SAN FRANCISCO — Recently ousted Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson has landed a new job leading ShopRunner, an online service that provides two-day shipping from a variety of Internet retailers.
Monday’s announcement of Thompson’s appointment as ShopRunner’s new chief executive comes two months after his short-lived tenure at Yahoo Inc. came to a mortifying end.
Yahoo shoved aside Thompson, 54, after a dissident shareholder uncovered misinformation in his official biography filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bio listed a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., that he never received, raising doubts about his integrity that led to his departure after just four months on the job.
Last week, Yahoo replaced Thompson, hiring longtime Google Inc. executive Marissa Mayer as its fifth chief executive in the past five years.
ShopRunner evidently had no qualms about Thompson’s troubles at Yahoo. Michael Golden, who had been ShopRunner’s chief executive and is staying on as the service’s president, hailed Thompson, a Raynham, Mass., native as ‘‘the perfect long-term CEO.’’
In his new job, Thompson will be running a privately held company with connections to one of his former employers, eBay Inc.