Mike Manos makes another career move, and lands at AOL.
I’ve Got Mail….A new Aol.
January 27, 2011 by mmanos
You may have seen the announcement today about my recent decision and move to join the new leadership team at Aol. To some of my friends in the Technorati, and most specifically the Valley, this move probably seems very contrarian. Having built some of the largest cloud infrastructure’s in the world, re-aligning operational processes at massive scale, Aol at first stroke may seem an odd choice. I have worked in some of the largest multi-national companies in the world, I have successfully (and unsuccessfully) launched start-ups, have been a cost center and carried a P&L. I think I have a pretty good understanding of the range and complexity of challenges (especially from a technology perspective) from small business to large. Across the spectrum of these types and sized companies you get a different feel. Different cultures. Different attitudes. Different Vibes.
Mike has in a short period built an impressive list - Disney Interactive, Microsoft, Digital Realty Trust, Nokia, and AOL.
We'll hopefully hear more from Mike as he settles into AOL.
In the coming days/weeks/months, I hope to share many of the exciting things we will be endeavoring to accomplish and give you a real taste of some of the big changes I will be attempting. As always, technology and operational processes will be key to the success of the mission the company is on and I have some very definite ideas on how we can leap frog current thinking in this space and ensure that our technology and operational approach is no only a strategic value to the business, but also industry leading in execution.