Meet the People Behind Magento Commerce
Mark LavelleChief Executive Officer
Mark Lavelle became CEO of Magento Commerce in November 2015, after serving as senior vice president of product for eBay Enterprise. Previously, Mark held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc., including SVP of strategy and business development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Mark co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. With more than 20 years spent building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology, Mark's background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising and investing.
Phillip DePaulChief Financial Officer
Phillip DePaul joined Magento after three years as Chief Financial Officer of eBay Enterprise. A veteran of the eBay Inc. family since 2008, Phillip was previously its Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Phillip led PayPal's global finance functions. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Phillip worked in various finance, controller, and audit roles at Ernst & Young LLP and OfficeMax.
Steve YankovichChief Product Officer
Steve Yankovich is a highly experienced executive specializing in innovation, commerce and product development. The inventor holds a portfolio of 36 patents covering a broad spectrum of technology and software. In 2009, Steve created the mobile business at eBay growing it from scratch to $13 billion in 2012. He was named a 'Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief' by Internet Retailer and is a regular invited speaker for events and media. Steve serves on the board of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), several startups, the PayPal Giving Fund, and also advises several venture firms.
Francesca MolinariChief Human Resources Officer; Senior Vice President, Human Capital
Francesca Molinari is a Global Human Capital Leader with extensive multi-sector experience, including Technology, Business and Professional Services, Financial Services, Luxury Retail, and Non-Profit Management. She has served as a Human Resources leader for major corporations including General Electric, Macy's East, Barneys New York, the Central Park Conservancy, and ICG Commerce. At ICG Commerce she was awarded the Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Award for Excellence in Employee Relations, and Excellence for Employee Wellness Programs.
Mark LenhardSenior Vice President, Strategy & Growth
Mark Lenhard joined Magento from JPMorgan Chase, where he was a Managing Director, leading digital and payments strategy. Previously, Mark led PayPal's strategy team, developing and driving PayPal's overall strategic direction and vision. His team was responsible for delivering key product and business unit strategies that shaped PayPal's growth, including areas such as mobile, omnichannel, and product extensions (e.g., credit). He also co-founded Black Mountain Equity, a private equity firm focused on sourcing and making investments in mid-sized technology and service companies. He began his career in private equity and management consulting at various firms including Belvedere Capital, The Parthenon Group and Marakon Associates. Mark holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Gary SpecterVice President, Global Sales
Gary Specter is a strategic sales leader with a 20+ year track record of building cohesive, passionate, high-performance sales and services organizations across multiple vertical markets including retail, distribution, manufacturing, technology and finance. Prior to Magento, Gary successfully ran international and domestic sales teams at NetSuite, IBM and Sterling Commerce. With a strong understanding of sales enablement, operations, process and execution, Gary focuses on building goal oriented, winning teams and cultures that incorporate a commitment to excellence, accountability, and corporate citizenship while exceeding financial and customer satisfaction goals.