eBay announced it has appointed Eddie Garcia as its new Chief Product Officer where he will lead eBay’s Core Product organization, building on the company’s tech-led reimagination to deliver a streamlined, world-class experience.
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He will report directly to Jamie Iannone, eBay’s Chief Executive Officer, and will join the company on April 18, 2022. This role marks a return to the eBay product organization for Garcia, where he held roles in search and buyer experience from 2003 to 2014.
“We are thrilled to have Eddie join our team, bringing an impressive track-record of developing innovative experiences to eBay. His passion for building successful product teams dedicated to customers fits perfectly with our growth strategy.”Jamie Iannone, Chief Executive Officer at eBay
“As we continue to build an eBay for the future, having a leadership team that embodies our purpose is critical, and I know that Eddie will play a key role in the ongoing success of our entire marketplace,” Iannone added.
Garcia brings more than two decades of product leadership experience. He joins eBay from Meta where he was Head of Commerce, Facebook App, responsible for Marketplace efforts.
Prior to that, Garcia was the SVP of Product Development at Travelzoo and the Chief Product Officer at Sam’s Club, where he oversaw a rapid acceleration in ecommerce sales and improved the productivity and experience for over 100,000 employees
Garcia earned both his mechanical engineering degree and MBA from Stanford University.
“I am proud to join an eBay team that puts an outstanding customer experience at the center of everything they do. As eBay’s tech-led reimagination comes to life, I am excited to continue to build upon the successful strategy the team has been implementing and unlock new opportunities to deliver for our customers and communities.”Eddie Garcia, incoming Chief Product Officer, eBay
Eddie Garcia Replaces Pete Thompson as eBay Chief Product Officer
Eddie Garcia replaces Pete Thompson as Chief Product Officer at eBay. The company announced the departure of Thompson in an SEC filing on March 22 with an effective date of April 29. This gives only about 11 days for the transition of this important role at eBay.
The reason for Thompson’s departure is unknown and came less than two weeks after participating in the company’s big Investor Day presentation where eBay announced its Digital Wallet and eBay Vault initiatives.
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