All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Scott Thompson’

Scott Thompson Follows Short Yahoo Career With CEO Gig At ShopRunner

Scott Thompson, who served as the last official Yahoo CEO before Marissa Mayer (not including interim CEO Ross Levinsohn) has now taken the job of CEO at retailer network ShopRunner. He already has experience on the company’s board, and will be reunited with old colleagues. Meanwhile, ShopRunner’s current CEO, Mike Golden, will continue as President of the company. Golden said, …

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Yahoo’s Reconditioned Board will Reconvene Next Week

Yahoo and their board of directors have been through a lot lately. Most recently they have lost their CEO, Scott Thompson after a brutal proxy battle with activist shareholder Dan Loeb. They have also lost Pati Hart, co-founder Jerry Yang, and longtime chairman, Roy Bostock. Next week, the Yahoo board of director will reconvene, but with a fresh configuration and …

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Yahoo Ready to Find Replacement CEO

Yahoo is ready to start searching for a new CEO. As you may recall, Scott Thompson resigned after a rather lengthy proxy battle with activist investor Dan Loeb a his investment firm, Third Point. The surprising climax of that battle was the unearthing of a critical oversight on then current CEO, Scott Thompson’s credentials, claiming he held a computer science …

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Scott Thompson Steps Down From F5 and Splunk Inc.

Scott Thompson’s not so subtle departure from Yahoo left some wondering if he in fact, does have health problems or just fabricated a clever excuse to sidestep allegations that he intentionally perpetuated the myth that he held a bachelors degree in computer science. In any event, he stepped down as CEO of Yahoo and now we find he has also …

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Thompson Leaves Yahoo with No Severance but Makes Millions

As you may recall, Yahoo and CEO Scott Thompson have agreed to part ways as of yesterday. Thompson, who found himself locked in a battle with activist Yahoo investor Dan Loeb and his venture capital firm Third Point, was accused of providing false credentials in his company biography and other official documents. Doing his best to sidestep the issue, Thompson …

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Scott Thompson Leaves Yahoo After Cancer Diagnosis

Some of us may have had our doubts about Scott Thompson’s claim that he had nothing to do with the perpetuated myth about him having a computer science degree, but regardless he has agreed to step down from his position as CEO at Yahoo. As we reported earlier he will be replaced by Ross Levinsohn who was previously heading up …

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Best Buy Founder Resigns

It was just reported that former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned after being called out by Dan Loeb and Third Point for padding his resume. Thompson, who had been peddling a fake computer science degree for some time, made national news in a society that is very fascinated with the misgivings of 1%-ers, and then claimed to all the sudden …

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Yahoo Elects New Leadership as Thompson Steps Down

As I reported earlier today, Scott Thompson has decided to step down at Yahoo as CEO citing recently discovered health problems as the main reason. Some may say it comes at very convenient time as he was actively trying to sidestep accusations that he purposefully provided false academic credentials both at his previous job at PayPal and for the position …

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Yahoo CEO Resigns and Third Point Wins Proxy Battle

Last week was a tough one at Yahoo. It started early in the week with CEO Scott Thompson trying to sidestep direct accusations that he purposefully introduced false academic credentials that showed he held a computer science degree. Claiming that it must have been some sort of oversight, he apologized to the Yahoo staff and urged them to get on …

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Yahoo! CEO Never Actually Gave Out False Credentials

The newest development in the Yahoo fake credentials debacle has surfaced and it has to do with how the fake credentials made their way into CEO Thompson’s biography. The first thing is that Thompson claims he never actually provided a resume to be considered for the job as CEO at Yahoo. He says a staffing service employee created a document …

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Yahoo Director Resigns After Discovery of False Credentials

The latest development in the Yahoo scandal over false credential is here and this time one of the parties involved has resigned their position. Patti Hart, who was listed in a letter to the board from activist investor Dan Loeb, has agreed to not stand for reelection at the upcoming annual meeting, according to All Things D. Both Hart and …

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Scott Thompson is Sorry About the Disruption

I am sure by now you have heard that the proxy battle between the Yahoo board of directors and activist shareholder Dan Loeb and his firm Third Point has gotten a little ugly for the leadership over at Yahoo. Essentially he caught CEO Scott Thompson and another member of the staff passing off false credentials on their company biographies. To …

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