David A. Marcus

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David Marcus
Born David A. Marcus
(1973-04-12) April 12, 1973 (age 44)
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation VP, Messaging Products, Facebook
Years active 1996–present

David Marcus (born April 12, 1973) is a French-American businessman. He is former president of the eBay subsidiary, PayPal [1] and is the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook.


Marcus started his career at 23 when he founded his first venture, GTN Telecom, and served as the Chairman and CEO until GTN was acquired by World Access in 2000. Soon after, he founded Echovox, a mobile media monetization company, which paved the way for Zong mobile payments company in 2008.

Zong was acquired by eBay's PayPal in 2011 and Marcus joined PayPal as Vice President and General Manager of Mobile division of PayPal. Under his leadership, PayPal launched its offline mobile card reader solution, PayPal Here. In April 2012 he was picked to take over the leadership of the company as the President, when then President Scott Thompson left PayPal to join Yahoo.[2][3]

In 2014, Marcus left PayPal to lead Facebook's mobile messaging initiatives.[4]


  1. ^ Tricia Duryee (March 29, 2012). "eBay Promotes David Marcus to Fill Top Vacancy at PayPal". AllThingsD.com. Dow Jones. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "EBay taps tech entrepreneur to lead PayPal". Reuters. March 29, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ebay Inc (EBAY:NASDAQ GS) - Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kuchler, Hannah. "David Marcus, Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg’s chief messenger". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2015-11-28.