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John Donahoe


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Full Name
John Joseph Donahoe II

April 30, 1960 (age 64) (
Evanston, Illinois, United States

Portola Valley, California, US

$13,833,374 (total compensation, fiscal year 2013)

three sons and a daughter

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dartmouth College

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John Joseph Donahoe II (born April 30, 1960) is an American businessman who served as president and CEO of eBay from March 31, 2008 to July 2015. Early in his career he worked for Bain & Company, becoming the firm's president and CEO in 1999. He is currently a member of the President's Export Council, and serves on the Boards of Directors of both eBay Inc. and Intel Corp. He also serves as chairman of PayPal. Donahoe was named president and CEO of ServiceNow, a cloud company, in February of 2017.


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Early life and education

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John Donahoe was born in Evanston, Illinois on April 30, 1960. His father was an accountant at Price Waterhouse in Chicago. In 1978, he graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth and an MBA from Stanford Business School. Donahoe is of Irish descent.


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After his senior year of high school, a friend’s dad asked him to work at his Schlitz beer distribution company. “You’ll make good money,” he said. It was a union job and the first requirement was that he join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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Before joining eBay he worked for Bain & Company (a worldwide consulting firm based in Boston) for 20 years, starting as an associate consultant and becoming the firm's president and CEO in 1999.

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In March 2005 he was hired as president of eBay Marketplaces. His role was to focus on eBay's core business, which accounts for a large percentage of the company's revenues. He made more than forty acquisitions, including and StubHub, and the classifieds sites Gumtree and LoQUo, and most recently, Shutl. After his departure from eBay in 2015, Donahoe was replaced by eBay Marketplaces President, Devin Wenig.

He is a member of the President's Export Council, and he serves on the Boards of Directors of both eBay Inc. and Intel Corp.

In February 2017, he was announced as the president and CEO of ServiceNow, an IT organization software company. He became familiar with ServiceNow while working at eBay.

He served on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2003 to 2012.


Donahoe has contributed to both parties, both to Republican candidate Congressman David Dreier of California as well as two Democrat candidates: Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Barbara Boxer of California.

Personal life

He is married to Eileen Donahoe (née Chamberlain), the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. They have four children, three sons and a daughter, and live in Portola Valley, California.


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