Person Overview

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Past:
President / CEO / Chairman of the Board at eBay, Various Leadership positions at Bain & Company, See All (8)
Education:
Princeton University, Harvard Business School
Born:
August 4, 1956

Detailed Description

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Margaret C. Whitman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011.

From March 2011 to September 2011, Whitman served as a part-time Strategic Advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, a private equity firm.

Previously, Whitman served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Chairman of eBay Inc., from 1998 to March 2008. Leading eBay from 1998 to 2008, Meg helped the company grow from 30 employees and a little over $4 million in revenue to more than 15,000 employees, nearly $8 billion in revenue, and a network of 12 million users in California alone. Under Meg's leadership, eBay expanded globally and developed a culture and infrastructure that turned eBay into an unparalleled business success story.

Prior to her tenure at eBay, Meg distinguished herself in various leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company, Disney, Stride Rite Corporation, FTD, and Hasbro.

Meg is only one of seven women to be consistently ranked among the World's Most Influential People by Time magazine. The Wall Street Journal named her one of the "50 Women to Watch" in 2005. Fortune ranked her the most Powerful Woman in Business in 2004 and 2005. Business Week has included her on its list of the 25 most Powerful Business Managers every year since 2000.

During the 2008 presidential primary campaign season, Governor Mitt Romney asked Meg to serve as his National Finance Co-Chair; she helped raise more than $12 million in the Golden State. When Romney ended his campaign, Senator John McCain asked Meg to serve as National Co-Chair for McCain–Palin 2008. In California, Meg has helped raise almost $8 million for the California Republican Party. She personally contributed to and participated in numerous Get Out the Vote efforts on behalf of congressional and legislative candidates.

Meg received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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