John Donahoe

John DonahoeMBA ’86
John Donahoe
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MBA ’86
Chairman of the Board, PayPal; Former President & CEO, eBay, Inc.; Former CEO, Bain & Company

John serves as Chairman of the Board of PayPal, the leading digital payments company. He served as President and CEO of eBay Inc. from 2008–2015, where he oversaw the eBay, PayPal and eBay Enterprise businesses. During his tenure eBay Inc’s revenues more than doubled to $18B and market value increased over 250% to $80B. eBay and PayPal were early innovators in mobile commerce and payments, enabling almost 20% of global digital commerce. In mid-2015, eBay and PayPal separated into two independent publically traded companies.

Prior to eBay, John spent more than 20 years at Bain & Company, a leading worldwide consulting firm. Starting as an Associate Consultant in 1982, John rose to become the firm’s CEO in 1999, overseeing Bain’s 30 offices and 3,000 employees.

John received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for PayPal, Nike, and Intel Corp. Additionally, John serves on the Board of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

Last Updated 10 Oct 2019