As our weekend report about the departures of Bill Demas and Will Johnson from Yahoo and the Yahoo Publishers network ricochets, we have an update on Johnson’s 411. Johnson left as VP and GM, YPN in October for dual stints with B2B start-up SupplyFrame.com to start an ad network and Clearstone Venture Partners as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Johnson: “I really enjoyed my time at Yahoo!, but after 6+ years I decided to jump on something more entrepreneurial.”
That’s a theme we’re hearing repeatedly as execs leave Yahoo and other large companies for something new. As Google matures, we’ll hear it from there, too.