Kevin Krim, Yahoo’s VP of product and strategy for HotJobs and Yahoo Small Business, is leaving Santa Clara, Calif., for New York and Bloomberg.com, where he’ll head up Bloomberg’s business ventures. He’ll be starting “at the end of the month,” he told CIR.

“Yes, my family and I are heading to the big city,” he told us in an e-mail. “It’s an exciting but daunting change.”

Culture shock? Probably not for the Harvard grad. Krim joined Yahoo in 2006 from San Francisco-based Six Apart Ltd., where he was GM of the popular blogging site, LiveJournal.com. Before that, he was VP of Web properties for LookSmart, whose products FindArticles.com, Furl.net and Zeal.com. He started his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co.

Krim. Yahoo EVP Hilary Schneider, VP Lem Lloyd and other Yahoo execs were instrumental in structuring the deal in late 2006 that put hundreds of major U.S. newspapers on HotJob’s recruitment platform, greatly raising the job site’s visibility and, ostensibly, its revenues (which aren’t reported in Yahoo’s financials).

“I am thrilled that Kevin will bring his strong understanding of new media to Bloomberg,” said his new boss, Bloomberg Multimedia CEO Andy Lack. “His exceptional experience in search, social networking, online content and advertising will prove invaluable to the Bloomberg.com business as we continue to develop our consumer-media products.”

“I am a great admirer of Bloomberg, its powerful team, legendary culture and unsurpassed global assets. I am excited and honored by the opportunity to be a part of Bloomberg’s expanding multimedia business,” Krim said in a statement.

Bloomberg provides financial and business news, information and analysis for companies and professionals. Its services cover the globe with more than 2,200 news professionals in 145 bureaus in 68 countries. Besides a round-the-clock wire service and Web site, Bloomberg has a 24-hour TV network and satellite and analog radio services, a magazine, and a book-publishing unit.

No word yet from Yahoo on who will replace Krim, or when. He’s not the first high-level exec to leave in recent months: In February, Neeraj Khemlani left as GM and executive editor of Yahoo News to become a VP of media at New York-based Hearst Corp.

 

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