Chris Saridakis to Head GSI Commerce Once eBay Acquisition Closes

Once eBay officially closes its acquisition of GSI Commerce, Chris Saridakis will lead the newly acquired unit, according to a document filed with the SEC today. Currently, Saridakis is the CEO of GSI’s Global Marketing Services division. He joined GSI in May 2010 from Gannett, where he served as SVP and chief digital officer of Gannett Marketing Services. GSI’s founder and CEO Michael Rubin will operate a newly formed company, partially owned by eBay, which includes Rue La La and ShopRunner among other properties.


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