Mark Lister joins OnBuy as Chief Commercial Officer

No primary category set has announced the appointment of Mark Lister as Chief Commercial Officer as part of a series of C-suite hires.

Mark Lister brings over 20 years’ commercial experience to the role, including expertise in the ecommerce and marketplace sector built over the past 12 years. Many in the industry will know Mark Lister, as he previously held the position of Senior Director in eBay Classified Group’s (eCG) commercial business before being headhunted to grow a marketplace in Kuwait.

“I’m pleased to be welcoming Mark to the ever-expanding OnBuy team at such a critical and exciting time for the business. The global industry experience Mark brings from big names will be invaluable to OnBuy as we continue our worldwide expansion. Mark has grown businesses in the UK, North America and the Middle East, so I’m confident that this level of expertise will drive OnBuy forward even faster.”
– Cas Paton, founder and CEO, OnBuy

During his time at eCG, Mark managed his time between driving exponential growth within the Canadian domestic market and developing the global commercial strategy with a specific focus on mobile as consumers migrated to the small screen. He also managed and negotiated the group’s commercial partnerships, including Google and Facebook.

“I’m looking forward to getting started at OnBuy. Success in the ecommerce sector comes from providing a phenomenal customer experience, so it’s exciting to be joining a growing team of skilled individuals to help accelerate OnBuy’s already impressive growth and unrivalled Trustpilot score of 4.7/5.

With the experience I’ve gained over the years, both nationally and internationally and with the learnings I bring from previous roles, I’m looking to maximise the global opportunity for OnBuy. By working with my colleagues across the business, I’m confident that we can deliver on the promise of a fair, transparent marketplace model to customers and sellers across the world.”
– Mark Lister, newly appointed CCO, OnBuy

Mark’s appointment comes as OnBuy hires its first C-suite to oversee a growing team of over 75 people, just four years after launching.
OnBuy’s team has scaled significantly in size since the start of the year, with new hires including an additional partner campaign manager, UX researchers, content writers, software development managers and two experienced recruitment managers as part of a company-wide hiring expansion strategy.

These hires come after OnBuy announced its best year so far in 2020, which saw it achieve 605% year to date growth. The marketplace continues to grow and achieved 830% year on year growth in February 2021.

2 Responses

  1. Good – OnBuy is pretty refreshing for a seller – hopefully it stays focussed on it’s sellers and doesn’t become as difficult to manage as an Amazon or eBay account!

  2. Excellent news ! We’re seeing increasingly consistent growth on our OnBuy sales, and I like the way they balance the interests of buyers and sellers fairly. But I hope their expansion doesn’t diminish the quality of their excellent support – it’s one area where they really stand out from a seller’s perspective.

    So, welcome Mark Lister !

    If they make a new tool, they could use that name too…. “Get your products onto OnBuy with our new Mark Lister listing tool !” 😉


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