OfferUp gains valuable Amazon veteran
A former visionary at Amazon is filling a big role at eBay's largest competitor.
OfferUp, a mobile marketplace in the U.S. for local buying and selling, announced the appointment of Bill Carr as Chief Operating Officer. Carr, former founder and leader of Amazon's global digital music and video business, will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company initiatives and ensuring operational excellence across the company.
"Bill understands how to tackle operational challenges that come with hyper growth in a way that few executives can, and he has a proven track record of maximizing growth potential across a range of businesses," said Nick Huzar, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of OfferUp. "Bill has an incredible amount of experience in scaling teams and driving operational rigor and will be instrumental as we elevate our business strategy and strengthen our core marketplace. He's joining an already successful and energetic team, at the perfect time."
His hiring comes quickly on the heels of Rodrigo Brumana, formerly of eBay Americas, joining the company as Chief Financial Officer last month.
Carr spent more than 15 years at Amazon leading the company's digital music and video business including Amazon Music, Prime Music, Amazon Video, Prime Video, and Amazon Studios. Carr built and oversaw a team of more than a thousand employees including engineering, product, marketing, business development, content acquisition, design, and the TV and movie development teams at Amazon Studios. Under his leadership, Amazon's digital media business grew into a global operation exceeding $1 billion in revenue as the company pushed to compete with Apple, Netflix, and Hulu.
After his departure from Amazon in 2014, Carr joined Maveron, LLC as Entrepreneur in Residence. Carr holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English literature from Colby College.