Yahoo's (YHOO) hiring of senior Google sales exec Henrique de Castro as COO didn't come cheap:...

|By:, SA News Editor

Yahoo's (YHOO) hiring of senior Google sales exec Henrique de Castro as COO didn't come cheap: his total compensation could reach $56M over the next 4 years. The hiring of de Castro, who appears to have mixed reviews from former co-workers - his intelligence seems to be rated more highly than his people skills - could lead to the departure of chief revenue officer Michael Barrett, who was hired by Ross Levinsohn. (Yahoo sales force issues: I, II)