Steve Yankovich

Steve is a technology innovator, product visionary, advisor, investor, board member and venture executive. At 19Y, Steve leads the digital experience, e-commerce and marketplace efforts for clients and related venture projects. Starting as a CPU logic designer in the early days of Silicon Valley, Steve has spent over 38 years’ operating as a software leader, founder/CEO, CTO and product executive in Consumer, Mobile and Enterprise solutions, most recently at Adobe, eBay and Magento (Adobe). In 2009, Steve built the mobile business for all the eBay businesses worldwide (eBay, PayPal, StubHub), establishing eBay by 2012 as the world’s largest mobile e-comm player with $15B in sales volume, and himself as a top 10 m-commerce chief by Internet Retailer. Steve and his eBay team pioneered the first commercial uses of such technologies as image recognition, augmented reality, 3D printing, mobile location services, personalization, companion shopping on mobile devices based on television, predictive analytics and the frictionless user interactions that have become the expected today.

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