Raymie Stata, Chief Architect at Yahoo has been promoted to the role of CTO and Senior Vice President, according to a post on Yahoo’s corporate blog. Stata will replace former CTO Ari Balogh, who left the company in April.
Stata joined Yahoo in 2004, and has led a number of significant tech initiatives across the company from re-imaging its technology stack, to spearheading search and advertising development work and architecting the company’s private cloud.
Prior to joining Yahoo, he founded Stata Laboratories, which he sold to Yahoo in October 2004. Prior to founding Stata Labs, Raymie worked at the Digital Equipment Corporation’s Systems Research Center, where he contributed to the AltaVista search engine. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and has collaborated with the Internet Archive.
Stata will report to chief product officer Blake Irving. Stata recently participated in TechCrunch Disrupt, where he served as a panelist and awarded Art.sy with the Rookie Disruptor Award. It’s nice to see talent actually staying at Yahoo, considering the growing number of executives and early employees have left over the past few months.