Major bummer for the eBay seller community (filed under eBay Brain Drain).

March 6, 2008

I heard about this on my way out of the IMA conference and was majorly bummed about the latest eBay Brain Drain.

Matt Ledwidth, eBay’s Director of Top Seller Development, is leaving eBay.

I first met Matt when he was at half.com way back in 99.  We got along great with those guys and started working with them to help sellers on Half.  After 2000 when eBay acquired Half, Matt moved over to the since disbanded category management team where he ran media for a long time.  3-4yrs ago when eBay started to focus on growing sellers with the TSAM program, Matt put 110% of his energy into that effort.

At eBay Lives for the past 3yrs Matt has run a series of panels around top seller best practices that are widely viewed by attendees as the best advanced content.

It’s been a true honour to know Matt and work closely with him over the last 9yrs.  Never has he waivered in his passion and conviction for doing everything possible to make sellers successful (even before it was cool@eBay).  I can definitely say that everyone at ChannelAdvisor and the seller community is definitely going to miss him.

Best of luck at your next gig Matt!