EBay Motors founder launches new e-commerce site by Mark Whittaker in Marketplace 16 Nov 2009 The founder of EBay Motors has launched a new e-commerce Web site called Glyde. Founder Simon Rothman said he expected Glyde to make buying used items online as easy and safe as buying new. “Glyde gives new meaning to the phrase ‘easy to use’ and brings us closer to the promise of frictionless commerce,” said Bill Tai, Gener This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Mark Whittaker Mark Whittaker joined the AIM Group as sales director in March 2009. His career in newspapers spans 30 years as a reporter, editor and online manager. He spent seven years as online managing editor and online director for PittsburghLive.com and the Tribune-Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, and later worked as interactive media director for Beaver Newspapers Inc. in suburban Pittsburgh. At Beaver Newspapers, he was responsible for day-to-day advertising, design and operation of the company’s Web sites, supervising a staff of eight. At Tribune-Review, he oversaw about 20 Web sites, including ad sales, coordination between the Web sites and affiliated newspapers, and negotiating partnership agreements. He is based near Pittsburgh.