[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Yahoo has hired Sandy Gould, who is joining the company as senior vice president of global talent acquisition and development.

Mr. Gould has more than 20 years of experience leading global recruitment and talent for brands across technology, media, and financial services. He comes to Yahoo from Disney/ABC Television Group, where he was responsible for global recruitment, executive coaching, organizational and talent development initiatives. He has also held leadership positions in recruiting, talent strategy and development for companies including Linden Labs/Second Life, RealNetworks, and Washington Mutual Bank.

Mr. Gould will be leading all of the company’s recruiting, learning and development efforts.