Report: eBay’s Whitman to Retire
New York City Meg Whitman, CEO for San Jose, Calif.-based eBay Inc., is preparing to retire and may announce her departure within weeks, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
The report, which quoted sources familiar with the situation, said that Whitman recently began delegating more daily responsibilities and was completing succession plans. John Donahoe, president of eBay’s auction business unit, is reportedly the leading candidate to succeed Whitman, the report said. eBay did not comment on the matter.
Whitman, one of the country’s most high-profile executives, joined eBay 10 years ago. At that time, she said no chief executive should stay in their position for more than a decade for the benefit of the executive and the company.
Despite the company’s slower growth recently, eBay has grown into one of the Internet’s most visited sites under Whitman’s leadership.
eBay will announce fourth-quarter results on Wednesday.
Home Depot Names New Board Member
Atlanta The Home Depot Inc. said on Friday that it has named Brian C. Cornell to its board. Cornell is the CEO of Michaels Stores Inc.
Cornell joined Michaels in June after serving as the executive VP and chief marketing officer of Safeway Inc. He also serves on the board of OfficeMax.
Cornell’s appointment raises the number of members on Home Depot’s board to 14, with 13 of them being outside directors, the company said.
CCA Global Partners Appoints Co-CEO
Manchester, N.H. CCA Global Partners, whose retail holdings include Carpet One Floor & Home, announced that Rick Bennet will be joining the company to serve as co-CEO.
Bennet previously worked with May Department Stores Co. for more than 27 years.