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Bigcommerce Names Former eBay, PayPal Exec Its New CEO

A former PayPal executive will replace Bigcommerce’s founder as CEO. Brent Bellm comes from HomeAway and previously worked at eBay and PayPal. In March, Bigcommerce named former eBay and Intuit executive Lorrie Norrington to its board of directors.

Bigcommerce co-founder Eddie Machaalani will stay with the company as its executive chairman.

The ecommerce platform that hosts websites for small merchants recently launched Bigcommerce Enterprise, a service for high-volume retailers.

Internet Retailer noted Bellm helped lead former employer HomeAway.com through its initial public offering and said Bigcommerce was planning its own IPO.

Rival ecom platform Shopify completed its IPO last month.

Bigcommerce said Monday it now powers over 95,000 stores including such brands as Samsung, Gibson, Marvel, Cetaphil, Schwinn, Pergo, Enfamil, and Ubisoft. Last summer when eBay announced it would shutter its own ecommerce hosting platforms ProStores and Magento Go, it recommended merchants who wished to remain with a hosted service use Bigcommerce.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.