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Scott Thompson

Born: 13-Nov-1957
Birthplace: Taunton, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Yahoo!, 2012

Former President of PayPal, then briefly CEO of Yahoo! from January until May 2012. Resigned after it was revealed that his official biography had been padded, listing dual degrees in computer science and accounting, when he had earned only the latter. Patti S. Hart, the Yahoo! Board member who had been in charge of the search that resulted in his hiring, resigned a week before Thompson, who said that he had not exaggerated his credentials, since Hart had never actually requested his resumé.

Wife: (three children)

    High School: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA
    University: BS Accounting, Stonehill College (1979)

    Yahoo! CEO (2012)
    PayPal President (2008-12)
    PayPal CTO (2005-12)
    PayPal Sr. VP Product Development, Technology, and Operations (2005-08)
    eBay Sr. VP (2005-08)
    Visa EVP Technology Solutions, Inovant (2001-05)
    Visa EVP and Global CIO, Inovant/Visa Int'l. (2000-05)
    Visa CIO and EVP Technology and Support Services, Visa USA (1998-2001)
    Visa CTO and EVP Systems Group, Visa USA (1997-2000)
    Barclays CIO, Barclays Global Investors
    Member of the Board of F5 Networks, Inc. (2008-)
    Member of the Board of PerkStreet Financial, Inc. (2011-)
    Member of the Board of Splunk, Inc. (2011-)
    Member of the Board of Vertica Systems, Inc. (2010-)
    Member of the Board of Yahoo! (2012)
    Member of the Board of Zuora, Inc. (2008-)
    Risk Factors: Thyroid Cancer


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