EBay / PayPal exec hit by train, killed

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

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Eric Salvatierra, an EBay and PayPal executive for almost 14 years, was killed by a train in Menlo Park, Calif., the other day. That would be notable in itself, but his family went public with the fact that he suffered from Bipolar II disorder, releasing a statement about the issue “to support others who are suffering, and also to help abolish the stigma associated with mental illness.” And EBay CEO John Donahoe chimed in with a company-wide email about Salvatierra.

He was one of EBay’s “longest serving and most loyal employees, having served as a senior leader in EBay, PayPal and Skype over a 14-year period,” Donahoe said. Salvatierra, VP of customer advocacy and operational excellence, “performed with skill and unmatched dedication … with warmth, human patience and an unprecedented respect for those around him,” he added.

Read more here. Salvatierra, 39, left a wife and three children.

Written by Peter M. Zollman

Peter M. Zollman brings more than 35 years of media experience to his role as founding principal of the AIM Group / Classified Intelligence Report. He has worked with a wide range of media companies, dot-coms, technology providers and start-ups to develop and expand successful interactive-media services. He is based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., near Orlando.

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