February 6, 2006, 12:00 AM

Former Yahoo Shopping executive is named CEO of SideStep

Rob Solomon, former vice president of the Yahoo Shopping Group, is the new president and CEO of SideStep, a travel search engine. Solomon, who worked at Yahoo for six years, also previously ran Yahoo’s travel business.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Rob Solomon, former vice president and general manager of the Yahoo Shopping Group, is the new president and CEO of SideStep, a travel search engine. Solomon, who worked at Yahoo for six years, also previously ran Yahoo’s travel business.

“A veteran of portal and search wars, Rob has seen and touched all aspects of Yahoo’s business-from startup to hyper-growth,” said Jim Barnett, SideStep’s chairman. “He possesses the knowledge and leadership to take SideStep to the next level and capitalize on a search engine on the verge of mass expansion.”

Solomon also was named to SideStep’s board of directors.

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