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Etsy Adds an Indirect eBay Connection to Its Board

Etsy Adds an Indirect eBay Connection to Its Board

Etsy appointed Marla Blow to its Board of Directors. Blow is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Skoll Foundation, which was founded in 1999 by eBay’s first President, Jeff Skoll.

An excerpt from the Skoll Foundation explains its founder’s connection to eBay:

“As the first full-time employee and first President of eBay, Jeff developed the company’s inaugural business plan and led its successful initial public offering. eBay has since become the world’s largest on-line marketplace, giving hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers the opportunity to connect and become successful online entrepreneurs.

“After pioneering the creation of the eBay Foundation, Jeff founded the Skoll Foundation in 1999.”

Interestingly Etsy CEO Josh Silverman is also an eBay alum. Blow has a finance background, you can find the full announcement on the Etsy investor relations website, and you can view the full Etsy board on this page.

Meanwhile, rival Poshmark added to its executive lineup, appointing Rodrigo Brumana its new Chief Financial Officer. Brumana comes from Amazon where he had been CFO of a unit called Amazon Private Brands where he supported product development, marketing, category management, discovery, pricing, technology, science, supply chain and sourcing.

Brumana also served stints at other ecommerce companies including OfferUp, eBay, and RetailMeNot, according to the announcement on Poshmark.

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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). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “Etsy Adds an Indirect eBay Connection to Its Board”

  1. Coming from Etsy just this minute….
    Shocked and Stunned at the lack of interesting merchandise.
    Christmas will be all about the dinner and the company…

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