May 8, 2006, 12:00 AM

EBay COO Webb to retire in August

Maynard Webb, chief operating officer at eBay Inc., will retire from the company in August, eBay has announced. Webb is responsible for corporate operations, including legal, human resources, and corporate technology functions.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Maynard Webb, chief operating officer at eBay Inc., will retire from the company in August, eBay has announced. Webb is responsible for corporate operations, including legal, human resources, and corporate technology functions.

Webb joined eBay in 1999 as president of eBay Technologies and was named COO in 2002. During his tenure at eBay, he played a role in development and growth of the company’s product management, customer support and trust and safety departments, eBay said.

“In his time at eBay, Maynard built a world-class operations group that managed our phenomenal growth,” said Meg Whitman, president and CEO.

There are no plans to fill Webb’s role.

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