Disgraced former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who left the company in May less than four months after he started, after a shareholder discovered that Thompson's resume contained an erroneous degree in computer science he did not earn, has become the CEO of a much smaller company called ShopRunner, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Asked about his full-time replacement, ex-Google executive Marissa Mayer, Thompson had this to say:
"I haven’t met Marissa, but from what I’ve read and heard about her, I suspect she’s an excellent person to lead Yahoo into the next stage,” he says. “I hope she’s extremely successful starting on Day One and for as long as she’s there. The only other comment I have is that I met a lot of great people in my time there, and I’m rooting for them."
Thompson, who was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the time of his departure from Yahoo, said he is now cancer-free after undergoing surgery and treatment.