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Yahoo Hires Amazon Sales Head Re/code Said It Was Hiring to Run Sales

As Re/code reported earlier this week that it would, Yahoo has officially said it was hiring Amazon sales head Lisa Utzschneider to run sales in its key Americas market, reporting directly to CEO Marissa Mayer. In a move to pretend Utzschneider is not taking his job, current Americas head Ned Brody will now “assume the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Advertising Technology and Strategy,” Yahoo said in a statement. Utzschneider is the third top sales exec that Mayer has installed to try to turn around its troubled advertising business, so maybe it’s a charm! (Hi, Lisa!)

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