Another management appointment at eBay

No primary category set

As part of eBay‘s far reaching management changes eBay Strategies report Michael Linton (formerly CMO of BestBuy) is coming to eBay to run the non-core parts of eBay: Motors, Stores/Shops, Express and ProStores. Linton will report to Bill Cobb and work with Gary Briggs, senior VP-chief marketing officer. It’s a big step into the auction world and with parts in motors being the fastest growing category on eBay (sell through rate is one per second) a retailers experience makes sense. Express and ProStores could do with a boost, it’s no secret that Express is growing much slower than sellers would like.

Along with the news of Philipp Justus moving to San José to oversee the auction business and the appointment of Dr. Daniel Lee as General Manager for their China Development Center in Shanghai, news of the management changes is slow to be announced. We are still expecting several significant appointments in some of eBay‘s fastest growing sectors to be announced in the near future.

As eBay move towards the new year they are realigning their management to focus on driving business forward in 2007. Putting decision making power in the hands of key leaders who align their attention to the buyers or sellers experience of the site can only be a good move and hopefully avoid debacles such as the shop inventory changes made and reversed in 2006.

2 Responses

  1. E-bays strategy about letting thieves commit fraud on thier service is not a good one as i will not use their service again. Like most companies that don’t really care about their customers, just the almighty buck, your time will come someday when people learn and become as disgusted as myself!



eBay and News UK team up to push targeted content

overstock takes $1m Bitcoin payments in 2 months


London 2012 Paralympic Torch for sale on eBay


38 Tips to help you make more money on eBay


London 2012 Olympic Torches attract £100k bids on eBay

ChannelX Guide...

Featured in this article from the ChannelX Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.

Register for Newsletter

Receive 5 newsletters per week

Gain access to all research

Be notified of upcoming events and webinars