eBay Connect 2021
eBay Connect 2021
This year we kick-off our annual eBay Connect Developer Conference virtually. We are still in the global pandemic and our first priority is to keep our community - our developers and employees - safe. We also wanted to give our developers updates on the program and how to get prepared for all the upcoming changes. Over the next two months, we will host webinars, publish content and give you an inside look at eBay’s newest APIs and future initiatives. We look forward to connecting and preparing you for the upcoming program updates.
Tanya leads the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Prior to leading the team, she worked as a lead architect for public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program. Tanya is directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored many of eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay developers program.
Head of Developer Ecosystem, Lead Architect for Public APIs, eBay
Shan Vosseller is the VP of Product for the Payments team. He has been at eBay for 9 years and currently drives product strategy and leads the product management team to deliver world class customer experiences and platform capabilities. Shan and the team are currently building the next generation global payments, billing, risk, trust and identity platforms at eBay. In addition, he is also driving innovation in payments & financial services for eBay's buyers & sellers. Currently Shan manages a global team across San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Shanghai, China & beyond.
VP of Product, Payments, eBay
Alex Kazim is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience leading advertising strategy and planning to drive aggressive growth and innovation. As Vice President and GM of eBay Ads, Alex is responsible for leading the company’s advertising vision, to give sellers the ability to drive more sales by promoting their items, brands the ability to reach our unique eBay audiences, and to help buyers discover great new items.
Alex rejoined eBay in 2020 from FuelX, a big data behavioral ad platform startup where he served as CEO. During his tenure, Alex scaled the business and built a complete, video-focused ad tech stack focused on the mid-market, and significantly grew revenue while maintaining profitability. He also held various leadership roles at Skype and HP.
In his previous tenure, Alex spent more than seven years at eBay. He helped launch the API and developer program in 2000, then went on to lead PayPal’s sales and marketing organization following eBay’s acquisition of PayPal in 2002. Alex also launched Kijiji and eBay’s classifieds business.
VP, GM of Global Advertising, eBay
Message from Harry
Harry has over two decades of executive sales, marketing, business and technology leadership experience across both financial information, technology companies and fintech startups. In his current role as Vice President of Seller Experience, Harry is responsible for the technology platform and software that millions of sellers utilize on a daily basis to create, manage, sell and monetize listings. With ultimate responsibility to deliver new and enhanced front-end listing capabilities, analytical and reporting tools, and APIs that allow our sellers to be more efficient, drive conversion, grow their business successfully and profitably, and provide protections they deserve.
Prior to joining eBay, Harry spent a large part of his career with Thomson Reuters, serving in a number of leadership roles including, EVP - Global Head of Eikon Product Management, Equities and EVP - Head of Exchange Traded Instruments. Additionally, Harry also served as Chief Information Officer of DriveWealth, a fintech broker-dealer. Harry has also served as Chief Executive Officer of KnowVera, and served as a member of the Board of Directors with BATS Stock Exchange. When Harry isn’t focusing on all things eBay seller, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, travelling and working on his 1983 Jeep CJ7 which he bought on eBay.
VP, Head of Seller Experience, eBay
Mike is currently the head of Seller Experience Product Management at eBay, where he leads a large global team across all parts or EMEA and APAC responsible for a wide range of Seller Tools such as Listings, Post-List and Inventory Management, Research, Insights and Monetization. This is inclusive of Seller API’s and Native IOS and Android apps. Partnership with customers and developers is at the heart of everything his team is building. Prior to eBay, he was the Head of Asset Class Workflows (Eikon) at Refinintiv, -- where he was responsible for all product requirements and the delivery of a world class user experience for Eikon and Thomson ONE (flagship product serving financial professionals globally).
Mike holds a BBA in Marketing from Pace University/The Lubin School of Business. He has a passion for travel, film, the culinary arts, and the gloriously maddening game called golf.
Senior Director - Seller Experience Product Management, eBay
With more than 22 years of experience, Scot has built large scale software systems and managed the teams that deliver them. His software experience spans tenures within commercial aviation, the educational realm, and e-commerce. For the most recent 14 years, he has held various positions within eBay’s Selling Platform working on everything from web based listing tools, picture hosting solutions, big data analytics capabilities, monetization/subscriptions systems, seller marketing suites, platform API’s, and high volume merchant integration touch points. Currently, he manages 32 great teams along with several stellar IC's, and is responsible for the most critical infrastructure of eBay’s Selling and Pricing Platforms.
Scot holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Business Administration and Psychology from California State University, Chico. He also holds 7 patents.
VP of Engineering, Seller Experience, eBay
Mohit Kumar is the Senior Director of Product for Payments and Tax at eBay where he leads product management for Payments platforms and shared experiences, Billing and Tax. Mohit has been at eBay for 10 years and his team of product managers is based in San Jose and Shanghai, where they are building the next generation Payments capabilities and Tax platform for eBay. Mohit believes that a great customer experience starts with a strong foundational platform.
Senior Director of Product for Payments and Tax, eBay
Richard is a Lead Product Manager on eBay’s tax team responsible for VAT, IST and GST collection and remittance. He has been with the company for over a year and is located in the Bay Area.
Lead Product Manager, eBay
FIRESIDE CHAT: Tanya Vlahovic and Mazen Rawashdeh
Mazen Rawashdeh is eBay’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for driving a large-scale technology vision, strategy, implementation and transformation across the company.
Mazen rejoined eBay in 2016 from Twitter, where he was Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering & Operations, helping to scale the business through its IPO. Mazen was also responsible for building, scaling and managing Twitter’s global infrastructure.
Previously, Mazen spent more than eight years at eBay and was most recently Vice President of Technology Operations until 2011. Before eBay, Mazen spent time in technical roles at LoudCloud and Oracle Corporation. He holds a BSBC in Computer Science and Mathematics from Chapman University.
Chief Technology Officer, eBay