01 Jan 2010
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Susan L. Decker, MBA 1986

2010 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient
Re: Sue Decker (MBA 1986)
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Former President, Yahoo! Inc.

Sue Decker’s successful Wall Street career began at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where as an equity analyst, she consistently received the number one rating in Institutional Investor magazine’s poll of money managers. She eventually went on to serve as global head of research, where she helped design and build DLJ’s global equity research business.

Decker’s next move was to one of the companies she had worked with as an analyst: Yahoo! During her nine-year tenure, she ran a tight financial ship as CFO, built the company’s advertiser and publisher group as EVP, and oversaw global business operations as president. Since leaving Yahoo! in 2009, Decker has taken time out from the corporate world to focus on what matters most: her family and giving back.

A Chartered Financial Analyst, Decker has put her analytical skills to work as a director of three major companies — Berkshire Hathaway, Intel, and Costco — and as a trustee of Save the Children. Her interest in entrepreneurship led her back to HBS, where she served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence this past year. Decker applied her technology know-how to help HBS develop a Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program, a January term MBA offering.

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Class of MBA 1986, Section D

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