Alfred Amoroso

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Alfred J. Amoroso (born 1951)[1] is an American board member and former chairman of Yahoo!. He led the special committee set up at Yahoo! to investigate the CEO misstated college degree.[2] He was formerly President and CEO and a director of Rovi Corporation.[1]

He received both a B.S. in Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, now called New York University Tandon School of Engineering.[1]

In April 2013, Amoroso announced that he was stepping down as Yahoo chairman immediately, and would be leaving the board in June 2013.[3]

He served on the board of Foundry Networks, Inc., a provider of networking hardware, from October 2000 to December 2008 and as chairman from January 2007 to December 2008, when it was sold to Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Previously, Amoroso was an advisor to Warburg Pincus, a private equity investment firm, from September 2004 to June 2005.[citation needed]

From July 2002 to August 2004, Amoroso was the president, chief executive officer, and vice chairman of Meta Group, an information technology research and advisory firm. He served as president, chief executive officer and a director of CrossWorlds Software, Inc. from October 1999 until its merger with International Business Machines in January 2002. Recruited by IBM from Price Waterhouse Consulting, he held various positions from November 1993 to October 1999, including serving as a member of the worldwide management committee.[citation needed]

Amoroso began his career with EDS (Electronic Data Systems), serving the company in expanding capacities for a number of years at several locations in Texas, Illinois and Connecticut. He left EDS and founded Computech in Bloomfield, Connecticut, a systems consulting firm which grew to over 50 employees before it was acquired by Price Waterhouse Consulting, where he was named lead technology partner and partner-in-charge of the Worldwide Insurance Consulting Practice.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alfred Amoroso". Forbes. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yahoo CEO Thompson Might Be Gone, But Internal Investigation Goes on - Kara Swisher - News". AllThingsD. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  3. ^ Liedtke, Michael (April 26, 2013). "Yahoo Chairman Alfred Amoroso gives up post, plans to leave board at annual meeting in June". Associated Press. Retrieved April 26, 2013. [dead link]