Vice President, Social, Games & Personalization
Mike Kerns is responsible for developing experiences that drive richer personalization, support meaningful social engagement, and create new social advertising solutions, across the entire Yahoo! network of sites.
As the co-founder and CEO of Citizen Sports, maker of social and sports-related applications found on the Facebook, Android and iPhone platforms, Mike joined Yahoo! when Citizen Sports was acquired in 2010. Mike continues to guide business and product strategy and grow Citizen Sports, while promoting larger social initiatives throughout Yahoo!.
Mike began his career as an Associate at Angel Investors, L.P. In 2001, he became the Chief of Staff at Steinberg & Moorad Sports Management, a premier sports representation firm, where he led new business efforts for the firm, assisted in player contract negotiations, and helped manage operations. Mike is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a BA in history.
In 2010, Mike was selected by the Sports Business Journal as the youngest member of their “Forty Under 40” list of leading sports executives.