Ex-Yahoo CEO Thompson Steps Down From Splunk Board

by Angela Nazworth | May 21, 2012 11:38 am

Ex-Yahoo CEO Thompson Steps Down From Splunk Board

Scott Thompson 150x150 Ex Yahoo CEO Thompson Steps Down From Splunk Board[1]Scott Thompson has vacated his seat on Splunk‘s (NASDAQ:SPLK[2]) board of directors on May 18 — a week after he resigned[3] as Yahoo‘s (NASDAQ:YHOO[4]) CEO.

Thompson, who stepped down from Yahoo 10 days after he was accused of doctoring his bio[5], has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He had joined the board of directors of Splunk — a “big data” firm[6] — in October 2011.

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

Thompson also resigned from the board of F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV[7]) last week. At this time, he still remains on the on the board of Hewlett-Packard‘s (NYSE:HPQ[8]) Vertica Systems, according to Reuters[9].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Scott_Thompson.jpg
  2. SPLK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SPLK
  3. resigned: http://investorplace.com/?p=171252&preview=true
  4. YHOO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YHOO
  5. doctoring his bio: http://investorplace.com/2012/05/yahoo-ceos-company-bio-questioned/
  6. a “big data” firm: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/heres-a-better-ipo-to-buy/
  7. FFIV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FFIV
  8. HPQ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HPQ
  9. Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/us-splunk-idUSBRE84K0KN20120521

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