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Jacqueline Reses Commutes From NYC to California for Yahoo

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Jacqueline Reses, who co-wrote the memo released by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, is such a supporter of the rules that she is commuting from New York to California to work in the offices.

The commute takes her 6,000 miles round trip, though she could choose to work in the small satellite office in New York.

Reses, 42, is married with three young children. While it is not clear how often she commutes back and forth, one of the trips likely includes an overnight flight on Fridays so she can be with her family on the weekends.

Her husband, Matthew Apfel, is also extremely busy, as he is chief digital officer at CORE Media and oversees the marketing of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

Reses was hired by Mayer to be the Executive Vice President of People and Development.

When she joined the Yahoo team, she was seen as “the real deal” by analysts. Mayer believes she has “fresh perspectives” and “tremendous energy.”

She went to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent 10 years at Apax Partners and seven years at Goldman Sachs before she joined Yahoo in September.

Crain’s New York Business named her one of the “Most Influential Women,” and Dealmaker magazine called her “Dealmaker of the Year.”

Her hardwork and dedication has prompted her to commute seven hours from New York to San Francisco and back, just to work at Yahoo’s headquarters.

Reses, her husband and children live in a $2.5 million 11th floor apartment in the West Village of Manhattan. They also own a home in the Hamptons which they are trying to sell.

The memo she co-wrote with Mayer explains a new ban on working from home, and has caused much controversy.

A spokesman for Yahoo said, “We don’t discuss internal matters. This isn’t a broad industry view on working from home - this is about what is right for Yahoo, right now.”

NYTimes