Susan Decker has been a director of the company since October 2004. She was President of Yahoo! Inc. from 2007 to 2009, responsible for all global business operations. From 2000 to 2006, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Prior to joining Yahoo! in June 2000, Decker was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for 14 years, serving as global director of equity research from 1998 to 2000 and twelve years as a publishing and advertising equity research analyst. She was appointed to the board of Pixar Animation Studios in June 2004 and the Stanford Institute of Economic and Policy Research in February 2005. Ms. Decker's nomination was recommended by a non-management director.