Primary Role
President, CEO & Board of Directors @ eBay
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Person Details


John has been President and CEO of eBay Inc. since March 31, 2008. Under John's leadership, the company has become a global commerce platform and payments leader, with revenue in 2013 of more than $16 billion. Across its eBay, PayPal and eBay Enterprise platforms, the company enabled $212 billion of commerce in 2013. The company also is a mobile commerce leader, with eBay mobile commerce volume of $22 billion in 2013, and PayPal mobile payments volume of $27 billion. The company is focused on enabling commerce as a partner — not a competitor — to sellers of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and small businesses, to global brands and retailers.

John joined eBay in March 2005 as President of eBay Marketplaces, responsible for all elements of eBay's global ecommerce businesses. In this role, he focused on expanding eBay's core business, which accounts for the majority of the company's revenues. John also oversaw a number of strategic acquisitions, including, StubHub and classifieds sites, such as Gumtree. During his three-year tenure as President of Marketplaces, revenues and profits for the division doubled.

Prior to eBay, John spent more than 20 years at Bain & Company, a worldwide consulting firm based in Boston. Starting as an Associate Consultant, John rose to become the firm's president and CEO in 1999, overseeing Bain's 30 offices and 3,000 employees.

John received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Additionally, John serves on the Board of Directors for eBay Inc. and Intel Corp.

Favorite Experience:

I sold an old cell phone on eBay, using eBay Giving Works. The buyer told me that he bought mine from the dozens of identical listings because of the charity component.

Experience (4)


Advisory Roles (1)

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    Board of Directors
    Mar, 2009