Yahoo names former Netflix exec Mike Kail as its new CIO

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Mike Kail, who recently left his post of VP of operations at Netflix is back on the radar — as CIO and SVP of infrastructure at Yahoo He will report to CEO Marissa Mayer. Kail telegraphed his move to another as-yet unnamed Silicon Valley company in a blog post two weeks ago.

In a statement, Mayer said Kail, with 23 years of IT operations experience under his belt, has “the perfect combination of experience and vision┬áto lead our IT and infrastructure to even greater reach and scale.”

Before his three-year stint at Netflix, Kail was VP of IT Operations at Attensity and he’s on the customer advisory boards for Box, SumoLogic, One LogIn and Context Relevant.

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