March 25, 2024

Yahoo Names Rob Gelick as GM of Yahoo Mail

The Former Chief Product Officer of Paramount Will Lead the Company’s Email Business

Note: Verizon Media is now known as Yahoo.

New York, NY – March 25, 2024Yahoo today announced the appointment of Rob Gelick as General Manager of Yahoo Mail, to lead its operations and product innovation. Gelick joins Yahoo with over 25 years of experience advancing the global digital media landscape for large scale iconic brands including CBS, Showtime, PlutoTV, Motorola, and most recently as Chief Product Officer at Paramount.

“Millions of people rely on Yahoo Mail to organize their busy lives, and Rob will play a pivotal role as we continue to evolve the Mail business,” said Matt Sanchez, President & General Manager of Yahoo Home Ecosystem. “Rob has a proven track record of leading strategic product direction across platforms, and this experience will be key in driving the Yahoo Mail business forward.”

Reporting to Sanchez, Gelick will oversee initiatives that further advance and refine Yahoo Mail with more ways to stay informed, organized and connected to the full suite of Yahoo’s core consumer businesses including Search and News.

“This is an incredible opportunity to engage Yahoo Mail’s passionate global user base, solving for their communication needs and driving scale for the business,” said Gelick. “I’ve spent my career pioneering innovative consumer services, and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the company.”

Prior to joining Yahoo, Gelick served as Chief Product Officer at Paramount where he oversaw the strategic product direction of its global streaming portfolio of direct-to-consumer subscription and free ad-supported video services including Paramount+, Showtime and Pluto TV, as well as multi-platform digital experiences for CBS, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more. During his tenure, he spearheaded the launch of CBS All Access, and its subsequent transformation to Paramount+, along with the integration of Showtime, expanding it to over 40 international markets and scaling the business from zero to over 67.5M subscribers worldwide. Gelick first joined the company as the GM of Mobile, leading the company’s entry into emerging platforms and new distribution channels.

Before joining CBS Interactive, Gelick was on the founding executive team as Vice President of Media and Social Products at Helio, where he spearheaded a portfolio of mobile social networking and media services including the industry’s first comprehensive YouTube Mobile offering. Prior to that, he spent nearly eight years in design and product planning at Motorola Mobile Devices, where he pioneered many of the world’s first mobile commerce and entertainment offerings and partnerships.


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