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John Donahoe

President and Chief Executive Officer, eBay Inc.

Biography: 

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 $205 billion of commerce in 2013.  The company also is a mobile commerce leader, with eBay mobile commerce volume of $20 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 Shopping.com, 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., Intel Corp. and Nike, Inc.

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.

Beth Axelrod

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay Inc.

Biography: 

As eBay Inc.'s Senior Vice President, HR, Beth is responsible for all aspects of the company's human resources capabilities designed to drive performance of the business. These include recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits and the continuing evolution of the company's corporate culture.

Prior to joining eBay in March 2005, Beth was Chief Talent Officer at WPP Group, one of the world's leading communications services groups, where she was also an executive director responsible for the recruitment, development and retention of WPP staff worldwide. Before WPP, she was a principal with McKinsey & Company.

Ms. Axelrod holds a B.S.E. degree with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management.

Favorite Experience: 

My 13-year-old son is a star baseball player and eBay is virtually the only place we can find baseball cleats in his size: a men's 11 4E!

Mark Carges

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Products, Marketplaces

Biography: 
Mark joined the eBay Inc. leadership team in September 2008, overseeing eBay Inc.’s platform strategy, as well as having overall responsibility for technology, software development and site operations for eBay.com.
 
Prior to joining eBay Inc., Mark was executive vice president, products and general manager, for the Business Interaction Division at BEA Systems, a provider of enterprise application infrastructure software which was acquired by Oracle in April 2008. During more than a decade at BEA, Mark held a variety of senior technology leadership roles, including Chief Technology Officer.
 
Mark began his career at Bell Labs as one of the original architects of Tuxedo, software for constructing highly scalable transaction processing applications. Prior to BEA, he designed and developed early versions of Tuxedo at Bell Labs, Unix System Labs and Novell.
 
Mark holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and an MS degree in Computer Science from New York University. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Rally Software and Magnet Systems.
 
Favorite Experience: 

I sold a heavy oak dresser from the early 1900s on eBay using the local-pickup option — my first time trying this. I wasn't disappointed, selling it to a local, first-time eBay buyer who paid with PayPal.

Michael Jacobson

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, eBay Inc.

Biography: 

Mike joined eBay Inc. in August 1998 and is responsible for overseeing the company's legal department, risk management program and its policy group. He is responsible for interactions with content regulators, law enforcement, contracts, SEC compliance, and other legal matters.

Prior to eBay, Mike was a partner with Cooley Godward LLP where he was recognized as an expert in securities law. His responsibilities included corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisition transactions, public offerings, and venture capital financing.

Mike earned an A.B. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, in 1975 from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently received his law degree from Stanford University in 1981, where he was a Nathan Abbot Scholar and a member of Order of the Coif. He also received the Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. award as well as first and second year honors.

Favorite Experience: 

Lost a computer cable on a trip and replaced it on eBay. It was a great deal, regular shipping. Surprisingly, it arrived the next day (still haven't figured this out, although I'm not complaining). Paid with PayPal, of course.

Alan Marks

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, eBay Inc.

Biography: 

Alan leads communications strategy for all areas of eBay Inc., including business and consumer media relations, employee communications, executive positioning and issues and reputation management.

Alan has more than 20 years of experience managing communications for top global consumer brands. Prior to joining eBay in April 2008, Alan was at Nike Inc., where he served as a member of the company's global communications leadership team. In that role, he led corporate media relations for global product launches, communications of the company's growth strategy, and Nike's industry-leading corporate responsibility strategies.

Prior to Nike, Alan headed corporate communications for Gap Inc. from 1999 to 2005. There, he led media relations, executive and employee communications, reputation management and corporate responsibility. Before Gap Inc., Alan was with Avon Products Inc. for 12 years in a variety of global communications positions. He began his career as a journalist.

Alan received a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in liberal studies from New York University.

Favorite Experience: 

I love photography. Thanks to eBay sellers, I bought photo paper from New York, a high-quality camera lens cap from Korea and a collection of prints by Japanese photographers from Argentina. Now that's a global marketplace!

Bob Swan

Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, eBay Inc.

Biography: 

Bob is responsible for all aspects of eBay Inc.'s finance function including controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, audit, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations.

Prior to joining eBay in March 2006, Bob was CFO and executive vice president at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS). With financial responsibility for a global organization with revenues of more than $20 billion and 117,000 employees, he oversaw the controllership, treasury, tax, investor relations, audit, planning, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management and corporate administrative functions for EDS.

Prior to EDS, Bob served as CFO and executive vice president at TRW, Inc., and also held executive-level positions at Webvan Group, Inc., providing him with valuable Silicon Valley experience. He began his career with General Electric (GE) in 1985 and spent 15 years in a variety of positions, including corporate audit staff and CFO at GE Transportation Systems and GE Medical Systems-Europe. He left GE in 1999 as vice president of finance and CFO of GE Lighting.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He also received a Master of Business Administration from SUNY Binghamton. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials.

Favorite Experience: 

During the Winter Olympics in Sochi, I purchased an Olympics beanie cap — from my couch, just as I was watching Ted Ligety win a gold medal for the giant slalom.

Devin Wenig

President, eBay Global Marketplaces

Biography: 

As president of eBay Marketplaces, Devin Wenig leads the eBay, classifieds and StubHub businesses globally. He brings a strong combination of global operating experience, deep leadership skills and understanding of global technology platforms to eBay.

Devin joined the company in September 2011 after more 18 years at Thomson Reuters, the global media organization, where he served as CEO of its largest division, Thomson Reuters Markets, from April 2008 to August 2011. In that role, he led the global financial services and media businesses, which provide information, analytics and technology services to professionals in the financial services, media, and corporate markets globally, as well as to individuals through its consumer media arm.

Prior to serving as CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, Devin was chief operating officer of Reuters Group PLC, a provider of financial market data, from 2006 to 2008. In that role, he led Reuters' consumer media and Internet strategy as well as all of the company's data, information, and analytical products, the sales force, information technology, and global marketing, among other functions.

Before 2006, Devin served on the Reuters Board and held numerous positions in the organization, including leading several divisions from 2003 to 2006 as president of Business Divisions, with the responsibility of leading the revitalization of Reuters and its four business segments.

Devin received a BA from Union College, and a JD from Columbia University Law School. Devin serves on the boards of March of Dimes and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

Favorite Experience: 

I have two! my son is an avid baseball player and card collector, and eBay is where he trades. Also, my younger brother runs an antique car restoration business in South Florida. It's both humbling and inspiring to know that eBay is his IT department, his supplier, and his distributor, he can't run a business without eBay.