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eBay announces Steve Priest as new Chief Financial Officer

Tom Shearsmith
18 May 2021

eBay has announced the appointment of Steve Priest Chief Financial Officer, where he will oversee all global aspects of eBay’s financial operations including controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations.

Priest will report directly to Jamie Iannone, eBay’s Chief Executive Officer, and will join the company on 21 June 2021.

Most recently Priest served as JetBlue’s Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for all disciplines of the finance function, as well as strategic sourcing and infrastructure development.

Jamie Iannone, Chief Executive Officer of eBay, commented: “With his rich background as a strategic business leader and skilled operator, Steve brings extensive experience in generating results by investing in technology, driving innovation and focusing relentlessly on the customer.

“The airline industry is known to be incredibly competitive, forever operating on tight margins, high customer expectations and the endless need to evolve. I’m excited for Steve to bring his unique and valuable perspective to eBay.”

Steve Priest, incoming Chief Financial Officer, eBay. added: “I am proud to be joining the pioneer of ecommerce. The transformation I’ve observed over the last year has been impressive and I know it’s only just beginning. I look forward to helping the company pursue its goal of becoming the best global ecommerce marketplace for buyers and sellers.”

Interim CFO, Andy Cring, will continue in his role until Priest joins eBay at the end of June. After that time, he will assist with the transition.

Earlier today, eBay UK announced that thousands of sellers offering personalised products will benefit from lower fees and new promotions until March 2022

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