Earlier this week, eBay announced that eBay marketplaces President, Lorrie Norrington, is leaving eBay for personal reasons. Lorrie has been at eBay since 2005 when she came into the mix via the shopping.com acquisition. From there she quickly worked her way up the ranks by running eBay international and then when JD replaced Meg, she became the eBay marketplace president – effectively running the whole business unit as a peer to Scott Thompson who runs Paypal.
College football rivalries aside (Lorrie is a Terp, while I’m a Wolfpacker), we’ve worked with Lorrie at ChannelAdvisor on a regular basis for the last 5+ years and she’s always been a joy to work with. Lorrie has a lot of traits that are admirable in an executive:
- She does what she says she will
- She is a straight shooter
- She knows the eBay marketplace backward and forward.
- She understands the value of partnerships and how to nurture them.
- Finally, Lorrie has been a tireless advocate for sellers. I’ve been in many situations where Lorrie came down squarely on the side of sellers and did things like tweak policies, pause potentially disruptive initiatives and most importantly spend a lot of time understanding sellers and their businesses.
I and everyone at ChannelAdvisor and our customers want to take this opportunity to thank Lorrie for 5+ years of great interactions, partership and advocacy and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors and dealing with whatever personal items require her attention. Lorrie, we’ll really miss working with you!
SeekingAlpha Disclosure- I am long Amazon and Google. eBay is an investor in ChannelAdvisor