Dane Glasgow serves as vice president, global product management for eBay Marketplaces, and brings more than 15 years of experience leading product design and development, innovation in search technology, and management to the world’s largest online marketplace. In his role, Dane focuses on delivering a compelling shopping experience globally for both buyers and sellers – from eBay’s homepage and search experience, to tailored verticals in the Fashion and Electronics categories, to an end-to-end selling experience. Working closely with eBay’s North American and European business teams, Dane and his worldwide team of product managers, designers, and data managers aim to surface the best deals, drive increased business conversion and grow customer satisfaction across more than 94 million active users and $62 billion in gross merchandize volume globally (2010). In December 2010, Dane helped lead eBay’s acquisition of Milo, a local shopping engine, and now manages the integration of Milo’s local commerce solution into the eBay customer experience.
Dane previously served as eBay’s vice president of engineering, where his team brought an increased level of structure and depth to the eBay Global Product Catalog, an ever-growing master resource of structured data to categorize and manage eBay’s vast selection of inventory.
Dane joined eBay through the acquisition of Positronic, a software company he co-founded and served as chief technology officer, setting the roadmap for a sophisticated machine learning and natural language processing platform in the finance sector. Prior to that, Dane served as director of program management at Microsoft for the core Live Search product, and general manager for the Windows Live Portal & Client team, where he delivered products including Microsoft’s web search experience, Windows Desktop Search and Live.com. Dane joined Microsoft though the acquisition of Jump.com, a company he helped create in Ithaca, N.Y. Jump provided the first completely connected, Internet-based email, calendar and tasks service. Dane served as president of Jump, overseeing product design, technology partnerships, and operations.
Dane attended Cornell University, where he studied computer science, business, and fine arts. Outside of the office, he enjoys photography, computer graphics, amateur high altitude ballooning/rocketry, robotics, helping educational and scientific-based charities, and driving fast cars. Dane serves on the board of trustees for the SETI Institute, a non-profit scientific organization whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe.