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Marty Abbott
Marty Abbott is the senior vice president of technology in charge of the daily technical and site-specific operational overview of eBay and all of its subsidiaries. His responsibilities include ensuring the daily availability and operational excellence of the eBay site, evaluation and deployment of new infrastructure technologies, infrastructure architecture, quality assurance of the eBay and PayPal product, corporate information technology, PayPal software development and architecture and the development of strategic relationships with key technology vendors.

Prior to joining eBay in 1999, Abbott spent nearly two years at Gateway, Inc. As the director of global IT infrastructure, he was responsible for implementation, maintenance and service level agreements of Gateway’s global networks, telecommunications, servers and desktops. He also directed all administrative support, including database administrators systems, analysts, systems operations and the worldwide customer support center. Abbott consolidated Gateway's Asia Pacific (APAC) and all U.S. data centers, implemented a fault tolerant Asia Pacific network architecture and was responsible for one of the nation’s largest call center infrastructures. Abbott’s career in technology began at Motorola where he held various engineering, manufacturing management and engineering management positions from 1994 to 1998.

Before joining Motorola, Abbott attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. After graduation, he went on to become an Officer in the United States Army. He also holds a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s executive education program.

  Marty Abbott


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