eBay has announced this evening that Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay Marketplaces, will be leaving the company for personal family reasons. Lorrie has been head of Marketplaces since 2008, and has been at eBay since 2005.
There’s no immediate word of who her successor will be, and in the interim, the Marketplaces team will be reporting directly to CEO John Donahoe.
eBay’s press release has a long list of the company’s achievements during Lorrie’s presidency, but my abiding memory of her will be on stage in Chicago, talking about how it felt to read blog posts and forum threads every day that ripped eBay and its management to shreds. I believed then and I believe now that – whatever your thoughts about eBay the company – Lorrie is an immensely capable and likeable business person, and she’ll be missed. We wish her well in whatever she does next.