Levi Strauss & Co. has plucked a Yahoo Inc. executive to fill its vacant chief financial officer position.

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Blake Jorgensen, cfo at Yahoo, will take up the titles of executive vice president and cfo of Levi’s on July 1. He will report to John Anderson, chief executive officer.

“Blake is a seasoned finance executive who brings a broad background of leadership, operational and strategic experience to [Levi’s],” Anderson said. “He has a successful track record of working with global consumer product companies and his deep financial experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to position the company for future growth.”

Jorgensen founded Thomas Weisel Partners in 1998 before joining Yahoo. Heidi Manes, Levi’s corporate controller and principal accounting officer, has been serving as interim cfo at the company for nine months. She has held the position since the August departure of Hans Ploos van Amstel.