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 in December of 2008 through the acquisition of Positronic, a company he co-founded in Seattle. Positronic
developed a sophisticated machine learning and natural language processing platform in the finance sector. As Positronic’s
chief technology officer, Dane set the software vision – driving the architecture and roadmap to achieve positive results.
Positronic’s technology and team were integrated into eBay following the acquisition.
Before co-founding Positronic, Dane was the director of program management at Microsoft for the Live Search product, leading
a talented team of program managers who were responsible for delivering fast, relevant Search to customers throughout the world.
In coordination with the development and test organizations, the team created the Web Search experience for Microsoft through MSN.com,
Microsoft.com, and Live.com, including offerings for searching Web pages, Images, News, Products, Videos, and Blogs. All of these
integrated experiences were geared toward helping hundreds of millions of customers in nearly 50 different markets worldwide quickly
find the information that was most important to them.
Prior to working on Live Search, Dane served as the general manager for the Windows Live Portal & Client team. The group developed
software ranging from the Live.com portal, which placed users at the center of their information experience, to the MSN Search Toolbar,
which offered significant browsing and search enhancements for Internet Explorer. In this role, Dane delivered near-instant search
results for files and email on users' PCs through Windows Desktop Search. Dane also drove the acquisitions of Lookout Software, a
provider of fast email searching for Microsoft Outlook, and Onfolio, a company delivering tools for browser-based research and information
management. The team went on to ship Windows Live Writer, a desktop blog publishing application.
Previously, he helped launch MS Ideas, an internal site dedicated to helping employees post, discuss, and collaborate on new product
ideas and technologies. Dane also served as Group Manager of MSN Calendar - which provided calendaring, task management, and notifications
in numerous languages through MSN Hotmail.
Dane joined Microsoft in April 1999 through 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. Prior to Jump, Dane served as vice president, Ithaca Division of Meetinghouse Technologies, a
multimedia development company delivering consumer, corporate, and government software and services.
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.