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We Are Twenty Seller Summit: Top Execs Plus a Surprise Guest of Honor

10 Sep 2015 Blog

Opening day of eBay’s We Are Twenty Seller Summit kicked off with Devin Wenig’s stirring keynote address. Next, eBay executives shared buying and selling improvements, new opportunities for growth and ideas for selling more successfully to your customers.

Moderated by eBay veteran and current Chief of Staff Sarah Brubacher, we heard from:

Jordan Sweetnam, Vice President of Seller Experience, who shared selling improvements and new opportunities for selling more successfully to customers

Laura Chambers, Vice President of Global Customer Trust, who reinforced her team—s commitment to sellers and gave the sellers in attendance a peek at the roadmap ahead

Heather Friedland, Vice President of Local and Seller Experience, who discussed the new Seller Hub and demonstrates how it will help sellers better manage their businesses

and Chief Product Officer RJ Pittman, who after showing the crowd his listings on eBay was interrupted by a series of ka-chings as attendees bid on and purchased his items *LOL*

Then eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig returned to the stage to introduce a surprise guest of honor: eBay’s founder, Pierre Omidyar! Modest and unassuming as always, our hero took the stage with an expression of combined delight and bemusement at the enthusiastic standing ovation that greeted him.

But there were still more surprises in store, this time for Pierre, beginning with a video message from eBay’s legendary first buyer. Yes, the man who purchased Pierre’s now iconic broken laser pointer. Lo and behold, he not only still had it, he relisted it on eBay, where it was purchased by Devin as a 20th anniversary gift for Pierre!

Watch the entire fireside chat with Pierre Omidyar and Devin Wenig at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rrBNS9EQKM.