According to the WSJ, Yahoo could be close to choosing a CEO that’s a safe bet, rather than a gamble.
Among candidates still under consideration is Carol Bartz, the former chief executive officer of Autodesk Inc., a publicly traded company that builds design software used in engineering. She’s “on the list,” said a person familiar with the matter…[and] would indicate that Yahoo is looking for a steady hand who has run a public company over someone with Internet and online advertising experience.
As the search continues, I can’t help compare it to the annual football coaching shuffle, which happens this time of year. Will the AD/manager pick someone on the rise? Someone with proven experience? Or, pick the offense coordinator in-situ–which rarely gets anyone excited.
What type of CEO do you think Yahoo needs right now?
PS. Carol Bartz should be grateful she wasn’t fired just for interviewing!