eBay Adds Former Microsoft Employee Ken Moss to Its Executive Team

EBay has appointed Ken Moss to the position of VP of technology and science for the Marketplaces services team.

Moss will report to eBay’s CTO Mark Carges and be responsible for managing and developing the back-end buyer and seller experience on eBay’s marketplace, where items are auctioned off or sold new for full price.

Most recently, Moss co-founded CrowdEye, a start-up focused on search technology.

While CrowdEye’s Web site has been taken down, it’s expected that its co-founder (and Moss’s wife) Becca Moss will continue working on the technology, which was once being described as a Twitter search engine.

Prior to CrowdEye, Moss spent 20 years at Microsoft, where he started and led the Bing search technical team. He also worked on MyMSN, MSN Money and other parts of MSN.

Over the past year, eBay has been redesigning its site to simplify the user experience and to offer both items sold at auction or for full price. In the past few months, it has hired a number of new executives to fill several roles to complete the turnaround.

Moss will presumably assist with those goals in a more behind-the-scenes technology role.


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