Yahoo today announced it has appointed Ned Brody as Senior Vice President and Head of the Americas, effective immediately. Brody will be responsible for Yahoo’s advertising business in North and South America, reporting to COO Henrique de Castro. “Ned is a fantastic client and team leader who brings great vision, analytical insight and experience to Yahoo,” said de Castro. “His knowledge of advertising and technology, combined with his ability to effectively lead large organizations will be critical as we continue to build a world class team and grow Yahoo in the Americas and worldwide.” “Over the last year I've watched what an incredibly talented and passionate team can do with product at Yahoo. I'm excited about the opportunity to drive that kind of change in the advertising business, as well,” said Brody. “With the largest set of premium inventory as a starting point, we've got a great opportunity to deliver the most effective scaled advertising solutions in the industry. I look forward to working with and learning from our partners as we enact this vision.” Brody has more than 25 years of experience leading and advising businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was the CEO of AOL Networks, which included AOL’s global video, mobile and programmatic advertising businesses. He also served as global Chief Revenue Officer of AOL, responsible for the company’s advertising businesses. Brody is a proven entrepreneur and has founded and led businesses across e-commerce and search. He holds a B.S. and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. About Yahoo Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for users, Yahoo keeps people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, Yahoo creates value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.