eBay Appoints Iannone CEO

eBay’s board of directors has appointed Jamie Iannone as chief executive officer, effective April 27, 2020.  He has also been elected to the company’s board of directors.

Most recently, Iannone was chief operating officer of Walmart e-commerce. Iannone has over 20 years of experience leading digital pure-play and omnichannel platforms. Before being promoted to COO of Walmart e-commerce, he served as CEO of SamsClub.com. In this role, he was responsible for the unit’s digital transformation, including developing and executing initiatives in membership, marketing, technology, product and operations. Iannone previously worked at eBay as a vp and other leadership roles from 2001 to 2009.

“The board believes Jamie is the ideal CEO to lead eBay’s next chapter of growth and success,” said Thomas Tierney, chairman of eBay Inc.’s board. “We have all been impressed by his strong track record of innovation, execution, operational excellence, and developing teams that drive results. Jamie has consistently delivered high growth during rapid periods of industry disruption, consumer change and technological advancement. He is a world-class leader, and we are excited to welcome him back to eBay.”

Scott Schenkel will continue as interim CEO until Iannone joins the company, and will work with Iannone to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Andy Cring will continue to serve as interim CFO.