Jeff Bonforte is the senior director of Yahoo!'s Real Time Communication Product Management, which includes Yahoo! Messenger with Voice and Yahoo! Voice. In this role, Bonforte oversees the product and business operations for Yahoo!’s instant messaging and voice initiatives. He is also responsible for enhancing and extending Yahoo!’s voice platform across Yahoo!’s network of services.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Bonforte was president of SIPphone, Inc., a leading VoIP startup where he championed the development and launch of the Gizmo Project, a free internet telephone. He was also senior vice president for Larry Ellison’s New Internet Computer (NIC), where he managed all business development and marketing for the startup.
Bonforte holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. When not sitting in front of a computer, he is an avid free fly skydiver.
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