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Yahoo's Mayer taps Jacqueline Reses to run HR, find talent

Former investment, real estate exec will head up Yahoo's People and Development unit, which handles human resources and talent acquisition across the globe.


Yahoo has hired a new senior executive to head up its human resources division.

The online company announced today that Jacqueline Reses has been appointed executive vice president of Yahoo's People and Development division. In her new role, which she'll take on starting September 7, Reses will lead Yahoo's human resources and talent acquisition.

Reses joins Yahoo from private equity investment group Apax Partners. While there, she worked on recruiting and retaining investment professionals. She also served as CEO of a real estate software company, iBuilding.

Yahoo's executive leadership has experienced significant turnover in the last year. After former CEO Carol Bartz was ousted from her position in 2011, Yahoo hired Scott Thompson, who eventually resigned after his resume was found to contain errors about his education history. Now former Google executive Marissa Mayer is running Yahoo, and according to many reports, she's looking to bring on several new executives to help her execute on her strategy.

Reses' hire comes just over a week after Yahoo brought on Kathy Savitt as the company's new chief marketing officer. Savitt previously served as the founder and CEO of photo-sharing site Lockerz.