The Undergraduate Business Council of the McCombs School of Business is pleased to present John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc. as guest of this Thursday’s VIP Speaker Series.
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.
Thursday, October 24
5:30 – 6:30 pm
You can look forward to an insightful and exciting conversation between John Donahoe and McCombs host Associate Dean David E. Platt. Here is a brief overview of Mr. Donahoe’s accomplishments quoted from the Fortune article “eBay is back!” (February 2013):
- Under Donahoe’s leadership eBay has undergone a remarkable transformation, shifting from its original (and flailing) mission — online auctions — to a full-service e-commerce operation that helps big retailers such as Home Depot (HD), Macy’s (M), and hundreds of others navigate the complex world of mobile payments, online comparison shopping, and same-day delivery.
- Analysts say Donahoe deserves much of the credit for pulling off that rarest of feats in the tech world: a company turnaround.
- Venture capitalist and eBay board member Marc Andreessen: “If Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg are the templates for the founder CEO, then I think John has become the template for the professional CEO.”
John Donahoe serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of eBay Inc. since March 2008. Under his leadership, the company has become a global commerce platform and payments leader, with revenue of $14.1 billion in 2012.
John joined eBay in March 2005 as President of eBay Marketplaces. While in this position, he focused on expanding eBay’s core business. He oversaw many acquisitions including Shopping.com, StubHub and other classified sites.
In addition, he currently serves on eBay Inc. and Intel Corp. Board of Directors. Before eBay, Mr. Donahoe spent more than 20 years at Bain & Company and served as a head of the San Francisco office overseeing 30 offices and 3,000 employees worldwide.
Mr. Donahoe’s education is impressive in itself, as he graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics with highest distinction, and earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Scholar.
The VIP Distinguished Speaker Series strives to bring the most influential and relevant business leaders to speak to UT students regarding current matters. We encourage a large number of UT students from various majors and backgrounds to attend the events. Each event is 1 hour long, consisting of a 30-minute interview portion, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A from the students in attendance. Doors close right as the event starts, so please arrive early.
This event is organized by the Undergraduate Business Council. UBC would like to thank the Computer Science Department and the Office of Student Life for their support.
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