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Path Product Management Director Dylan Casey Departs for Yahoo

dylan_caseyDylan Casey, director of product management at Path, has left the company and will soon join Yahoo, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Update 9:29 am PT: And Casey has confirmed his new job via Twitter: “It’s official, I’m a Yahoo! Excited and honored to join @marissamayer and @yahoo,” he wrote, attaching a Path picture (appropriate!) of Yahoo’s welcome sign.

For the past year and a half he has been at Path, Casey was responsible for recruiting the product management team, managing Path’s product road map process — including the most recent introduction of Path’s messaging feature — and developing product strategies to increase growth, retention and revenue, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Before Path, Casey spent the better part of a decade at Google in various roles, first beginning in marketing and then moving over to product management roles via special products. He led and developed Google’s real-time search team, and also worked to drive growth on the Google+ social product. (He also happens to be a former professional cyclist, riding alongside Lance Armstrong before retiring in 2003, when he subsequently joined Google.)

The move over to Yahoo makes sense, as Casey worked closely with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer during their shared tenures at Google. It is not clear what he will be doing in his new position, but Mayer has been looking hard for good product leads, and has been trying to recruit Casey over to Yahoo for some time. One source said that Casey could be heading to Yahoo’s “Platforms” division, where he would report to SVP Jay Rossiter.

Update 10:17 a.m. PT: And confirmed again! A Yahoo spokeswoman told AllThingsD that Casey starts today as a senior director in the platform organization.

Path did not respond to emails and phone requests for comment late Sunday evening.


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