Crisis Management — From the Man Who Helped Save eBay

February 20th, 2014 / No Comments »

Maynard Webb looked out the window to the eBay parking lot. CNN’s van was still there, camped out, waiting for another site-wide outage.

By the time Webb stepped in as president of the company in 1999, the world’s largest auction site was going down so often it was a national news story. And as more and more dot-coms flamed out around it, it seemed doomed to fail. Webb’s job: turn things around.

His first day may have turned into all-nighter (one of many to come), but he eventually led the company to stability and major growth. This experience, combined with the time he spent on salesforce.com’s board, and at Yahoo, among others, has earned him the nickname Mr. Fix-it. And for good reason.

When it comes to crises, there’s no one better to learn from than the man who has kept his cool through some of the most dramatic mishaps and turnarounds the tech world has ever seen. In this exclusive First Round Review interview, he offers advice at startup scale…….