UTCS & McCombs VIP Distinguished Speaker Series - John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay Inc.

Contact Name: 
Judie Daniel
Hogg Memorial Auditorium
Oct 24, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Most of you know eBay by reputation of online auction marketplaces. What you may not know is that through a series of acquisitions of companies like PayPal, eBay has established itself as a leader in global commerce and payments. Its platforms enabled more than $175 billion of commerce in 2012, representing 18% of e commerce worldwide. eBay is now a major financial services company and a leading figure in mobile payments and the development of the digital wallet. As president and CEO since 2008, Mr. Donahoe has overseen much of that growth and success, and his visit promises to be a talk of the first class.  

WHEN: October 24, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

WHERE: Hogg Auditorium (http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/hma.html)

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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 2012 of $14.1 billion. Across its eBay, PayPal and GSI Commerce platforms, the company enabled $175 billion of commerce in 2012, 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 $13 billion in 2012, and PayPal mobile payments volume of $14 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 Shopping.com, 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. and Intel Corp.