Microsoft is continuing its one-employee-at-a-time acquisition of Yahoo.
The software maker confirmed late Wednesday that it has hired Larry Heck, a Yahoo vice president.
Microsoft said that Heck will start in a few weeks and report to Satya Nadella, senior vice president of the online services division of Microsoft's R&D group.
"We look forward to welcoming him to the team," Microsoft said in a statement.
Heck is the latest in a string of executives to move from Yahoo to Microsoft, with the most notable being. Other high profile hires by Microsoft include and .
Heck's early tenure at Yahoo was marked by controversy. After he joined the company from speech recognition technology maker Nuance Communications, Nuance sued Yahoo, saying Heck helped poach a dozen workers from Nuance.
Microsoft, which last year offered billions to buy Yahoo, has said it remains interested in a search partnership.
Heck's hiring was reported earlier Wednesday by Bloomberg News.