Devin Wenig is the President & CEO of eBay, one of the largest and most vibrant marketplaces. A purpose-driven global technology leader, Wenig became CEO in July 2015, after overseeing eBay's Marketplaces business as its President for nearly four years.
Under his leadership, eBay is ranked no. 32 on Interbrand's list of Best Global Brands, and has grown annual Gross Merchandise Volume from $60.3 billion in 2011 to $84 billion in 2016. During this period, eBay added 69 million active buyers, to a total of 167 million.
During his tenure at eBay, Wenig has led key strategic initiatives, including a multi-year project to leverage structured data to catalog eBay’s vast inventory; investments in artificial intelligence capabilities; a redesign of eBay’s core mobile experience; redefining design standards across eBay; and extending global reach for users through cross-border trade.
Wenig joined eBay after more than 18 years at global technology/media company Thomson Reuters, where he was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets.
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.
Bob brings extensive industry as well as customer-facing experience to this role. Kupbens leads eBay’s effort to bring unique and differentiated inventory to the eBay platform, enhance sellers’ business growth and drive buyer and seller confidence in the marketplace.
Previously, Kupbens was Vice President of Online Retail at Apple, where he was responsible for leading one of the top five largest ecommerce businesses globally. There, he was additionally responsible for the Apple Store app, Apple Store digital interactive experiences and global retail customer service teams. Prior to Apple, he was Vice President, Marketing & Digital Commerce at Delta Air Lines. He also spent eight years at Target Corporation in a variety of roles and organizations, from supply chain to technology to e-commerce.
Kupbens began his career at Ford Motor Company before going into consulting. He is a graduate of MIT and has an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.
As SVP, Global Operations, Wendy Jones leads eBay's Operating Committee, which oversees the development and execution of our business roadmap. She also runs our Global Customer Service (GCX) operations and our Workplace Resources Function (WPR) -- responsible for eBay's facilities around the world. In her role, Wendy drives cross-functional collaboration, accountability, and results within the business – bringing organizations together to advance more effective operating models, and improve execution. She ensures that customers are at the front and center of our initiatives.
Prior to her current role, Wendy managed the overall separation process with PayPal and now continues to oversee all elements of the operating agreements between the two companies.
Wendy began her career at eBay in 2003 as VP Customer Service for North America and Australia. Wendy has largely focused her career here on growing eBay's global presence. She worked in Europe, Canada and the US, led our geo expansion efforts, launching eBay in markets like Brazil, Russia, and Mexico, and spearheaded our cross-border trade efforts. Wendy's team also oversaw the customer experience in these markets, partnering with product and other functional teams within eBay. Wendy has held various other leadership roles within eBay – in customer support, marketing, advertising, and operations, including two international assignments. During her time in Europe, she was responsible for leading marketing, operations, and advertising for eBay's European portfolio of sites. Wendy is committed to furthering others' ambitions through personal mentoring and professional affiliations within eBay. She has advanced important topics for women within the company, and serves as mentor to women within and outside eBay.
Wendy is also an active eBay customer, and in fact she found her job on eBay – literally – in November 2003, after seeing an on-site ad for the role of Vice President of Customer Support. Prior to joining eBay, Wendy worked at State Street Bank, Land Rover NA, and for iSKY, Inc., in various leadership roles.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Loyola College. She was recently recognized with the 2015 Rolland Teel Distinguished Alumna award from Severn School. Her interests include boating, tennis, and travel.
Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands.
Nancy built a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago and LA and for more than a decade has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing. Her extensive knowledge of the drivers shifting our future (and shaping business) have guided transformation projects with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen, Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies.
Her current work dives deeply into the emerging intersection of tech, business and society. Nancy is currently a board member for GMDC, a non-profit trade organization determined to keep member retailers relevant and thriving in the years ahead.
She has been ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by Ross Dawson) and was voted 7th Woman of Influence on the Future of Leadership list (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx events for teens, hosting nearly 1000 annually.
As Senior Vice President and General Manager Marketplaces, Michael is responsible for working with our marketplace clients to help them grow and optimize their global ecommerce businesses. Prior to this role, Michael has held various leadership positions at Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, eBay Enterprise, GSI Commerce and IBM.
Mohan Patt’s expertise spans two decades of software engineering leadership. By looking at large-scale commerce applications through an entrepreneurial lens, Mohan harnesses technology to transform the user experience. During his 12-year tenure at eBay, Mohan has managed global product and engineering teams, hyper-focused on the buyer experience, driving traffic and growing the active user base through conversion, engagement and retention. Mohan’s eBay career began on the eBay Motors team, where he led engineering and fitment (parts compatibility) to propel eBay as a market leader in auto parts.
