Doug Hirsch has started a number of companies and built Web communities for Yahoo and Facebook.
As one of the early employees of Yahoo Inc., he conceived and/or managed product development for all of Yahoo's community and communication products, including Yahoo! Mail, GeoCities, Yahoo! Groups, Yahooligans, Yahoo! Personals, Yahoo! Chat, Yahoo! Message Boards, Yahoo! Calendar, Yahoo! Local and much more. Between 1996 and 2001, Doug led product development for services which generated more than 75% of Yahoo's traffic and registrations. During this tenure, Doug managed more than 40 direct reports, worked closely with Jerry Yang and David Filo (Yahoo's founders), oversaw 2 acquisitions worth more than $4 billion, and rose to the position of Senior Director.
After leaving Yahoo to travel around the world in 2001, Doug returned to Yahoo! as the General Manager of Yahoo! Entertainment, responsible for all... See More