By: Ina Steiner
The head of the Developers program for eBay Marketplaces and eBay Classifieds Group departed today as the company slims down. eBay has been under pressure from activist investors for over a year to sell off parts of the company – including the classifieds unit.
Frederick joined eBay in 2014 and is General Manager of eBay’s Portland office and Vice President of Mobile and Developer Ecosystem at eBay.
eBay’s replacement CEO Jamie Iannone officially took over from Interim CEO Scott Schenkel on April 27, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Iannone was cleaning house and slashing costs.
It’s unknown what kind of impact Frederick’s departure will have on the third-party companies that develop tools for eBay buyers and sellers – and what kind of impact that may have on sellers themselves.
Frederick isn’t the only one sharing news of her departure. This week eBay announced a shakeup of its Board of Directors with longtime directors Tom Tierney and Fred Anderson stepping down in June.