Deb Liu appointed VP of Facebook Marketplace
17 Sep 2017
Deb Liu, the Facebook exec who had been running the company’s Marketplace classified app, has been promoted. She is now formally the VP of Marketplace.
Liu had previously been in charge of Facebook Platform, which supports login tools for third-party apps, app analytics, account recovery and social plug-ins. Taking Liu’s place at Platform is Eddie O’Neil, a six-year Facebook veteran who previously was a director of product management at the company.
As Marketplace continues to expand – adding Daily Deals in August and soon, new functionality for cars and real estate – the company clearly needed a full-time dedicated executive in charge.
Liu fits the bill. She has been at Facebook for eight years – a near-record in the fast-moving Silicon Valley start-up scene – and previously held stints at PayPal and EBay.
At Facebook, she also ran the Facebook Credits game currency program and was a director of platform monetization.
Liu is also a board member at Intuit.