Who is Scott Thompson (Besides Yahoo’s New CEO)?

    January 4, 2012
    Chris Crum

Who is Scott Thompson?

Well, there are a few Scott Thompson’s out there. One of them is Yahoo’s new CEO – Not to be confused with Scott Thompson from Kids In The Hall:

This Scott Thompson was the president of eBay’s PayPal. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and CTO at the company.

As President of PayPal, Thompson had overall responsibility for establishing PayPal as the leader in global online payments. As SVP and CTO, he oversaw information technology, product development and architecture for PayPal.

Before his time at PayPal, Thompson was Executive Vice President of technology solutions at Visa subsidiary Inovant, which was designed to oversee Visa’s global technology. Thopmson oversaw Visa’s global payment system.

Thompson was also Chief Information Officer of Barclays Global Investors. There, he is credited with implementing a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure.

He’s also worked with Coopers and Lybrand to deliver IT solutions to financial services clients, including Wells Fargo.

Thompson received a bachelor’s in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College

He’s also on the board of directors for F5 Networks and Zuora Inc. The former is an IT architecture company and the latter is a subscription billing and payment solutions provider.

Last year, Thompson received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award (though so did 9 others).