Levinsohn will take control of Yahoo’s Americas business, including content, advertising and partnerships. Some 2,000 employees will report into his organization.
This is also the first high profile executive hire at Yahoo since bringing in Chief Product Officer Blake Irving earlier this year.
Levinsohn is currently a partner at Fuse Capital, a venture firm with ties to Best Buy. Levinsohn’s former partner at Fuse Capital, Jonathan Miller, now runs News Corp.’s digital business, effectively the same position Levinsohn held.
While at Fox Interactive Media Levinsohn oversaw the $580 million acquisition of MySpace as well as the nearly $1 billion advertising deal with Google.
And for once, we have nothing negative to report about Yahoo.
You can watch an interview with Levinsohn by Sarah Lacy at TechCrunch50 last year here, and we’ve embedded it below.