Steve Souders holds down the job of Chief Performance Yahoo! at Yahoo! He's been at Yahoo! since 2000, working on many of the platforms and products within the company He ran the development team for My Yahoo! before reaching his current position.As Chief Performance Yahoo!, he has developed a set of best practices for making web sites faster. He builds tools for performance analysis and evangelizes these best practices and tools across Yahoo!'s product teams.Prior to Yahoo!, Steve worked at several small to mid-sized startups, including two companies he co-founded, Helix Systems and CoolSync. He also worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos. In the early 1980s Steve caught the Artificial Intelligence bug and worked at a few companies doing research on Machine Learning. He received a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.Steve's interests are varied. He sits on the board of Freehand Systems and Fremont Hills Country Club, and teaches Sunday School. He's played basketball with several NBA and WNBA players, but has recently retired and switched to Ultimate Frisbee. He was a member of the Universal Studios Internet Task Force, has rebuilt a 90-year-old carriage house, and participated in setting a Guinness world record. He has a wonderful wife and three daughters.