteran CEO of Autodesk, becoming the company's executive chairman in 2006. To quote Jerry Yang's email to the troops today, she's known for her "straight talk, decisiveness, operational excellence... leadership skills, hands-on technology management expertise, energy." In fact, she hit the ground running, with today being her official first day.

Also announced today is that Sue Decker will resign as president after staying on for a transitional period. She will leave Yahoo! after nearly nine years of contributing to Yahoo!'s growth. Jerry, who announced he would step down as CEO in mid-November, will remain at Yahoo!, returning to his role as Chief Yahoo.

Check out Techmeme for the buzz about the news.

Nicki Dugan
Blog Editor