Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson Resigns From Splunk Board

Scott Thompson
Former PayPal president Scott Thompson recently resigned from Yahoo! as CEO because of a false résumé and because he has thyroid cancer. His résumé claimed that he had a degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Stonehill College, but he actually only has a degree in Accounting. Former Yahoo! EVP Ross Levinsohn is now interim CEO. Thompson is now no longer on the board of directors at Splunk, a company that analyzes big chunks of enterprise data and generates reports. Below is a statement from Splunk.

Scott Thompson Resigns From Board of Directors of Splunk Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – May 21, 2012) – Splunk® Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Scott Thompson has resigned from its board of directors, effective May 18, 2012.

Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan stated, “On behalf of the company’s management and board of directors, we thank Mr. Thompson for his contributions to the company. In regard to recent health issues, we wish Scott all the best for a fast and full recovery.”

The appointment of Thompson’s successor will be announced at a later date.

Thompson was also on the board of directors at F5 Networks, but resigned from that position last week.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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