Former Yahoo Shashi Seth to Join Tribune as President of New Digital Ventures Unit
Shashi Seth, former top product exec at Yahoo, has joined the Tribune Company as president of Tribune Digital Ventures, according to sources.
He will be reporting to CEO Peter Liguori and based in Silicon Valley, apparently to set up a brand new digital arm of the Chicago-based media company.
Sources said TDV would seek to invest in, buy and partner with innovative startups, not unlike the Comcast Ventures unit of the cable giant, which is run by Amy Banse.
Seth ran a wide variety of product groups for Yahoo — the last as SVP of its Connections division — and left in January, some months after new CEO Marissa Mayer took over.
Seth had been in charge of a swath of key products at Yahoo including Yahoo Mail, the Flickr photo-sharing service and many others.
Previous to Yahoo, Seth also worked at Google and AOL.