eBay’s govt leaders are innovators in expertise, tradition and enterprise, shaping the corporate’s imaginative and prescient and driving the way forward for inclusive ecommerce ahead. They’re additionally patrons, sellers and ambassadors on eBay’s on-line market, devoted to empowering our communities of small companies and unearthing one-of-a-kind finds. Listed here are a few of our executives’ most memorable eBay experiences.
Jamie Iannone, President and Chief Govt Officer
On eBay, I bought a Hammond B-3 organ that I’ve owned since I used to be an adolescent to a church. The day it was delivered, the pastor despatched me a video of his organist taking part in it, and I joked with him that it by no means sounded that good after I performed it!
Cornelius Boone, Senior Vice President and Chief Individuals Officer
I’m a self-proclaimed “sneakerhead.” As a toddler, I used to save lots of my allowances from doing chores to purchase sneakers. Now, as an grownup, shopping for my favourite footwear from my childhood is all the time a nostalgic second for me. Some outdated habits die laborious — I’ve continued so as to add to my assortment by discovering distinctive and collectible sneakers on eBay.
Rob Hattrell, Senior Vice President and Head of eBay Europe
My favourite eBay expertise as a vendor was when my spouse and I bought our prized residence couch, which was the primary one we’d ever purchased. We bought it once we moved into our first residence. It was excellent for us and our home, however as our household acquired larger, it couldn’t include us. Naturally, we bought it on eBay. The couple who got here to select it up was identical to we have been once we first purchased it – newly married and transferring into a brand new residence. It was excellent for them, and it was nice to see it go to be a part of their story.
My favourite eBay expertise in my job is yearly within the U.Okay. we run a set of vendor awards the place we acknowledge our enterprise sellers from all components of the U.Okay. Their tales of braveness and bravado within the face of what’s usually private adversity; their buying and selling talent and agility; and the range of their backgrounds, companies and approaches are actually inspirational for me and my staff.
Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President, Chief Authorized Officer, Common Counsel and Secretary
I like the story of the husband-wife staff of Hans and Andrea that I used to be privileged to satisfy who began promoting yarn on eBay after their clothes operation went out of enterprise. They grew their firm to 40 workers, promoting 1 million balls of lovely yarn yearly. They reside in a small city in Germany away from main city facilities and are offering employment to many who may not in any other case have had an opportunity to work exterior the house.
Stefanie Jay, Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise and Technique Officer
I like utilizing eBay to search out distinctive, hard-to-get style gadgets in my petite measurement! My favourite basic white shirt from Steven Alan has a singular inside-out seam that makes it very particular. I purchased the identical one time and again, however after a number of years, they stopped making it. However I discovered it on eBay! Additionally, when Roger Federer moved his model from Nike to Uniqlo, it was unimaginable to search out his signature emblem hat, however in fact, I used to be in a position to get one for my husband on eBay. Lastly, my son’s measurement 3 genuine Ferrari racing jacket will ceaselessly be probably the most memorable Halloween costume win ever. These easy however not simple to search out gadgets carry a lot pleasure to our family!
Jay Lee, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketplaces
After I went to go to some sellers on the outskirts of Shanghai, I spotted that the sellers have been newlyweds and their three-story residence was additionally their workplace. They advised me their eBay enterprise had helped them pay for each their wedding ceremony and their home. That they had their employees there and all of the rooms have been stuffed with merchandise. This introduced residence to me in an actual approach what we do at eBay each day.
Julie Loeger, Senior Vice President and Chief Progress Officer
Many nice tales come to thoughts – each my very own and people I’ve heard. One theme that holds true in our family is eBay because the place to go to search out the gadgets you need on the proper worth. In December of 2020, my husband bought actually cool binoculars so we may view the Christmas Star, and I bought a handbag for my daughter that was fairly tough to search out by means of regular channels. I used to be so excited to search out it on eBay for the fitting worth and supply schedule.
Steve Priest, Senior Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer
With younger youngsters at residence, eBay is all the time my go-to for toys and video games, and the oh so hard-to-find substitute components that inevitably go lacking! Only some weeks in the past my four-year-old was devastated that we have been lacking items from his favourite sport. eBay saved the day, and I used to be a hero when three days later the components arrived within the mail!
Mazen Rawashdeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Know-how Officer
My 18-year-old son is an avid eBay purchaser and vendor. I commonly hear his compliments and complaints on each shopping for and promoting experiences. This jogs my memory how related and accessible our commerce platform is to customers of all ages.
Jordan Sweetnam, Senior Vice President and Common Supervisor, North America
With over 1,200 items of suggestions, it’s laborious to think about one second – each a part of my house is touched by eBay. All of our artwork has been bought from unbiased artists on eBay, as have my tropical crops and the ladybugs that shield them, the cool classic pinball machine that lights up our lounge and the throwback to my misplaced childhood Christmas ornaments which have such robust recollections. The wonderful variety of eBay’s sellers and their stock assist my passions.
Pete Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer
My favourite eBay expertise has been looking for hard-to-find Lego figures for my youngsters. Whereas not the largest present for his or her birthdays, they have been all the time the most effective and most appreciated. It was so gratifying to see their pleasure and pleasure for these toys that would solely be discovered on eBay.