John became President and CEO of eBay Inc. on March 31, 2008. In this role, he has global responsibility for growing the company's core e-commerce and payments businesses, which include eBay and PayPal. As CEO, John has aimed to redefine the company as a global e-commerce and payments leader through a strong focus on innovation and customers. Under his watch, the company has aggressively grown payments worldwide, made major strides in reinvigorating its core marketplace business, and established an early lead in mobile commerce. In addition, John has brought strategic clarity to the overall business – selling off a majority of Skype in 2009 – and centered acquisitions on important e-commerce markets (e.g., Gmarket in Korea), as well in burgeoning growth areas like transactional credit (e.g., Bill Me Later) and mobile commerce (Red Laser).
John joined eBay in February 2005 as President of eBay Marketplaces, responsible for all elements of eBay's global e-commerce businesses. In this role, he focused on expanding eBay's core business, which accounts for a large percentage of the company's revenues. John also oversaw a number of strategic acquisitions, including Shopping.com, StubHub and classifieds site Gumtree. During his three-year tenure as President of Marketplaces, revenues and profits for the division doubled.
Prior to eBay, John spent more than 20 years at Bain & Company, a worldwide consulting firm based in Boston. Starting as an Associate Consultant, John rose to become the firm's CEO, where he oversaw Bain's 30 offices and 3,000 employees.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for eBay Inc. and Intel Corp., John is also on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College. In 2010, he was appointed to serve on President Barack Obama's White House Council for Community Solutions. John received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.