Yahoo just named the ex-Paypal CEO Scott Thompson as the new CEO. Yahoo has been looking for a new CEO since the ouster of Carol Bartz. This is what Yahoo has to say about appointing Thompson:
“Scott brings to Yahoo! a proven record of building on a solid foundation of existing assets and resources to reignite innovation and drive growth, precisely the formula we need at Yahoo! His deep understanding of online businesses combined with his team building and operational capabilities will restore the energy, focus, and momentum necessary to grow the core business and deliver increased value for our shareholders. The search committee and the entire Board concluded that he is the right leader to return the core business to a path of robust growth and industry-leading innovation.”
As per the eBay bio, Thompson took the reins of PayPal’s president ship in early 2008, during his time at PayPal, Thompson helped to more than double the payment service’s revenus, boosting from $1.8 billion to $3 billion. Prior to this he was serving as its CTO in charge of information technology, product development and architecture. Before joining eBay, he worked at Inovant and served as CIO of Barclays Global Investors and at Coopers and Lybrand on information technology.