Press Release.


John Devine Joins Yahoo! as Global Head of Operations

June 4, 2013 – The leading human capital firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of John DeVine as the Global Head of Operations at Yahoo!.  Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent.  Mr. DeVine will drive best in class operations practices to develop and implement innovative strategies.

Mr. DeVine will report to COO Henrique De Castro.  The two will partner to build a global operations organization, focused on sales execution across multiple operation platforms, including advertiser and publishing services, ad operations and field operations.

Mr. DeVine had been with the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. since 1999, and a partner since 2006.  He was responsible for leading McKinsey’s Global Customer Experience service line, leveraging the firm’s knowledge and expertise in Service Operations, Consumer Insights, Branding, and Innovation.  He was previously leader of McKinsey’s Call Center and Customer Care practice.  Before that, he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he was received multiple awards, including two Navy Commendation Medals and three Navy Achievement Medals, all for his work aboard submarines.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, his Master’s in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Washington, in Seattle.  “John is an amazing addition to the executive team at Yahoo!,” said Monica Bua, a Senior Partner at Morgan Samuels and the digital media practice head who led this search on behalf of Yahoo!.  “He compliments Yahoo’s culture of ruthless execution and forward-thinking strategy.  He will help drive the business, structure the organization globally, and shape best practices at a very exciting time in the company’s history.”

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their vision by identifying and solving their most mission critical human capital imperatives.  For over 45 years the firm has created and implemented breakthrough human capital strategies that impact companies at the organizational, team and individual levels.

Complementing its core competency in retained executive search, Morgan Samuels offers additional results-driven consulting solutions designed to unleash the power of human capital and revolutionize leadership performance.  Whether it’s through identifying, attracting and acquiring best-in-class talent, or developing, equipping and retaining existing critical talent, Morgan Samuels enables its clients to truly innovate, accelerate, and transform – instead of just perform.