For Yahoo, the departures keep coming. Blake Irving, who had come to Yahoo under its former CEO Carol Bartz, is stepping down. This comes mere days after the company gave walking papers to 2,000 staffers. All Things D reports that Irving and Yahoo’s current CEO, Scott Thompson, never saw eye to eye:
Irving had largely opposed the strategy that Thompson has been aiming toward, said sources, and also strongly disagreed with laying off so many employees without a clear plan in place. Many inside and outside Yahoo agree.
He was also apparently concerned about the massive engineering and research talent exodus of late, especially in Yahoo’s vaunted Labs arm, which suffered major cuts in the layoffs.
There is no word on what Irving will do next, though sources told All Things D that he has already had several offers.