Biographical info on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson

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Posted: May 14, 2012 10:48 AM
Biographical info on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson

NAME: Scott Thompson

AGE: 54 (born Nov. 13, 1957)

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in accounting from Stonehill College near Boston.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Hired as Yahoo CEO in January. Left in May after disclosure that his official biography included a college degree in computer science, which he never received.

Became president of eBay's PayPal business in 2008. Previously was PayPal's senior vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, he was executive vice president of technology solutions at Visa's Inovant subsidiary, where he was responsible for developing and running Visa's global payment system. Also worked as chief information officer of Barclays Global Investors.