eBay Names Cornelius Boone Senior Vice President, CPO

eBay Names Cornelius Boone Senior Vice President, CPO


eBay has announced the appointment of Cornelius Boone as SVP, Chief People Officer (CPO). In this role, Boone will be responsible for all aspects of human resources across eBay. He will drive business performance, talent development and acquisition, learning and development, compensation, benefits, HR shared services, and people tools and technologies. He will also provide oversight of eBay’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team and initiatives. Cornelius will report directly to Jamie Iannone, eBay’s Chief Executive Officer and will join the company in early February.


Jamie Iannone, eBay’s CEO said, “We are excited to welcome Cornelius to the team. I’ve known him for many years, and I’m impressed by his enthusiasm and strong leadership acumen. He has an impressive combination of technology, e-commerce, operations, supply chain/logistics and employment law experience. I’m confident that Cornelius will integrate seamlessly with our strong and talented executive leadership team.” 


Boone brings exceptional experience across all facets of human resource strategy and development on a global scale, most recently overseeing the People functions for American Airlines Group, one of the world's largest airlines. While at American, Cornelius was also responsible for expanding and improving the DEI programs. 


Prior to joining American Airlines, Boone held various HR positions at Walmart where he was most recently the Vice President of Field Hourly Talent Management which supported more than one million U.S. sales associates. During his time at Walmart, Boone also worked in the Bay Area leading and co-leading human resources for a number of the business segments at Walmart e-commerce. 


Boone said, “I am thrilled to join the eBay team. eBay has one of the strongest, purpose-driven, cultures I’ve encountered and their desire and drive to create economic opportunity for all is truly an inspiration.”


The company also announced that current SVP, Chief People Officer, Kristin Yetto will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.


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