eBay announced the appointment of Steve Wymer as a new senior vice president (SVP) and chief communication officer (CCO) to lead the marketplace’s global team.
He will based in San Jose, California and will begin his duties at eBay on 4 February.
Steve Wymer will be responsible for strengthening the marketplace’s international reputation via internal and external communications. He will also join the board chair of eBay.org, formerly the eBay Foundation and will be a member of the executive leadership team reporting Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay.
“I could not be more excited to join eBay, a purpose-driven company that delights buyers and enables sellers everywhere. I’m inspired by the countless examples of economic opportunity and empowerment eBay creates and excited about the possibilities ahead. I love the joy of discovery and I’ve found some of the neatest things on eBay. In particular, my 40-year-old Ford Bronco is always in need of a spare part or two and the original inner door locking pins I recently bought couldn’t be located on any other automotive website.”
-Steve Wymer senior vice president and chief communication officer of eBay
The newly appointed SVP and CCO has previous experience in building business branding and external relations to facilitate expansion into global markets. In his formal job at Nextdoor.com, a local social media platform he played a key role in supporting the company’s expansion into new territories in Europe and Australia. Prior to Nextdoor.com, Wymer held a five-year post as a head of global communications and public policy at TiVo.
“Steve is an outstanding storyteller, communicator, and leader who understands the importance of open marketplaces and platform-based communities at scale. He has the right mix of business, technology and consumer experience combined with a seasoned approach to management.”
-Devin Wenig, president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc