January 21, 2018 / 2:14 AM / 7 months ago

SoFi in talks with top Twitter exec about CEO position: WSJ

(Reuters) - Social Finance Inc (SoFi) is in discussions with Anthony Noto, a top Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) executive, to become the online lender’s chief executive, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources.

FILE PHOTO: Anthony Noto, chief financial officer of Twitter, holds his phone during the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Noto, Twitter’s chief operating officer, has been offered the CEO position at SoFi, the report said, and was expected to make a decision in the coming days.

SoFi, one of the most valuable private financial technology startups in the United States, has been without a CEO for a quarter of a year, since Mike Cagney stepped down amid a lawsuit that alleged that he presided over a hostile work environment for women.

Twitter on Saturday evening declined to comment and SoFi did not immediately respond to inquires by Reuters.

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Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Editing by Alistair Bell

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