Chief Product Officer, eBay
RJ came to eBay in October 2013 from Apple, where he led the worldwide e-commerce platform for Apple’s online stores in 38 countries. He was also responsible for driving revenue growth initiatives for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac businesses via the web, mobile commerce, and contact center experiences.
Prior to Apple, RJ led product management for Google’s consumer search properties, including Google Images, News, Finance, Music Search, Video, Blog, Trends, and Labs. The portfolio of products grew over 200 percent during RJ’s tenure generating over two billion page views per day. RJ was a technology evangelist for Google who represented the company at conferences, panels, press events, and product launches.
A restless entrepreneur from the age of 15, RJ started many companies early in his career. More recently, he was co-founder and CEO of Groxis Inc, an advanced visual search engine technology company, and Digital Courier Technologies, a leading e-payments company and acquiring processor. He was also a Managing Partner at venture capital firm Venture Factory.
RJ has an MS in Engineering-Economics Systems from Stanford University, and a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.