Scott Dietzen, until recently SVP Applications at Yahoo where the man oversaw key products such as Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Answers, Groups, and Zimbra, has left the company.
He is not moving on to other ventures yet, wanting to spend some quality time with his family first, but tomorrow rPath will be announcing that he is joining their Board of Directors.
rPath, of course, is a company that specializes in simplifying the distribution and consumption of applications via virtual appliances and cloud computing and enables sustainable appliance lifecycle management.
Scott Dietzen joined Yahoo with the acquisition of open source email startup Zimbra, where he was President and CTO. Dietzen went on to replace Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo’s former SVP of Communications & Communities, when he left the company in June 2008. Before Zimbra, the man was CTO of BEA Systems (now an Oracle company) where he was the principal architect of the technology strategy for the WebLogic product family.