|Mon Sept 21 2009 13:00:52|
eBay Reorganizes as Top Exec Stephanie Tilenius Departs
By: Ina Steiner
eBay's head of global product and North America for eBay is leaving the company, according to the company's corporate blog. She'll become an advisor to CEO John Donahoe for the next few months and plans to leave the company in early 2010. According to the blog post, "Having been in her current role for two years, Stephanie says she felt that with eBay's turnaround under way, now was the right time for her to pursue other career ambitions, including opportunities to lead a company as CEO. Stephanie says she's proud of the progress the eBay team has made, and she believes eBay's best days are still ahead."
Tilenius helped build eBay's business in Korea and Asia Pacific. (Former CEO Meg Whitman referred to herself and Tilenius as "Thelma and Louise" when the pair traveled together in China.) Tilenius was credited with strengthening eBay Motors and helping to build PayPal's merchant services.
Stephanie's position will not be filled - Lorrie Norrington will assume direct responsibility for eBay North America, in addition to her role as the global head of eBay Marketplaces. According to the blog:
Lorrie announced several changes, including the creation of a combined global product and technology team to be led by Mark Carges, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Combining product and technology is intended to help eBay accelerate innovation and optimize its end-to-end customer experience for sellers and buyers.
Also with an eye toward creating better experiences for sellers and buyers, Norrington announced that Dinesh Lathi will lead a combined seller and buyer organization, responsible for ensuring a seamless end-to-end customer experience.