Rob Chesney is a the Chief Operating Officer at Trunk Club since December 2011.
Rob is a former Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners. In that role Rob advised entrepreneurs who were looking to scale their early stage startups and turn them into thriving, independent companies. Rob's particular interest was in consumer-focused businesses with e-commerce, marketplace or payments-related business models. Rob has led small and large teams through periods of hyper growth, intense change and fierce industry competition.
Prior to joining Greylock Rob was a Vice President at eBay. Most recently Rob ran the Company’s Buyer Experience team where he oversaw the Company’s largest business verticals including fashion, technology, media, collectibles and home. These verticals represent more than half of eBay’s $2 billion North America business.
Prior to running eBay’s Buyer Experience team Rob was Vice President and General Manager of eBay Motors, which he joined shortly after it launched in 2001. When Rob left the group it was eBay’s largest stand-alone vertical. eBay Motors receives more than thirteen million unique visitors a month, ranking it in the top 10 for e-commerce properties. During his eight-year tenure as a General Manager at eBay, Rob managed teams across sales, business development, product management, engineering and customer service, as well as brokered partnerships and led acquisitions. Rob launched eBay’s first local classified offering, executed the company’s first social media integration and initiated eBay’s first private sale.
Rob graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at McGill University.
Rob was born and raised in Toronto.
Dec, 2011 - Current (almost 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Member of the Board of Directors
|May 26, 2016||bluesky.chicagotribune.com - How Trunk Club suits customers with personal service and technology|
|Jul 16, 2015||Cranes Chicago - Tech 50 Meet Rob Chesney, who is helping Trunk Club win the e-commerce war|
|Jul 23, 2012||Venture Beat - TaskRabbit raises $13M, adds former eBay exec Rob Chesney to board|
|Jul 23, 2012||TechCrunch - TaskRabbit Gets $13M From Founders Fund And Others To “Revolutionize The World’s Labor Force”|
|Dec 12, 2011||TechCrunch - Personal Stylist For Men Trunk Club Hires Former Greylock EIR And eBay Exec As COO|
|Dec 12, 2011||Forbes - Former EBay Exec Rob Chesney Named COO At Trunk Club|
|Nov 26, 2009||Tech2 - eBay Teams Up With Microsoft to For Holiday Deals - Tech2|