Flickr gets ex-Google Exec as new leader
posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:43 PM EDT
Yet another change has hit the shores of Flickr, but this time it's not a site redesign that's changing the service, but rather a new person in charge of the popular photography website. As reported by AllThingsD, the new leader of Flickr is Bernardo Hernández González, who was previously an executive at Google, and apparently a long term favorite of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
Bernardo Hernández González picks up the role after the recent resignation of Brett Wayn, who spearheaded the mammoth redesign of Flickr. Hernández González announced his new position over Twitter, saying:
I am very happy to say that as of tomorrow I will be leading Flickr efforts at Yahoo. Amazing beautiful challenge. http://t.co/EhJbHIaxxH— Bernardo Hernandez (@BernieHernie) August 6, 2013
Mayer welcomed him to the role, also over Twitter. Hernández González is an avid Flickr user it seems, with more than 1200 images dating back to August, 2005. He also appears to favor shooting a Leica X2, for what it's worth.
Hernández González' role at Google was most recently in charge of Zagat, the famed restaurant rating agency. He's also an active investor in his native Spain, and it's not clear if he has any grand plans for Flickr or not at this stage.
Flickr's parent company, Yahoo, also just announced a change of its own: a new logo. Check it out here.