Newsflash: I’m joining Yahoo!

As Rafat Ali reported earlier today, I am joining Yahoo as Senior Director, Product, for the Personals team, starting January 23rd.
I’m excited by the opportunity to focus on one product, energized by both the team and the general Yahoo ethos (and campus-wide talent), and delighted to be working 7 miles from home–a huge change from my usual cross-country commute.
I’ve had some good opportunities in the past few months, but I’ve always thought working for Yahoo would be a good fit, and Personals seems like a wonderful spot for someone obsessed both with transactional sites and with social media(that would be me.)
5ive will continue under the leadership of my business partner, Steven Madoff; we’ll be updating the site to include some of the behind the scenes players of the past few months.
More on this as life unfolds!

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  1. Michael says:

    Great news Susan. Congratulations!

  2. Viviane says:

    Congratulations! It’s a plum job, for sure.

  3. Joe Lazarus says:

    Congrats & welcome to Yahoo! As a fellow Yahoo! and a frequent reader of your blog, I’m looking forward to seeing what you have in store for Y! Personals.

  4. Ken Sands says:

    Wow. Congratulations, Susan.

  5. Shenaz Zack says:

    Congrats Susan, I have been lurking on your blog for a while and decided to delurk and say Congrats

  6. Dossy Shiobara says:

    Yay! I think Yahoo! is very lucky to have you.
    Does this mean you’re going to stop writing about matters relating to AOL? You’re probably one of the best people to read regarding insight into public news about AOL and the impact it has.
    Good luck with the new gig!

  7. peter caputa says:

    Congrats, Susan. I think this is a great move for Yahoo and you! Good fit, for sure.

  8. Bernard Moon says:

    Congratulations, Susan! Great hire by Yahoo!

  9. Dimitar Vesselinov says:

    Congratulations, Susan! Now, Yahoo has a very interesting mixture of promising technologies and smart people…

  10. Peter Krasilovsky says:

    Susan: Personals is a great vertical. Good luck with the new job. I’ll look forward to talking with you about it when you are settled in.

  11. JD Lasica says:

    Susan, very happy to hear the news. Yahoo truly is becoming the center of the social media universe. Let me know if you need someone to take those frequent flyer miles off your hands. :~)

  12. Barbara HW says:

    Hey Susan — been checking in on you now and then since our early adventure with — congrats on your new position. MSO misses you!

  13. Tim Bishop says:

    Congratulations Susan! Maybe you can join the Berkeley office of Yahoo?

  14. Richard says:

    Congratulations, Susan! They are lucky indeed to have you.

  15. Chad Alderson says:

    Great news Susan! Congrats! Reporting to A.Z?

  16. Roland Tanglao says:

    congrats! say hi to stewart, caterina and cal for me!

  17. Jeff Clavier says:

    One more good reason for having lunches at URL Cafe :-). Congratulations Susan :-).

  18. Gus Spathis says:

    Congrats Susan! Yahoo is incredibly lucky. The east coast already misses you…

  19. Greg Gershman says:

    Congratulations Susan! Yahoo is very lucky!

  20. susan mernit says:

    thanks everyone–your congrats are much appreciated

  21. Mark Interrante says:

    Welcome onboard. Lets grab coffee at URLs when you get settled.

  22. Betsy Devine says:

    Let me add my congrats to Yahoo for a stellar hire. Susan, your blog has been one of my favorite reads since my Feedster days. I’m already enjoying learning more about the web personal space here.

  23. Salim Ismail says:

    Great news Susan… good move for both parties…!

  24. Arieanna says:

    Have fun there! I always love visiting Yahoo! Even visited the Personals section! Great set of people, you’ll have a great time working with them.

  25. Lucas Gonze says:

    That is fabulous, Susan. Congratulations and welcome to the yahooplex.

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