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Hal Lawton

SVP, eBay North America

Hal Lawton oversees all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, which includes Canada, United States, and Latin America. These responsibilities include marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising. Additionally, he has global responsibility for shipping, payments and risk, and trust.

He believes in creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, and helping small businesses to fulfill their potential across the United States and globally.

Hal is an expert in ecommerce and retail strategy; business development; data and analytics; in-store and online merchandising; marketing; customer service and fulfillment. He joined eBay in April 2015 from Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, where he most recently was senior vice president for merchandising, with accountability for $22 billion in revenue.

He spent ten years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, starting its Internet business from scratch and building it to almost $2 billion, while leading a team of 1,700 people.

Previously, Hal had been an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer packaged goods and manufacturing industries. He was also a process engineer at Champion International Corp.

Hal, who has an MBA from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, serves on the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Hal also serves on the board of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, and is an owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants.

When he’s not at work, he spends as much time as he can with his wife and their three children. He is an active participant in community sports, church, and charitable causes including being a member of the Board of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum.

Hal's favorite eBay experience:

"I achieved top rated seller status in February 2016. I have had over 150 transactions in the last twelve months and am proud to have 100 positive feedback. This effort has forced me to immerse myself in the experience – from pricing, to shipping, to returns!"

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Hal Lawton oversees all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, which includes Canada, United States, and Latin America. These responsibilities include marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising. Additionally, he has global responsibility for shipping, payments and risk, and trust.

He believes in creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, and helping small businesses to fulfill their potential across the United States and globally.

Hal is an expert in ecommerce and retail strategy; business development; data and analytics; in-store and online merchandising; marketing; customer service and fulfillment. He joined eBay in April 2015 from Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, where he most recently was senior vice president for merchandising, with accountability for $22 billion in revenue.

He spent ten years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, starting its Internet business from scratch and building it to almost $2 billion, while leading a team of 1,700 people.

Previously, Hal had been an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer packaged goods and manufacturing industries. He was also a process engineer at Champion International Corp.

Hal, who has an MBA from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, serves on the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Hal also serves on the board of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, and is an owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants.

When he’s not at work, he spends as much time as he can with his wife and their three children. He is an active participant in community sports, church, and charitable causes including being a member of the Board of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum.

Hal's favorite eBay experience:

"I achieved top rated seller status in February 2016. I have had over 150 transactions in the last twelve months and am proud to have 100 positive feedback. This effort has forced me to immerse myself in the experience – from pricing, to shipping, to returns!"

Download: Image Bio

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