Bartz to head Yahoo

Carol Bartz, previously of Autodesk, will head Internet giant Yahoo.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff January 14, 2009

Carol Bartz has been named CEO of Internet company Yahoo Inc. Bartz was former chief executive of software company Autodesk Inc.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., giant also said Tuesday its current president, Susan Decker, who also interviewed for the top job, will leave the company. The departure of Decker, an eight-year Yahoo veteran who had lost the confidence of some shareholders and Yahoo directors in recent months, leaves Bartz with a freer hand to remake Yahoo.