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
Toll Group to go Google
Poaches Woolworths project manager.
 
How News Corp's CIO tackled skills in his race to the cloud
What to do when your team’s talents are no longer needed.
 
Photos: How Thodey transformed Telstra
From turbulent Trujillo to Australia's leading telco.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  35%
 
Your insurance company
  5%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  9%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  4%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  18%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  7%
TOTAL VOTES: 3956

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?

   |   View results
I support shutting down the OAIC.
  27%
 
I DON'T support shutting the OAIC.
  73%
TOTAL VOTES: 1347

Vote