eBay is welcoming a new Vice President of Engineering. Louis Perrochon is assuming responsibility and leadership for engineering in eBay’s Commerce Experience organization.
eBay’s Chief Product Officer R.J. Pittman introduced the new Commerce Experience organization in May, and has continued to build out a world-class leadership team for the group.
As the VP of Engineering, Perrochon will lead a team of engineers who are responsible for driving global product development across a variety of commerce specific domains.
He will set the technology vision and strategy for developing multiscreen shopping, selling, payments and transaction capabilities along with engineering leadership over customer service engagement tools and new commerce advertising platforms.
Perrochon joins eBay from Google, where he led engineering teams behind many notable projects, including Google Earth and YouTube. He also worked on Google’s payment product, Google Wallet. In each role, he led all engineering development and operations, including web front ends for users and merchants, APIs, and all backend infrastructure. In 2010, Perrochon was engineering lead for Android Market. Perrochon has also conducted extensive research for Stanford University’s Computer Systems Laboratory and holds both a Ph.D and a Masters in Computer Science. He holds five patents.
“Louis brings depth and diversity of technical talent to his new role, including leading and working with hundreds of engineers globally and serving multiple content and advertising partners,” said Pittman. “He will be instrumental in helping the Commerce Experience organization create state-of-the-art shopping and selling experiences across Marketplaces worldwide.
“Louis is a world-class engineering talent,” added Pittman. “He has a unique blend of intense curiosity, challenges the status quo, and never stops asking why not. I’m excited for eBay and excited for our customers, and I look forward to working with Louis to reimagine and reinvent the world of commerce.”