Yahoo! Inc.’s head of advertising sales for North America is leaving the company after less than a year at his post as the Web portal tries to drive revenue growth.
Kevin Gentzel, who joined Yahoo last year, was a vice president, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said in an e-mail. He had formerly worked at the Washington Post.
Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is trying to drive a turnaround at the company, which has struggled to add users to woo advertisers. Last month, Yahoo said Senior Vice President Mike Kerns is planning to leave amid a management shakeup to focus more attention on emerging businesses.
Gentzel’s departure was reported earlier by Digiday.