Sr. Director of Real Time Communication Product Management, Yahoo! Inc.
Jeff Bonforte is the senior director of Real Time Communication Product Management, including Yahoo! Messenger with Voice and Yahoo! Voice. Bonforte oversees the product and business operations for Yahoo!s leading consumer instant messaging and voice initiatives. He is also responsible for enhancing and extending Yahoo!s voice platform across Yahoo!s network of services.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Bonforte was president of SIPphone, Inc., a leading VoIP startup where he championed the development and launch of the Gizmo Project, a free internet telephone. He was senior vice president for Larry Ellisons New Internet Computer (NIC), where he managed all business development and marketing for the startup.
Bonforte is also the former CEO and founder of online storage pioneer, i-drive.com. Prior to his work in the internet, he worked in management consulting for seven years.
Bonforte holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an avid free fly skydiver when not sitting in front of a computer.