Mohan earned both bachelor and master degrees in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore, respectively, and holds four patents. A true Raiders football and Warriors basketball fan, Mohan calls Fremont, California home. While not reimagining user experiences at eBay, Mohan enjoys playing basketball with his son, as well as buying and selling toys and electronics with his kids, especially on the eBay app.
As Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America, Suzy Deering leverages her background in technology, media, and brand to develop strategies and execute marketing activities that reach 169 million active eBay buyers. She joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for all areas of eBay North American marketing, including customer product marketing, loyalty and relationship marketing, buyer and seller marketing, and social.
Prior to joining eBay, Suzy was CEO of Moxie, the largest digital advertising agency in the Southeast, where she led the development of their digital capabilities towards technology-enabled data solutions. Her experience also includes more than a decade with Verizon where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including Executive Director of Media, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive company recognition, sales, and revenues.
With a dynamic blend of marketing, brand strategy, data-driven insights, and deep media knowledge, Suzy has a proven track record of positioning Fortune 500 companies as leaders in their industry. She was recognized by Advertising Age as part of their “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2007, and was instrumental in the foundation of the Drake House in Atlanta, Georgia, a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children.
Suzy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Georgia, and sits on the board of trustees for the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
Sunil Rajasekar is a senior technology executive with 20+ years of experience at companies like eBay, Intuit, Oracle, Cisco and several startups. Currently serving as VP of Selling Experience at eBay, he leads engineering and product management teams championing eBay’s global and diverse seller community. Prior to eBay, Sunil served as CTO for Lithium Technologies, a customer engagement platform used by over 400 of the world’s most iconic companies. In that role, he drove product and technology strategy and execution. Sunil spent nearly nine years at Intuit, most recently as VP in the Intuit Financial Services Business Division, which provides web, mobile banking and financial management tools for nearly 2K banks. Other roles include consulting for Cisco as Lead Architect building out the company’s SOA reference architecture and reference implementation and working as an Engineering Manager for Oracle, where he led integration programs across the company’s e-business suite applications. Sunil holds an MBA from The University of Toledo, and when not working at eBay, you may find him on Yelp – where he’s penned over 2,200 reviews as an Elite Reviewer.
Since beginning her tenure at eBay in 2004, Sarah’s proven to be a strong operational leader, inspiring teams to execute aggressively – and drive company objectives forward. She has held various strategic roles including ones in Cross Border Trade, Global Policy Trust & Safety, and University Recruiting – as well as a number of years as Chief of Staff to then President of eBay Marketplaces, now CEO, Devin Wenig. In her current role as Senior Director of B2C Engagement for the North American business unit, she’s hyper-focused on engaging eBay’s diverse seller community via strategic, connected communications, events and outreach. Prior to eBay, Sarah was a business consultant with Accenture’s Tech practice in Boston. She holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Occidental College. When not working at eBay, Sarah enjoys reading books with her one year old daughter, cooking, hiking, drinking wine, and all other things stereotypical of Northern California residents.
John Henry is a Dominican-American serial entrepreneur and investor. He started his first company at 18, where he grew the business and lead it through an acquisition just two years later. He is now a Managing Partner at Harlem Capital Partners, an early-stage investment firm focused on finding the next generation of great diverse entrepreneurs.
Maria Aspiras is a versatile account manager and client advocate with 20+ years of experience in established and startup customer environments. She is responsible for managing the partner relationship with eBay including developing and maintaining successful business relationships with all eBay business units, and implementing innovative solutions for both Domestic and International eBay shipping.
Ms. Aspiras has more than 20 years of experience in the Postal Service, 10 years in Sales and Marketing. Most recently, she was the Sales Manager for the San Francisco District, where she worked with the top companies and start-ups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Cathal McCarthy is the Vice President North America Global Customer Experience at eBay. He has over 20 years’ experience driving great customer experiences. Cathal designs for the customer. Whether a buyer or seller, they are at the heart of his priorities.
Prior to joining eBay, Cathal spent 16 years at Apple. He was at Apple when they launched the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad and the Apple Watch, supporting customers through some of our generation’s greatest innovations. He led Worldwide Sales, Customer Service, Order Administration & Contact Center Technologies. He also led sales for Apple’s online business in EMEA and has significant experience in APAC. Before joining Apple, Cathal was European Director, Sales & Operations, for Ziff Davis Market Intelligence, and he previously spent five years with Marriott Hotels.
Cathal is Irish and has lived in the US for 13 years. He holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from Maynooth College, Kildare, and a BA in Economics & Sociology from University College, Cork.