The Time Has Come…

Friday, May 11th was my last day at eBay. I’ll be posting a bit more about my new role soon, but for now, I thought I’d just share the email that I sent out late Friday afternoon.

E veryone,
B efore I get into
A ll of the nitty-gritty details on how
Y ou can reach me, I just wanted to say a couple of things.

E bay has always been about people, and I feel
X tremely fortunate to have had four years here to learn and work with some of the best
P eople in the world. When I think back on everything I’ve done here, I
R ealize just how lucky I was to land that first product role on
E bay Verticals. Since then, I’ve had the chance to work with hundreds of passionate and
S mart people across dozens of teams and projects, and I’ve learned
S o much from every one of you. All I can say is thank you.

The time has come for me to take on a new role and a new adventure, but I have every confidence that you’re going to take eBay & eBay Express to incredible new levels in the coming months and years. You’ll find me actively cheering you on, as a shareholder and as an active community member, selling my way to that red star.

Please feel free to reach out to me and keep in touch. I truly believe that the most valuable things we create through our careers are relationships with people we respect & trust. In fact, that’s pretty much what I’m going to be focusing on. I will always have guilt-free M&Ms waiting.

My personal contact information:
Email: <…>
Skype: <…>
Cell: <…>

And of course, if we haven’t already, please set up a profile and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Take care.

eBay is a wonderful company, filled with wonderful people, working to make life better for millions of people. I started selling on eBay in 1998, and joined the company in early 2003. I will truly miss it. However, I am also extremely excited about my new company, and the opportunity that lies ahead.

However, for the next two weeks, I am unemployed. A good time to reflect and enjoy time with family & friends before digging in on a new adventure.

Update (5/14/2007): I had no idea this post would be noticed by more than family & friends, but it has. Some very kind words from Randy Smythe can be found here.  It also was noticed on this thread on the eBay Stores board.

Update (5/15/2007): I am surprised at the attention, but Scot Wingo on eBay Strategies has also posted on the topic.