TiVo said EVP and COO Pete Thompson has resigned, effective today (October 6), to pursue an opportunity with a “larger company,” TiVo disclosed in an 8-K filing.
Thompson joined 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. Ericsson acquired Microsoft’s Mediaroom business in 2013.
It was not immediately known where Thompson, also late of Microsoft, T-Mobile, Motorola and HP, is headed to next.
Update: Thompson confirmed to Multichannel News that he is joining Amazon as vice president of Alexa Voice Services. He starts the new position on Monday (October 9).
Tom Carson, TiVo’s president and CEO, has assumed Thompson’s responsibilities. Carson announced in May his plan to retire. A search for his successor is ongoing.
TiVo said its board has retained SpencerStuart to help with the search for a new CEO, and expects to “conclude the process and announce a new CEO shortly.”