John Donahoe

President and Chief Executive Officer, eBay Inc.


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 $16 billion. Across its eBay, PayPal and eBay Enterprise platforms, the company enabled $205 billion of commerce in 2013, which represents about 18 percent of e-commerce worldwide and about 2 percent of global retail.  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., Nike 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.

Dan Schulman

President and CEO Designee, PayPal


With deep experience in payments and mobile technology, PayPal president and CEO designee Dan Schulman joined PayPal in 2014 to lead PayPal into its next phase, as an independent company, following the announcement of its separation from eBay slated for 2015. An avid sports fan and collegiate athlete, Dan was attracted to PayPal’s competitive edge in a rapidly-evolving payments landscape, the unique growth opportunities ahead and the ability to give eBay and PayPal shareholders sustainable value with more targeted investment opportunities.

Dan previously served as Group President of Enterprise Growth at American Express where he led the company’s global strategy to expand the company’s alternative mobile and online payment services. Under his leadership, American Express successfully launched its next-generation digital payments platform, developed non-traditional sources of revenue and introduced a suite of payment products to expand the company’s demographic and geographic reach.  

Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO.  During his eight years at Virgin Mobile USA, he developed the company from its earliest stages as one of the first U.S. prepaid cell phone providers to a dynamic public company, when it was eventually acquired by Sprint Nextel in 2009 at a total value of $688 million. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schulman was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion.  He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division. 

Despite his professional accomplishments, Dan is most proud of his achievements in helping underserved populations. While at Virgin Mobile, the company won the private sector award for bringing focus to the plight of homeless youth. During his time at American Express, he drove attention and introduced new products to the 70 million US adults underserved by traditional consumer financial institutions. He also serves on the board of Autism Speaks.

Mr. Schulman earned a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  He serves on the Boards of Flextronics, International Ltd. and Symantec Corporation, where he is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.

Devin Wenig

CEO Designee, eBay


Devin Wenig will lead eBay's next chapter as its fourth CEO, beginning in the third quarter of 2015 after overseeing eBay Marketplaces as its President for nearly four years. A purpose-driven global technology leader, Devin joined eBay in September 2011.

Under Devin's leadership, eBay has become one of the world's top 30 brands, and has grown Gross Merchandise Volume from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $83 billion in 2014. During this period, eBay added 56 million active buyers, to a total of 155 million.

During his tenure at eBay, Devin has led key strategic initiatives including a sustained shift to mobile/multiscreen; redefining design standards across eBay; extending global reach for users through cross-border trade; and introducing new categories such as Fashion, Deals, Art, Live Auctions, and Local services.

Devin joined eBay after more than 18 years at global technology/media company Thomson Reuters, where he was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets. In that role, he led the global media and financial services businesses, which provide technology, news and data to corporations, media, and consumers.

His career at Reuters Group PLC, which merged with Thomson Corp. in 2008, included serving as its Chief Operating Officer during a period of significant transformation for the business.

While at Reuters, Devin led a revitalization of the company, beginning in the early 2000s. In the period leading up to the merger, Reuters’ market capitalization increased six-fold in about four years to £ 8.7 billion in 2007, the year the deal was announced.*

Devin got his start in the business world at age 23 when he became Chairman and CEO of Nastech Pharmaceutical Co., a public biotech startup.

Devin is a baseball fan, surfing wannabe, runner, and art enthusiast. He is passionate about using technology and business platforms to make a positive impact on communities around the world.

Devin received a B.A. from Union College, and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School. He has also served on the board of the March of Dimes charity and was a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

*:From Reuters Group PLC annual report and media reports

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.

Bob Swan

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


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.

Michael Jacobson

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


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.

Craig Hayman

President, eBay Enterprise

Craig Hayman is President, eBay Enterprise. Hayman joined eBay Enterprise in July 2014, bringing more than 30 years of enterprise technology leadership experience. He most recently served as Worldwide General Manager of IBM's Industry Cloud Solutions, where he led acquisitions of more than a dozen companies, greatly expanding the company's commerce business. Prior to this role, he was General Manager for IBM's WebSphere business where he drove increases in customer satisfaction, revenue, profit and market share gains. Throughout his career, Hayman has built strong, high-performing teams and worked with professionals across Human Resources, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Ecommerce and Government services to help increase the engagement of employees, consumers, partners and citizens.
Favorite Experience: 

My parents love to tell the story of where they met and the London buses they took while dating. With the help of amazing eBay sellers in the UK and USA, their 60th wedding anniversary photo was framed by vintage London bus tickets and an original 1953 London bus map. Their reaction was priceless!

Beth Axelrod

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay Inc.


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!

Alan Marks

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, eBay Inc.


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!