29 posts and columns on Blake Jorgensen
News Byteafter Eric Brown suddenly resigned. Today, the game company has hired Blake Jorgensen as its full-time EVP and CFO. Jorgensen joins most recently from Levi Strauss & Co.; prior to that, he was CFO at Yahoo until early 2009, when he left as part of a management reorganization by CEO Carol Bartz. Jorgensen will start in September, at which point interim CFO Ken Barker will become chief accounting officer.
Blake Jorgensen, who left Yahoo as part of a management reorganization by CEO Carol Bartz, has taken a job as CFO at Levi Strauss & Co. He’s the second Yahoo to move to the the jeanswear manufacturer recently. Former Yahoo PR head Jill Nash took over communications at Levi several months ago.
A major Yahoo investor yesterday told me that he liked what he saw so far from new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, but he was wary. “I like the sizzle,” he said, referring to Bartz’s decisive take-no-prisoners style. “But I am still waiting to see if steak is there too.” Well, Bartz sizzled at its first-quarter earnings conference call today, tossing off some ribald words as she also handed over some tough news to chew on, announcing Yahoo’s much-expected weak first-quarter results. The company also said it would cut five percent of its staff of 13,600, which is close to 700 employees. BoomTown liveblogged the call with Bartz, who noted about Yahoo: “The most important takeaway was the importance of having a ‘Wow!’ experience.”
Goodness gracious, make it stop! You must know by now how much BoomTown loves internal Yahoo memos. But this is getting ridiculous. It’s been like a flash flood after a long drought at Sunnyvale HQ today, as Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz turns on the firehose of a whole lot of communicating. “I know you guys have reorg fatigue,” wrote Bartz in the latest email to employees about the management reorganization finally announced this morning. Also memo fatigue at All Things Digital HQ, if you can believe it.