Carol Bartz

What’s next for Yahoo post-Carol Bartz?

Yahoo is still one of the largest consumer internet companies, and one of the most recognizable technology brands in the world. But it’s also arguably one of the most troubled publicly-traded technology companies in the world.

In January 2009, the company hired Carol Bartz as CEO to change that. Bartz had previously led software maker Autodesk, and her successes there provided some hope to Yahoo and its shareholders that the company could be turned around.

But little more than two years later, Yahoo’s board decided that progress, if any, hasn’t been great enough, and yesterday fired Bartz.