Jack Abraham, W'08
eBay Marketplaces
San Francisco

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Jack is the director of Local for eBay Marketplaces. As director of this newly established group, Jack’s role focuses on developing eBay’s position as the leader in integrating online and offline commerce and blurring the boundaries between the two worlds to create a comprehensive shopping experience for eBay customers.
Prior to joining eBay, Jack was the founder and CEO of Milo.com, a local shopping engine that was acquired by eBay in December 2010. The idea to build Milo.com originated when Jack, then a junior studying technological entrepreneurship at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, went to a local store, to find out the camera he needed was sold out. The experience inspired him to start Milo.com, a local shopping engine that would show buyers which nearby stores currently had a product in stock.

While CEO of Milo.com, Jack helped build the initial product and spearheaded investor funding and business development initiatives, which helped the company expand its coverage to 50,000 stores across the United States and increase its user base to more than 1 million unique visitors a month—in just one year. Jack also played a critical role in Milo’s recruiting, helping Milo grow from a one person idea to an innovative company of 26, which was able to accomplish something that had never been done before. In 2010, Jack was named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30—a list of 30 of the countries’ “coolest young entrepreneurs.” He was also selected as one of BusinessWeek’s Best Young Entrepreneurs, a list of 25 entrepreneurs aged 25 and under. In his spare time, Jack enjoys snowboarding, playing electric guitar, and getting Milo (the dog) to chase a green laser pointer.

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