Matthew Mengerink, Head of X.Commerce, PayPal.
As general manager of X.commerce, Matthew Mengerink leads the integrated open commerce platform group. In this role, Mengerink will ensure that eBay Inc. builds a strong, robust developer community across the eBay, PayPal and GSI technology platforms to amplify merchants’ businesses.
Mengerink is a ten-year veteran of eBay Inc., having held many positions at eBay businesses including Half.com, marketplace and PayPal. During his eight years at PayPal, he has led the PayPal architecture, infrastructure, payments development, core technologies, international development, site operations, customer quality and engineering services teams. Prior to joining PayPal, Mengerink was director of special projects at eBay and director of development for eBay-owned Half.com.
Before joining eBay, Mengerink held a variety of roles at search service, product catalog and review site DejaNews/Deja.com for six years until the company was split and acquired by eBay and Google in 2000.
Mengerink received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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