Abe Thomas serves as Vice President of Online Marketing for MySpace, the world's premier social network. In this role Abe is responsible for developing the overall strategy for acquiring new customers through online advertising, affiliates and search marketing. Working closely with the company's creative group, database engineers and product marketing teams Abe spearheads companywide initiatives geared towards driving loyalty from existing customers through email, direct mail and on the website, using effective segmentation and promotional strategies and tactics.
In 2006, Abe spent a year in Mumbai, India leading eBay India's Internet Marketing team. With Google still in its infancy in India, successful optimization of eBay's Search program resulted in a high representation of eBay pages in Google's Paid Search program and Google's Natural Search results.
In Jan 2007, Abe moved to PayPal Merchant Services where he was focused on marketing PayPal to our largest merchants.
Prior to joining eBay, Abe held multiple business development, product marketing and consulting positions at AltaVista, Palm, IBM Consulting and Motorola.
Abe received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a MSEE from USC and then an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in San Jose with his wife and two girls aged 3 and 6. He loves playing Basketball, Cricket, cooking and spending time with his kids.
- 07/30/08 -techcrunch.com