CEO, Wikia, Inc.Gil Penchina joined Wikia, Inc. in June of 2006 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Wikia, Mr. Penchina was an 8-year veteran of eBay. Mr. Penchina came to eBay in 1998, first working in business development and then running the mergers and acquisitions department. In 2001 he was named vice president of business development where he built business and marketing relationships for eBay with a number of the top brands in the U.S.A, including Microsoft, AOL, Disney and Yahoo.
A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Mr. Penchina holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business.