Alfred J. Amoroso (born 1950) is an American board member and
former chairman of Yahoo!. He led the special committee set up at
Yahoo! to investigate the
CEO misstated college degree. He was
formerly President and
CEO and a director of Rovi Corporation, later
renamed TiVo upon the acquisition of TiVo by Rovi Corporation.
He received both a B.S. in Systems Engineering and an M.S. in
Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, now
called New York University Tandon School of Engineering.
In April 2013, Amoroso announced that he was stepping down as Yahoo
chairman immediately, and would be leaving the board in June 2013.
He served on the board of Foundry Networks, Inc., a provider of
networking hardware, from October 2000 to December 2008 and as
chairman from January 2007 to December 2008, when it was sold to
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Previously, Amoroso was an
advisor to Warburg Pincus, a private equity investment firm, from
September 2004 to June 2005.
From July 2002 to August 2004, Amoroso was the president, chief
executive officer, and vice chairman of Meta Group, an information
technology research and advisory firm. He served as president, chief
executive officer and a director of CrossWorlds Software, Inc. from
October 1999 until its merger with International Business Machines in
January 2002. Recruited by IBM from Price Waterhouse Consulting, he
held various positions from November 1993 to October 1999, including
serving as a member of the worldwide management committee.
Amoroso began his career with EDS (Electronic Data Systems), serving
the company in expanding capacities for a number of years at several
locations in Texas, Illinois and Connecticut. He left EDS and founded
Computech in Bloomfield, Connecticut, a systems consulting firm which
grew to over 50 employees before it was acquired by Price Waterhouse
Consulting, where he was named lead technology partner and
partner-in-charge of the Worldwide Insurance Consulting Practice.
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