Yahoo Interim CEO Says He’s Leaving After Being Passed Over

Jul 31, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Yahoo’s interim chief executive officer is leaving the company after its board passed him over for the permanent top job, instead hiring former Google executive Marissa Mayer, reports Bloomberg.

Ross Levinsohn took on the interim role in May when ex-CEO Scott Thompson resigned after questions arose about the accuracy of his resume. Levinsohn had been considered a top contender for the permanent CEO job, but instead Mayer was recruited to help turn around the company.

"Ross has done a terrific job during his time at Yahoo,” Yahoo said in a statement. “We wish him all the best.”

Levinsohn was known for his skill with advertisers and had helped resolve a patent dispute with Facebook, the story notes.

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