Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

Scott Thompson Yahoo CEOBy Nicholas Carlson, BusinessInsider


Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one.

Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager of Third Point who is also in the middle of a proxy war against Yahoo, is leading the charge. Yahoo's response was that Thompson's misleading bio was "an inadvertent mistake."

That is an outrageous and insufficient response.

Before he was Yahoo CEO, Thompson (pictured above) was CTO of PayPal.

During that time, Thompson used the same bio Yahoo used for him with the SEC.

Here is an example from when Thompson spoke at Web 2.0 in 2010 (emphasis ours):

Scott Thompson is president of PayPal with overall responsibility for growing the global leader in online payments. Succeeding Rajiv Dutta in 2008, Scott previously served as PayPal's senior vice president and chief technology officer where he oversaw information technology, product development, and architecture for PayPal.

Prior to PayPal, Scott worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. As executive vice president of technology solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa's global payment system.

Scott was also chief information officer of Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo.

Scott received a bachelor's degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College.



Here's a screengrab from Web 2.0:



UPDATE:

Thompson joined the board of a company called Zuora in 2008. Here's his bio from then:

Scott Thompson is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for PayPal. As Chief Technology Officer, he oversees information technology, product development, and architecture for PayPal. Mr. Thompson and his team are responsible for the products and systems architecture that will help fuel PayPal's growth and enable global expansion. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Thompson worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organization. As Executive Vice President of Technology Solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa's global payment system. Mr. Thompson was also Chief Information Officer of Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo. Mr. Thompson received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Stonehill College.


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