‘Connected Capitalist’ Ken Goldman Joins Yahoo! as Chief Financial Officer

Yahoo! has named Ken Goldman its new chief financial officer. Listed as one of “America’s 15 Most Connected Capitalists” by Forbes magazine, Goldman joins Yahoo! from threat management technologies provider Fortinet, where he was CFO.

“Ken is one of the most accomplished and respected financial executives in the technology industry having served as a CFO for more than 25 years, and we’re thrilled to have him join Yahoo!,” said Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer in a statement. Goldman was CFO for numerous companies including Excite@Home, Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Technology and Siebel Systems, which was acquired by Oracle Corp. in January 2006.

Added Mayer, “His track record leading the financial strategy and stewardship of many successful public and private companies makes him an ideal choice for Yahoo! as we enter our next phase of growth.”

Said Goldman, “Yahoo! is an iconic brand with an incredibly strong business model and balance sheet. I believe there is a lot of runway ahead for this business, and I look forward to working with Marissa and the rest of the executive team as we define Yahoo!’s future.”

Goldman will replace current CFO Tim Morse.

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