Yahoo names VeriSign's Balogh CTO

Powered by SC Magazine
 

In a move overshadowed by sizable layoffs announced this week, Yahoo has named VeriSign's Aristotle Balogh its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Balogh, CTO and executive vice president at the certificate provider since last January, will manage Yahoo's technology and engineering operations.

Working from the Sunnyvale, Calif. headquarters of the web-services giant, Balogh will report directly to Jerry Yang, chief executive officer and co-founder.

“In Ari Balogh, Yahoo is adding one of the industry's most talented leaders to our bench-strength of technology experts,” Yang said Tuesday in a news release.

Yahoo told employees on Tuesday that it plans to cut a thousand jobs in its largest mass layoff since the dot-com bust, according to media reports.

Balogh previously served as VeriSign's senior vice president for operations and infrastructure from May 2002 to May 2006 and the company's vice president of engineering from 1999 to 2002. He has also held a number of positions at Network Solutions, SRA Corporation, UPS' Roadnet Technologies and Westinghouse.

A Yahoo spokeswoman said today that the company has no further comment on the appointment.

A representative from VeriSign could not be reached for comment.

See original article on scmagazineus.com

Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition


Yahoo names VeriSign's Balogh CTO
 
 
 
Top Stories
ATO shaves $4m off IT contractor panel
Reform cuts admin burden, introduces KPIs.
 
Turnbull introduces data retention legislation
Still no definition of metadata to be stored.
 
Crime Commission prepares core systems overhaul
Will replace 30 year-old national criminal database.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  27%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  13%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  25%
TOTAL VOTES: 438

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  54%
 
No
  46%
TOTAL VOTES: 210

Vote