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David Marcus      

VP of Messaging Products, Facebook; Former President, PayPal

David Marcus is the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook. He leads Messenger that is used by 1.2 billion people around the world every month. David joined Facebook in 2014 from PayPal where he spent the previous two years as the company’s President and previously as Vice President of Mobile, leading its mobile products and business.

Marcus was president of PayPal, where he has overall responsibility for establishing PayPal as the leading global payment service and helping to drive the future of money around the world. A mobile payments entrepreneur and product innovator, David brings a wealth of experience creating products that engage and delight customers both businesses and consumers alike.

Prior to serving as president, Marcus was PayPals vice president of mobile, where he led the company's mobile business and product strategy, including the development and launch of PayPal Here and the newest version of PayPal's consumer application.

David has more than 15 years of mobile and telecommunications experience worldwide. He joined PayPal in the company's acquisition of Zong, a leading provider of payments through mobile carrier billing. Zong introduced a whole new way for consumers to pay quickly and easily, by simply entering their mobile phone numbers and billing the payment to their wireless account. Under Davids leadership as founder and CEO, Zong developed relationships with more than 250 carriers and more than 1,000 online merchants. Zong was acquired by PayPal in August 2011.

David has a proven track record of starting and leading successful businesses. Prior to Zong, he started Echovox in Europe, a mobile media monetization company that later formed the foundation for Zong.

A native of France, David grew up in Paris and Geneva. At 23, he started his first company, GTN, which became one of the top three alternative carriers in Switzerland and was acquired by World Access in 2000. David first began learning how to become a technology entrepreneur at age 8, when he taught himself how to code on a PC.

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PayPal's David Marcus: Braintree Keeps Its Brand And Ops Intact ...

Today's news that eBay's PayPal is buying Braintree for $800 million in cash will open the door to Braintree taking its developer-focused payments platform to..

PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store ...

PayPal President David Marcus held an informal sit-down with reporters today in San Francisco to address the recent shopping activity over the holidays,..

PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments

PayPal Shoots for the Stars. Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 10:22 AM ET. David Marcus , PayPal president, discusses the company's initiative to set up a new payment ...

David Marcus: So Long Cash Register, Hello Innovation

GET UPDATES FROM David Marcus. Like ... leading a large company like PayPal, I often look at problems and opportunities through the lens of a startup owner.

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