eBay today announced that Rajiv Dutta is stepping down as President of eBay Marketplaces from October. During his ten year stay at eBay, Rajiv has held a number of posts including Chief Financial Officer, President of Skype and President of PayPal.
Praising Rajiv as an “extraordinary leader”, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe said “he will always be part of the eBay Community”. For my own part, in all my years of eBay-watching, I’ve never seen anyone with the combination of imagination, drive and extraordinary niceness that Rajiv exudes: he’ll be missed.
He will be replaced as head of Marketplaces by Lorrie Norrington, who most recently was President of eBay Marketplaces Operations. Some of Lorrie’s responsibilities will devolve upon Stephanie Tilenius, General Manager of eBay North America.
Rajiv – they guy that promised the earth…. and then delivered it!
It was Rajiv that promised at eBay Live! we’d have seller protection available for every address in every country for every eBay sale and delivered it with Expanded Seller Protection.
What a star – he’ll be truly missed as the last of the old guard!
I don’t think that Lorrie will ever be received by sellers as Rajiv was. He seemed to be someone that you could trust. I went to eBay Live 2008 and I am not so sure about Lorrie.
I am going to totally sound like a noob but here it goes.
Everyone speaks of the extended seller protection. Could someone please go into detail of what this means for people using eBay.com.
It would be greatly appreciated.
Jboogie, have a look at this post: basically, extended seller protection means PayPal cover you against chargebacks and payment reversals, without the need for buyer addresses to be confirmed, and with no coverage limit.
I would imagine that the majority of transactions in the UK wouldn’t be covered by the “extended seller protection” due to the way that the items are sent.
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