As General Manager, Laughlin oversees programming, content, and business strategies for the North American Sports & Games properties. He joined Yahoo! in 2007 and is based in Yahoo!â€™s Santa Monica offices.
Previously, Laughlin was Director of Product Management for Yahoo! Games! and developed a unified casual and videogame product organization, growing the audience, and improving monetization of its existing interactive products.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Laughlin led the Web Services team at Helio, an advanced mobile joint venture between South Korea Telecom and Earthlink. He was responsible for the successful launch of Helio.com and led the development of the over the air (OTA) web-to-phone digital content distribution system. He also worked for Sapient, a business & technology consultancy in its User Experience practice, working with Fortune 500 clients to develop user interfaces for AT&T, Sprint, and Motorola.
A Chicago native, Laughlin graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems.