He was supposed to stick around until a successor was found.
Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately.
The company had said on Monday that Cagney would stay on as CEO until a successor was found.
Executive chairman Tom Hutton will become interim chief executive officer, the company said on Friday.
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In a note to employees on Monday night, Cagney said “a combination of HR-related litigation and negative press have become a distraction from the company’s core mission” focusing attention on him personally.