Wambolt Leaves YPG

Scott Wambolt has left his job as Yellow Pages Group's senior vice president of sales, citing a desire to "pursue other career opportunities." According to the press release announcing Wambolt's departure, YPG will move to a flatter sales organization with the three…

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Idearc Reaches Outward for New CEO

This morning Idearc Media announced Scott Klein as its new CEO, replacing interim CEO Frank Gatto, who returns to his former role as executive vice president of operations. Klein comes from a technology and consumer-product background, and is currently an operating…

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AT&T's Dennis Payne to Retire

After 33 years of working in the directory business, Dennis Payne has been a firsthand witness to the changes and evolution in the industry. Denny began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a directory sales rep in Kansas City…

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AT&T’s Dennis Payne to Retire

After 33 years of working in the directory business, Dennis Payne has been a firsthand witness to the changes and evolution in the industry. Denny began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a directory sales rep in Kansas City…

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YPG-NZ Names New Executive Management

After four months of ownership, Yellow Pages Group of New Zealand’s owners are moving forward with the creation of a new executive management team. Among the moves, according to New Zealand’s m-net: “Dudley Enoka, who was general manager, will become the ex-Telecom…

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Changing of the Guard at Yahoo!

Today’s news is that Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel is stepping down from his position, which will be filled by founder Jerry Yang. Meanwhile, CFO Sue Decker will become president. It should be anticipated that Yahoo!'s executive change, which isn’t particularly…

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Monday Musical Chairs

We’ve got several meaty personnel moves to report in the global Yellow Pages business this morning, most of them involving Australia’s Sensis. The big news is that Sensis has hired U.S. industry veteran Carol Johnson as chief operating officer, directory…

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TrueLocal Head Jake Baillie Leaves

It is the end of the year, and the executive turntable is spinning a little faster. Today, it was TrueLocal head Jake Baillie's turn to announce his departure. TrueLocal, a spin-off from GeoSign, provides unique, local company URL information for…

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AOL Reshuffles

Just weeks after Yahoo! announced a management overhaul, AOL announced today that it will reorganize its corporate structure into six different divisions that will each report directly to COO Ron Grant. This is meant to clean up the communication tree…

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Management Shake-Up at Yahoo!

The blogosphere and news media are abuzz today over the management overhaul at Yahoo!. Starting Jan. 1, the company will be organized into three main groups: a customer-focused group, an advertiser and publisher group, and a technology group. CFO Susan…

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