John Donahoe

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Compensation: $41,515,645
Company: ServiceNow

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John Joseph Donahoe II (born April 30, 1960)[2] is an American businessman who was the president and CEO of eBay from March 2008 to July 2015.[3] Early in his career he worked for Bain & Company, becoming the firm’s president and CEO in 1999.[4] He is a member of the President’s Export Council,[5] and is a director of eBay and Intel,[6] and the chairman of PayPal. Donahoe was named president and CEO of ServiceNow, a cloud company, in February 2017.[7][8]

After his senior year of high school, a friend’s father 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.[12]

Before joining eBay he worked for Bain & Company (a worldwide consulting firm based in Boston) for 20 years, starting as an associate consultant and rising to become the firm’s president and CEO in 1999.[4]

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.[3] He made more than forty acquisitions, including Shopping.com and StubHub,[13] and the classifieds sites Gumtree and LoQUo, and most recently, Shutl.[14][15] After his departure from eBay in 2015, Donahoe was replaced by eBay Marketplaces President, Devin Wenig.[16]

He is a member of the President’s Export Council,[5] and he serves on the Boards of Directors of both eBay Inc. and Intel Corp.[6]

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.[7]

He served on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2003 to 2012.[17]

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