Fired Microsoft CIO lands new job at mortgage lender

Former Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott, who was fired by the software vendor early last month for violating unspecified company policies, has landed a new job, with a higher-level title, at a mortgage firm.

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Former Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott, who was fired by the software vendor early last month for violating unspecified company policies, has landed a new job, with a higher-level title, at a mortgage firm.

Scott started work last Monday as chief operating officer at Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage, a privately held wholesale lender. His hiring was announced just over two weeks after a Microsoft internal memo said that he had been terminated.

According to TB&W, the firm is one of the top 10 wholesale mortgage lenders in the US, servicing a portfolio with a total value of about $50bn (£24.2bn).

Scott will continue to reside in Washington, according to TB&W. The lender said in its press release that Scott's "vast technology experience" at Microsoft and General Electric "made him an obvious choice" for the COO position. But it didn't specify what Scott's duties will be.

Repeated attempts to leave voicemail messages seeking additional information from TB&W executives were unsuccessful. And a receptionist who answered the phone at the company's offices said that it doesn't have a public relations contact.

Scott worked at Microsoft for more than two years; he was initially hired as co-CIO and was given full control of the company's IT department late last year.

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