Farzad Nazem joined Yahoo in early 1996 as senior vice president of engineering and surfing and was named chief technical officer in January 1997. In that position he was responsible for overseeing all areas of engineering, including site operations and product development. Nazem has more than 18 years of experience in executive and technical positions. Prior to Yahoo, he was vice president of Oracle Corporation’s Media and Web Server Division. Previously, Nazem held various technical positions for SYDIS, Inc. and Rolm Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University.
Farzad left Yahoo in June 2007.