- eBay's Board of Directors -
Three-year Term Expiring at the 2003 Annual Meeting
(Ages are approx)
Pierre M. Omidyar
Pierre, 34, founded eBay as a sole proprietorship in September 1995. He has been a director and Chairman of the Board since eBay's incorporation in May 1996 and served from inception as its Chief Executive Officer to February 1998, Chief Financial Officer to November 1997, and President to August 1996.
Prior to founding eBay, Omidyar was a developer services engineer at General Magic, a mobile communication company, from December 1994 to July 1996. He co-founded Ink Development Corp. (later renamed eShop) in May 1991 and served as a software engineer there from May 1991 to September 1994 when he sold the company to Bill Gates.
Prior to co-founding Ink, Pierre was a developer for Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Computer, and for other Macintosh-oriented software development companies.
Pierre holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Tufts University.
Dawn G. Lepore
Dawn, 48, has served as a director of eBay since December 1999. She is Vice Chairman and Chief Information Officer and a member of the Management Committee of Charles Schwab, where she has served for over sixteen years in various capacities.
Prior to her appointment as CIO at Schwab in October 1993, Lepore served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Schwab from May 1993 to October 1993, responsible for the development of a wide range of systems to support Schwab's growing product offerings and client base. She also led a strategic initiative for redesigning Schwab's entire technology platform.
Lepore currently serves on the board of directors of the Times Mirror Company and Viador, Inc.
She holds a B.A. degree in Music from Smith College. [Smith still today does not offer undergraduate or graduate degrees in business.]
Howard D. Schultz
Schultz, 48, has served as a director of eBay since June 1998. He is the founder of Starbucks Corporation, a provider of value-added (higher margin) coffee and nosh, and has been its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 1985. From 1985 to June 1994 Schultz was also President of Starbucks.
Schultz was the director of Retail Operations and Marketing for Starbucks from September 1982 to December 1985, and was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Il Giornale Coffee Company, a predecessor to
Starbucks, from January 1986 to July 1987.
Schultz is also one of two founding members of Maveron LLC, a company providing advisory services to consumer-based businesses, and is one of two members of a limited liability company that serves as a general partner of its affiliated venture capital fund, Maveron Equity Partners, L.P.
He also serves on the board of Drugstore.com, Inc.
Directors Re-elected at the 2001 Annual Meeting
Bourguignon, 54, has served has a director of eBay since December 1999. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Club Mediterranee S.A., since April 1997.
Prior to this appointment, Bourguignon was Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.A., the parent Company of Disneyland Paris, since 1993, and Executive Vice President of the Walt Disney Company (Europe) S.A., since October 1996. Bourguignon was named President of Euro Disney in 1992, a post he held through April 1993. He joined the Walt Disney company in 1988 as head of real estate development.
Bourguignon holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence [Go Aix!] and holds a post-graduate diploma from the Institut d'Administration des Enterprises (IAE) in Paris.
Margaret C. Whitman
Meg, 45, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay since February 1998, and as a director since March 1998. From January 1997 to February 1998, she was General Manager of the Preschool Division of Hasbro Inc., a toy company.
From February 1995 to December 1996 Meg was employed by FTD, Inc., a floral products company, most recently as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director. From October 1992 to February 1995 she was employed by The Stride Rite Corporation in various capacities including President of Stride Rite Children's Group, and Executive Vice President of Product Development, Marketing, & Merchandising, Keds Division.
From May 1989 to October 1992 Meg was employed by The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Senior Vice President for Marketing of Disney Consumer Products. Before joining Disney she was at Bain & Co., a consulting firm, most recently as a Vice President.
Meg currently serves on the board of directors of Staples, Inc.
She holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.
Directors Continuing in Office at Least Until the 2002 Annual Meeting
Scott D. Cook
Cook, 49, has served as a director of eBay since June 1998. He is the founder of Intuit Inc., a financial software developer, and has been a director of Intuit since March 1984 and its Chairman of the Board since March 1993. From March 1984 to April 1994 Cook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuit.
Cook also serves on the board of directors of Amazon.com.
He holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. degree
from the Harvard Business School.
Robert C. Kagle
Kagle, 46, has served as a director of eBay since June 1997. He has been a Member of Benchmark Capital Management Co., L.L.C., the General Partner of Benchmark Capital Partners, L.P., and Benchmark Founders' Fund, L.P., since its founding in May 1995. Kagle also has been a General Partner of Technology Venture Investors since January 1984.
Kagle also serves on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc. and E-LOAN, Inc.
He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute (renamed Kettering University in January 1998) and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Board Committees and Meetings
During 1999, the Board of Directors held 12 meetings. The Board has an Audit Committee and a Compensation Committee.
The Audit Committee reviews financial statements and accounting practices, makes recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of independent auditors, and reviews the results and scope of the audit and other services provided by the auditors.
The Audit Committee comprised two non-employee directors, Kagle and Cook, until March 21, 2000, at which time Dawn Lepore was appointed as an additional member. It met twice during 1999.
The Compensation Committee makes salary and incentive recommendations to the Board, and administers employee benefit plans. The Compensation Committee comprised two non-employee directors, Kagle and Schultz, until March 21, 2000, at which time Bourguignon was appointed as an additional member. It met once during 1999.
During 1999, each Board member attended 75% or more of the meetings held by the Board and each committee member attended 75% or more of the meetings held by his committee(s.)
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