Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, who resigned as CEO of Yahoo on Sunday after a scandal broke over claims he had made about obtaining a computer science degree, has stepped down from the board of F5 Networks. In a SEC filing today, F5 said that the decision was effective immediately.

No details were given for the resignation. We’ve reached out to F5 for more details, and we’ll update the post if we hear more.

Shares of F5, which makes hardware and software to speed up the delivery of applications over the Internet, are down more than two percent today.

Thompson also serves on the board of Splunk, a big data company with an office in Seattle. It recently completed an initial public offering, and earlier this week said that Thompson was “a valued member of the board,” according to Dow Jones.

Thompson, a former senior vice president and chief technology officer at PayPal, resigned from Yahoo after just four months as CEO. Thompson’s bio remains on the F5 Web site where it lists him as having a B.S. in accounting from Stonehill College.

UPDATE: F5 issued this statement today on Thompson’s departure:

“Scott Thompson has resigned from the company’s Board of Directors for personal reasons.  Mr. Thompson served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since January 2008.  Scott was an outstanding director and brought valuable insights to our Board on a wide range of issues.”

Previously on GeekWireIt’s official: Scott Thompson is out, and Yahoo is in disarray

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/puckyourself Joe McGrath

    He may have resigned for the same reason he resigned as the Yahoo CEO, because he has cancer

    • Guest

      Uh huh.

  • Guest

    Yahoo also had a prohibition against Directors serving on more than two boards. Yet another infraction by Thompson. Good riddance.

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