There was none of the usual corporate boilerplate that typically sugarcoats such departures no praise for his service from Yahoos chief executive, Mayer, no mention of a sudden interest that de Castro had taken in spending more time with his family. A Yahoo spokeswoman said the company had no further comment on the matter.
But Mayer, who left Google to become Yahoos chief executive in mid-2012, was clearly displeased with de Castros performance. In a memo announcing the leadership reorganisation to Yahoos staff, she wrote, I made the difficult decision that our COO, Henrique de Castro, should leave the company. I appreciate Henriques contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavours.
Overall, Im confident that the leadership team, our direction, and these changes will enable even more successful execution, she wrote near the end of the memo.