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4 Career Moves Marissa Mayer Could Make If She Leaves Yahoo

4 Career Moves Marissa Mayer Could Make If She Leaves Yahoo

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO)'s CEO Marissa Mayer made it clear she wants to remain CEO of the company, even though it has agreed to sell its Internet assets to Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ).

Yahoo's remaining properties, including its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Yahoo! Japan and stakes in other companies, will be formed into a new publicly traded company that has been dubbed Remain Co. for the time being.

Recode's Kara Swisher previously stated that Mayer's reign as CEO of Yahoo will come to an end once the asset sale is completed. So, if this proves to be the case, here are a few options Mayer is likely to explore.

Tech Startup

Mayer's experience as a CEO of a technology company could come in handy for a small startup looking for a leader with "major league" experience.

For instance, the startup DocuSign is valued at $3 billion and has been operating without a CEO since the end of June.

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Jawbone, Square Or Wal-Mart

Mayer currently sits on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and the fitness tracker manufacturer Jawbone. She was also an angel investor in Jack Dorsey's Square Inc (NYSE: SQ).

Mayer's inside knowledge and history with these firms could prove to be an asset if they are looking to hire new talent.

From CEO To Entrepreneur

Sallie Krawcheck was considered to be one of the most senior women on Wall Street when she was President of Bank of America's Global Wealth & Investment Management division.

Today, she is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital advisor for women. It is likely Mayer has picked up an idea or two over the years that can be the basis of her own company.

Retire Very Wealthy

Retirement is another option on the table for Mayer. She earned over $100 million in compensation throughout her tenure at Yahoo and could pocket an extra $55 million if she is terminated as part of the company's asset sale to Verizon.

It's safe to assume that Mayer can comfortably retire with that kind of money.

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