Presentation: Monday, October 24th, 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Brad joined Yahoo! in March 2003 as vice president of Yahoo!'s Communications Products group. In this role, Brad is responsible for the strategy, management, development, and financial performance of Yahoo!'s communications products which includes Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Photos and Voice. He is charged with increasing market share and improving user engagement for these businesses, as well as ensuring that Yahoo! continues to be the most valuable global communications network on the Internet.
Brad previously served as chief executive officer of Dialpad Communications, one of the world's
largest providers of PC-based telecommunications services. Under his direction, the company's
user base grew from just over 2 million to 14.5 million subscribers, and he successfully
diversified revenue sources from a dependence on advertising revenue to generating 80 percent
of revenue from premium 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 Networks, TCI Internet Services, and SBC Communications.
Viewed as a spokesperson and expert in the intersection of communications and the Internet, Brad
has been a keynote speaker at industry events such as Internet World and VON, has been quoted in
top-tier publications such as The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has also appeared on CNN.
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