|Birthplace||San Jose, CA|
Steve Yankovich, vice president of innovation and new ventures at eBay Inc., leads a newly formed team focused on future-looking technologies and experiences that will drive innovative new approaches to connecting retailers, merchants and sellers with consumers around the world. Steve is focused on creating the future – opportunities beyond core products from a business and technology perspective.
From 2009 to 2012, Steve served as vice president of eBay mobile, responsible for eBay’s mobile business and product development worldwide on device platforms such as the iPhone, iPad, RIM, Android, Windows Phone, tablet and mobile web. Under Steve’s leadership, eBay mobile doubled its mobile commerce volume every year from 2008 through 2012, with $13 billion in mobile commerce volume in 2012 alone. eBay mobile is expected to generate $20 billion in 2013. Steve spearheaded the eBay Inc acquisitions of RedLaser and Critical Path Software. His patent portfolio consists of 29 leading technologies, four of which have been formally issued.
Before eBay, Steve was Adobe’s Entrepreneur in Residence where he created an Adobe seed project targeted at knowledge and information workers. Before Adobe, he was the founder/CEO/CTO of Movaris Inc., an Enterprise BPM software company that was acquired by Adobe. When Steve isn’t busy tinkering with technology, he enjoys building and driving fast cars.