eBay appoints Devin Wenig, President of Global Marketplaces

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eBay have just announced the new head of global marketplaces. Devin Wenig is now President global eBay Marketplaces, which includes eBay, eBay classifieds sites and StubHub. He will report directly to eBay President and CEO John Donahoe.

This position has been waiting for a successor for a year since the immensely capable and likeable Lorrie Norrington left in September 2010. Devin will have big shoes to fill and doubtless will want to take stock of the current marketplaces business before stamping his mark on them.

Devin was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, a division of Thomson Reuters, where he led the company’s global financial services and media businesses. Wenig also led the integration of Reuters and Thomson following the merger of the two companies.

Speaking of the new appointment John Donahoe said “Devin’s deep global operating and leadership experience, combined with his record of delivering innovation and of understanding global technology platforms and communities, makes him uniquely qualified to lead our eBay Marketplaces business“. Ultimately eBay is a technology and community platform which doubtless Devin has the experience to drive forward. The big question is how quickly will he get to grips with online retail and even more so does he understand the auction heritage that eBay was built on?

If you were Devin what are the first parts of eBay that you would look at and what would you want changed first? Would you change fixed price listings, auctions, Best Match, Feedback, the growing emphasis on large merchants or something else? Let us know what the one change which would revolutionise your business on eBay would be.

4 Responses

  1. Provide collectables and used goods buyers and sellers with their own eBay platform sympathetic to the needs of these customers.

  2. I would stick best match where the sun don’t shine and give everyone an equal opportunity.

    Also hidden usernames are no good let us know who we are bidding against

    Can think of a lot more but don’t have the time to list them all now.

  3. “I would stick best match where the sun don’t shine,”
    no thanks Scotlands got enough problems



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