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Industry Moves: Yahoo Taps Ex-Adobe Exec As New SVP For Mail, Flickr

This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.
The management shuffling at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) continues: Yahoo has hired *Adobe* Systems veteran Bryan Lamkin as senior vice president of the company's applications products division, which includes communications offerings, such as Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger, as well as communities properties, such as Flickr and Yahoo Answers. AllThingsD's Kara Swisher first reported the hiring. As reported Friday, Yahoo is also restructuring its North American sales group.

Scott Dietzen, who had served as interim head of the group for the last several months, will become VP of strategy, Swisher reported. Yahoo PR did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

Lamkin's hiring is the latest management change by new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz. Just this week-end, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company had laid off Communications Chief Brad Williams.

Lamkin has spent the last year-and-a-half working as an executive in residence, first at New Enterprise Associates and then at Sutter Hill Ventures, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previously, he spent 14 years at Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE), most recently as senior vice president of the company's Creative Solutions unit, leading product strategy, marketing and product development for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Illustrator. He retired from that post in early 2006.

By Joseph Tartakoff

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