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(s nflx) is back on the radar — as CIO and SVP of infrastructure at Yahoo(s yhoo.) He will report to CEO Marissa Mayer. Kail telegraphed his move to another as-yet unnamed Silicon Valley company in a blog post two weeksa go.

In a statement, Mayer said Kail, with 23 years of IT operations experience under his belt, has “the perfect combination of experience and vision to 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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