It’s been more than a month since Yahoo fired Carol Bartz as Chief Executive, but there have been few signs indicating who might succeed her.
Ross Levinsohn, the head of Yahoo’s Americas business, is one insider that many think would be a natural choice. But if Levinsohn has any such aspirations, he didn’t let on when he took the stage at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Monday.
Asked point-blank by moderator John Battelle if he was interested in the top job, Levinsohn embarked on a long, rambling answer that managed to provide little information of value, while not explicitly taking himself out of the running.
“You know what, look, I have an incredible job right now, you’ve heard me say this before. This is the best job — not the easiest job – but the best job I’ve ever had, the biggest opportunity. I’m only focused on creating as much value as we can for our users and our investors. That’s it,” Levinsohn explained.
“All that stuff, honestly, that stuff takes care of itself. The board will figure out what it wants to do with this company.”