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