Facebook COO on Gideon Yu’s Departure

Facebook has yet to provide a clear explanation for why Gideon Yu resigned as Facebook’s chief financial officer on Mar. 31. In a statement issued that day, the company said it would be “looking for someone with public company experience,” suggesting that Yu lacked the right resume for the job (even though he previously had served as an executive at public company Yahoo!). Bloggers including Kara Swisher of All Things D say Yu left at least in part because he clashed with the company’s young founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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