eBay’s Head of Local Jack Abraham Stepping Down

Jack Abraham, eBay’s head of local, has announced he is leaving the company on March 15, the company has confirmed. Abraham was the founder and CEO of Milo, which was acquired by eBay two years ago. Many of eBay’s local features were built on top of Milo’s database of inventory from tens of thousands of U.S. retail stores. Abraham will continue to act as an adviser to eBay going forward while working on an undisclosed “entrepreneurial endeavor.” His departure was first reported by Fortune.


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