SideStep names Yahoo! Executive Rob Solomon as new CEO

SideStep names Yahoo! Executive Rob Solomon as new CEO

The travel related search engine company SideStep has named Rob Solomon to be their new Chief Executive of the company. He would now also be acting as the new President of the company as it looks towards the future in one of the most active industry on the internet. In addition, Solomon has also been named to become one of the members of the company’s board of directors.

Interestingly, Solomon was currently working as the VP and General Manager of the Yahoo! Shopping Group. He played an important role in ensuring that Yahoo! Shopping became one of the most comprehensive commerce destinations on the Internet. Being a part of the group that developed the Yahoo! Shopping Search, Solomon would bring in extensive experience to SideStep.

Solomon was also earlier part of the Yahoo’s travel business division. This is also going to help him manage SideStep in an efficient manner. Jim Barnett, SideStep’s Chairman of the Board spoke on his appointment as the new CEO of the company: “Rob Solomon has the track record and ingenuity to strengthen SideStep’s position as the leader in travel search and ultimately continue to transform the online travel market.”

Barnett added: “A veteran of portal and search wars, Rob has seen and touched all aspects of Yahoo’s business – from startup to hyper-growth. He possesses the knowledge and leadership to take SideStep to the next level and capitalize on a search engine on the verge of mass expansion.”

Solomon said in a statement on his new appointment: “SideStep is an innovative company with a strong heritage – a six year history that began with creating the vertical search market. I believe in its mission to revolutionize the online travel search sector and look forward to leading the executive team to continue to define and extend a leadership role within the category.”

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