Facebook has hired Yahoo exec Blake Chandlee to head up the company’s UK ad-sales team. Chandlee was Category Development Officer, charged with growing Yahoo’s advertising business with consumer goods firms. Chandlee joined Yahoo! in 2003, and rose to commercial director. Facebook has already picked out an office in London’s Soho, where most of the advertising agencies hang out.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chandlee founded Kryptonite Ventures, a consulting business around brands. Prior to that he was a senior vice president of business development with Clarity Payment Solutions which worked with AOL TimeWarner, Coca-Cola, Ford, Honda and Nestle among others.