Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Warner Music Group COO Robert Wiesenthal Joining
Jawbone's Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawbone today announced that
Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo!, has joined Jawbone's board
of directors and Robert Wiesenthal, Chief Operating Officer/Corporate of
Warner Music Group, will be joining Jawbone's board. Mayer also serves on the
board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and is also on the board of
various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San
Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet. Wiesenthal serves on the board
of directors of TripAdvisor, Inc., and global pay-tv network operatorStarz.
"We are entering a very exciting time in Jawbone's evolution and are thrilled
to be adding such talented and highly experienced executives to our board,"
said Hosain Rahman, chief executive officer for Jawbone. "Marissa knows what
it takes to scale a company from a few people to Fortune 500-sized and she
brings exceptional software and services experience in consumer applications.
Rob brings world-class expertise in the intersection of consumer electronics,
digital services, media and content. He also brings a strong strategic
financial sense to the company, having led multiple multi-billion dollar deals
throughout his career. Most importantly, we are adding executives that will
help us achieve our vision to create category-defining experiences, and ship
"Jawbone brings together groundbreaking technology and beautiful design to
help people live better," Marissa Mayer, CEO for Yahoo!. "I'm really looking
forward to working with Hosain and the entire Jawbone team as they continue to
build innovative new products and user experiences and scale the company for
"I am pleased to be joining Jawbone's board at such a transformative time for
both media and technology," said Robert Wiesenthal, COO of Warner Music Group.
"Jawbone is creating intuitive, well-designed products and leading the
development of the global market in wearable devices. I look forward to
helping Jawbone strategically evolve and grow."
Marissa joined Yahoo! as CEO, President and Director in July 2012. Prior to
Yahoo!, she spent 13 years at Google, where she held numerous positions,
including engineer, designer, product manager, and executive. As VP of Search
Products and User Experience, she played an instrumental role in Google search
and led the development of some of Google's most successful services including
image, book and product search, toolbar, and iGoogle. She also defined such
pivotal products as Google News and Gmail. She is listed as an inventor on
several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design. She most
recently was VP of Maps, Local, and Location Services overseeing all products
with geographic components including Google Maps, Google+ Local, Google Earth,
Streetview, and more.
Marissa graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and
a M.S. in Computer Science. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial
intelligence. Marissa serves on the board of directors of Walmart Stores, Inc.
and is also on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.
Robert joined Warner Music Group as COO/Corporate in January of 2013. Prior to
Warner Music Group he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
at Sony Corporation of America, parent company of Sony Music Entertainment and
Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversaw all financial aspects of the
company. In addition to his role as EVP and CFO, he served as Group Executive
at Sony Corporation, Head of Corporate Development and M&A. He was a member of
Sony Pictures Entertainment's Operating Committee and was on the Boards of
Directors of Sony Music EntertainmentandSony EricssonMobile Communications.
Prior to his time at Sony Corporation, Robert headed entertainment and digital
media efforts for Credit Suisse First Boston. Wiesenthal graduated from
theUniversity of Rochester, receiving a B.A. degree cum laude in Political
Science in 1988
Jawbone is dedicated to building products and services that fit the way we
live. Jawbone is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.
For more than a decade, Jawbone® has developed human-centered wearable
technology and audio devices that solve everyday problems and help us live
better. A 2010 IDSA Design of the Decade winner, the company is the creator of
UP®, the best-selling JAMBOX® and BIG JAMBOX® wireless speakers, the
award-winning Jawbone ERA® and ICON™ Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin®
technology. Jawbone's approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 230
patents filed related to UP and its wearable technology manufacturing
processes. Jawbone is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.
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