New eBay US VP & GM Adam Ireland Makes 1st Statement Since Taking On Role
eBay has a new VP and GM of eBay US in Adam Ireland who is taking over the role from Jordan Sweetnam. Adam first introduced himself at the recent eBay Open event for 2022 and has now released his first statement on the eBay community announcement page.
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This role is seen by many as the official spokesperson for the eBay US marketplace, and Adam Ireland is seen by many as a perfect candidate for this role. He is a true eBay veteran having worked with the eCommerce giant for over 11 years in a number of roles and has witnessed a lot of changes over the years.
In his statement that you can see below, Adam Ireland promises that he will be laser-focused on listening to sellers and focusing on what eBay can do to in helping sellers continue to grow on the platform. Time will tell if that will be the case.
eBay US Adam Ireland’s Statement
It’s been a couple of weeks since the wrap of eBay Open ’22 and during what was truly a record-breaking event (more than 10,000 of you attended) I had the privilege of introducing myself to many of you – from both our virtual stage and at our Los Angeles viewing party. Now I’d like to take another opportunity for a more formal introduction.
I’m Adam Ireland, the new VP and GM of eBay, US, and having worked alongside Jordan for several years, I know what a tremendous responsibility it is to do this job and to serve as your voice. Consider me a continuation of Jordan (just with an even odder accent!) with the same fierce commitment to setting up your businesses for growth and success, every day.
I love eBay. I’ve been here 11 years – and in that time, have worked across strategy, customer service, and operations, both in Europe and in the U.S. And the longer I’ve worked here, the more my passion for what we do has grown. Working at a company that partners with its sellers, and continuously evolves its strategies and platform to perform for small businesses around the globe, is truly inspirational. The collaboration we’re able to have with our seller community is one of the things that makes eBay unique, and I look forward to meeting many of you in the near future, and partnering with you all to ensure we continue making eBay the platform on which you want to sell.
I’m also incredibly excited about the momentum we’ve built in the past few years, and which is only going to keep accelerating. It feels like a lifetime ago that we started the journey we’re on – identifying and investing in key categories to drive enthusiast, high-value, and loyal buyers and business across the entire marketplace. By moving fast, experimenting and innovating for the future, and (most importantly) working in close partnership with you – our sellers – we’re building the strongest eBay ever.
Which brings me to the connections I look forward to building with you. As I step into this role, I promise that I — and all of eBay — will remain laser-focused on listening to you, responding to your needs, and championing the growth of your businesses.
So stay tuned for lots ahead! We have new faces to introduce to you (more on that in the coming weeks) and I’m making plans to meet and get more acquainted with many of you.
Finally, keep an eye out for our holiday outlook, which is just around the corner and brimming with interesting and optimistic insights. I’ll be sharing what’s trending and selling as an unusual holiday season kicks into high gear. I may even toss in a photo or two of my infamous Christmas sweater collection!
Until then, thanks for your time, for your attention, and for your partnership. And, as always, thank you for selling on eBay!
VP and GM, eBay US”
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Dave is a Co-Founder of eSeller365. For over 10 years he has been involved with eCommerce with a particular interest in the marketplaces and the huge opportunities available for sellers when utilizing a multi-channel strategy. After a year of being the UK’s youngest eCommerce consultant, he built an education platform called UnderstandingE that showed the world how to utilize Magento as the “Third Generation of Multi-Channel software”.
Dave has also created a YouTube channel dedicated to entrepreneurship and eCommerce as well as a podcast dedicated to mental health awareness. When Dave isn’t working his main interests include learning and playing Chess, researching the Crypto and NFT space, and trying to find the nearest beach.