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Brad Garlinghouse is the Senior Vice President of Communications & Communities at Yahoo!. In this role, Brad is responsible for driving the strategy behind several of Yahoo!s core services that touch pivotal areas driving the current Web evolution: communication and collaboration.
The communications and communities services include Yahoo! Mail, the most popular webmail product in the world; Yahoo! Messenger, one of the most popular IM services with the highest time spent per user; Yahoo! Groups, used by approximately one in ten people on the Internet and Flickr, one of the fastest growing online communities in the industry, as well as a number of other services including Bix and Profiles. During his tenure at Yahoo!, Brad also oversaw the primary starting points to the Yahoo! network - Yahoo.com, the world's most heavily trafficked webpage, and My Yahoo!, the most popular personalized start page on the web.
Brad joined Yahoo! in March 2003 as Vice President of Communications Products. In this role, Brad led Yahoo! Mail's growth into the world's leading webmail service, drove the introduction of innovative new features in Yahoo! Messenger including high-quality voice calling, led the team that introduced the newly redesigned hompage for the most visited website online, and much more. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Brad served as chief executive officer of Dialpad Communications, one of the world's largest providers of PC-based telecommunications services.
Earlier in his career, Brad led venture capital investments in software, communications and Internet-based businesses at @Ventures. He also spent time in product and marketing leadership positions at @Home Network, and SBC Communications.
Brad earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Kansas. In his free time, Brad participates in triathlons and is a private pilot. He lives in Menlo Park with his wife and three children.