Yahoo is getting serious about making sure Flickr thrives: the company has hired former Google executive Bernardo Hernández to lead the popular photo sharing service. Hernández announced the news today through his Twitter account.
Prior to joining Yahoo, Hernández was Google’s Director of Product Management and the man in charge of Zagat operations worldwide. He is Spanish-born entrepreneur who has founded a number of Internet companies based in Spain, including idealista.com (a real estate portal), StepOne (which helps Spanish companies succeed in the US), and Floresfrescas (an online flower delivery business).
AllThingsD reports that Hernández will be replacing Brett Wayn, the VP leader of Flickr who oversaw the “spectacular redesign” that Flickr rolled out back in May. You may also remember that prior to Wayn, Flickr was led for a short time by VP Adam Cahan, a former National Geographic wildlife photographer.
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