Ex-AOL honcho Brad Garlinghouse to run YouSendIt

Known for having sent the famous Jerry McGuire-esque "Peanut Butter Manifesto" at Yahoo, the executive becomes CEO of YouSendIt after years at AOL.

Brad Garlinghouse Dan Farber/CNET

There are a lot of things you can be famous for in Silicon Valley, but Brad Garlinghouse will probably always be known for having sent the legendary " Peanut Butter Manifesto ," a 2006 document that excoriated his team at Yahoo for their lackadaisical attitudes, and which will always be mentioned as "Jerry McGuire-esque."

More recently, Garlinghouse has been president of commerce and applications at AOL. And today, according to Fortune, YouSendIt, a player in the cloud storage business, announced that Garlinghouse is coming aboard as CEO.

"I didn't want to be the salmon swimming upstream, and I think AOL was an experience with a lot of upstream swimming," Garlinghouse explained to Fortune about why he left AOL. "But do I think I can create a billion dollars of value with YouSendIt or AOL? No question. There's no contest."

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