ACCURATE.CO Yahoo appointed Jim Lanzone, who was originally CEO of Tinder, as their new CEO. The change of leadership occurred after Apollo Global Management bought Yahoo from Verizon CommSunications Inc., as quoted by Reuters on Saturday (11/9/2021).
Apollo Global Management acquired Verizon Media on September 1 last, for $5 billion. Apollo re-named this iconic brand as Yahoo.
In addition to Yahoo, AOIL, TechCrunch, Maker, Ryot and Flurry are also under Verizon Media.
Meanwhile, Match Group Inc, Tinder’s parent company, appointed Renate Nyborg as their new CEO, replacing Lanzone.
Nyborg previously served as general manager of Tinder in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is the first woman to serve as CEO on Tinder since the company was founded in 2012.
Lanzone replaces Guru Gowrappan, who led Verizon’s media business since 2018. He is now a senior advisor to the securities firm Apollo business.
Meanwhile, Jim Lanzone or the owner of the full name James Lanzone himself is a businessman America who was born on January 20, 1971. Besides serving as CEO of Tinder, Jim Lanzone is also the former chairman of CBS Interactive.
After that, Jim Lanzone also became the first Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation. Prior to joining CBS Interactive, Jim Lanzone was the founder and CEO of Clicker.com.
It is known, Jim Lanzone graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1993. He also has a dual JD/MBA degree from Ermory University School of Law and Emory University Business School.