After appointing former Lockerz CEO Kathy Savitt as Yahoo’s CMO, the company’s new chief Marissa Mayer is staffing another key role—executive vice president of people and development. Mayer has tapped Jacqueline Reses, a private equity exec, to help lead hiring and HR for the company.
Prior to Yahoo, Reses led the U.S. media group at private equity firm Apax Partners, she focused on investing in media and technology. In addition, Reses was also involved with the firm’s talent initiatives, including recruiting and training. While at Apax Partners, Reses served on the board of directors or led the investments in Cengage Learning, Intelsat, Nelson Education, Hit Entertainment, and NEP Broadcasting. Additionally, Reses was the CEO of iBuilding Inc., a real estate software business that was launched by Tishman Speyer and Benchmark Capital. Previously, she spent seven years at Goldman Sachs.
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Reses, who will report directly to Mayer, will be responsible for leading human resources and talent acquisition as well as corporate and business development globally.
“We are very excited to have Jackie join the Yahoo! team, leading our efforts around finding and retaining the best talent,” said Mayer in a release. “Jackie brings two decades of uniquely applicable operational experience around structuring organizations, programs, and strategies to build world-class teams in media and technology. Her tremendous energy will serve our employees well, and we’re looking forward to her fresh perspectives.”
As Allthingsd’s Kara Swisher reported a few weeks ago, Yahoo’s HR head David Windley departed the company shortly after Mayer was appointed as CEO. Perhaps what’s next up in Yahoo’s hiring plans: a COO.