Thompson left his position at Tivo suddenly last week and has started the new job on Monday, October 9.
Thompson joined TiVo, the named Rovi, in August 2016, replacing John Burke, and tasked with overseeing the product integration activities after Rovi and Tivo wrapped up their merger in September 2016. Prior to joining Rovi/Tivo, Thompson was VP of strategic partnerships at Sonos, and, prior to that, was SVP of the Mediaroom Business Group at Ericsson.
Tom Carson, Tivo’s president and CEO, has assumed Thompson’s responsibilities for the time being. The company has retained SpencerStuart to help with the search for a new CEO.