John Donahoe - Wikipedia

John Joseph Donahoe II (born April 30, 1960)[1] is an American businessman who is the president of ServiceNow. Early in his career he worked for Bain & Company, becoming the firm's president and CEO in 1999.[2] He is on the board of directors at Nike [3], The Bridgespan Group [4] and is chairman of PayPal. Donahoe was named president and CEO of ServiceNow, a cloud company, in February 2017.[5][6]

In January 2020, he will become CEO of Nike.

Early life and education [ edit ]

John Donahoe was born in Evanston, Illinois on April 30, 1960.[7] His father was an accountant at Price Waterhouse in Chicago.[8] In 1978, he graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.[8] He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College, followed by an MBA from Stanford Business School.[9] Donahoe is of Irish descent.[10]

Career [ edit ]

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.[11]

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.[2]

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 and StubHub,[12] and the classifieds sites Gumtree and LoQUo, and most recently, Shutl.[13][14] After his departure from eBay in 2015, Donahoe was replaced by eBay Marketplaces president, Devin Wenig.[15]

In February 2017, he was announced as the president and CEO of ServiceNow, a software company that he became familiar with while working at eBay.[5]

He served on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2003 to 2012.[16]

In October 2019, he was announced as the next CEO of Nike, and will succeed Mark Parker on January 13, 2020.[17]

Politics [ edit ]

Donahoe has contributed to both parties; to Republican candidate Congressman David Dreier of California as well as two Democrat candidates: Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Barbara Boxer[18] of California.

Personal life [ edit ]

He is married to Eileen Donahoe (née Chamberlain), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.[19] They have four children; three sons and a daughter, and live in Portola Valley, California.[20][21]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ at (archived 2013-07-13)
  2. ^ a b "Leadership - eBay Inc". . Retrieved 2018-03-08 .
  3. ^ "John Donahoe Joins NIKE, Inc. Board of Directors". Nike . Retrieved 2019-06-15 .
  4. ^ "Cheryl L. Dorsey and John Donahoe Join The Bridgespan Group Board of Trustees". Bridgespan . Retrieved 2019-06-15 .
  5. ^ a b Balakrishnan, Anita (2017-02-27). "Former eBay boss John Donahoe named CEO of cloud company ServiceNow". CNBC . Retrieved 2017-02-27 .
  6. ^ "Former eBay CEO John Donahue Has A New Job". Fortune . Retrieved 2017-02-27 .
  7. ^ "John Donahoe". Irish America . Retrieved 3 November 2014 .
  8. ^ a b "Tech drives eBay growth". Chicago Sun-Times . Retrieved 3 November 2014 .
  9. ^ "John J. Donahoe II". Businessweek . Retrieved 3 November 2014 .
  10. ^ "A fifth-generation Irish-American, John is very interested in his Irish ancestry". Irish America. 2008-06-02 . Retrieved 2017-03-25 .
  11. ^ at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2013-11-08)
  12. ^ Stone, Brad (2007-02-21). "Stirring Up the Cubicles at eBay". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved 2017-04-05 .
  13. ^ "John Donahoe | Irish America". . Retrieved 2017-04-05 .
  14. ^ Eldon, Eric; Tsotsis, Alexia. "John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage". TechCrunch . Retrieved 2017-04-05 .
  15. ^ Mac, Ryan. "EBay Reveals $23 Million Golden Parachute For CEO John Donahoe In PayPal Split". Forbes . Retrieved 2017-04-05 .
  16. ^ "Trustees Emeriti". Dartmouth College . Retrieved May 26, 2017 .
  17. ^ Turner, Nick (22 October 2019). "Nike Taps EBay Veteran John Donahoe to Succeed Parker as CEO". Bloomberg LP . Retrieved 22 October 2019 .
  18. ^ NEWSMEAT ▷ John Donahoe's Federal Campaign Contribution Report Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2013-08-24.
  19. ^ "Dartmouth News' announcement of Dr. Donahoe's appointment of U.S. Ambassador to UNHR", The Dartmouth, 13 November 2009.
  20. ^ Donahoe, Eileen and John (15 July 2013). " ' We Leaned Into Our Marriage ' ". Lean In.
  21. ^ Sellers, Patricia (26 January 2011). "EBay CEO Donahoe bares his own work-life struggles". CNN Money. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014.

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