Who is Michael Wilson?
Michael Wilson has 25 years of experience in the online community and
the eCommerce field.
Wilson was an early employee of eBay, Inc., where he was responsible for
building the organization and technology for the world's largest and most
successful eCommerce site. The architecture, processes and organizations he
established during eBay's startup days in 1997 carried eBay through its IPO
Wilson began his career at Macy's California, where he developed point of
sale and electronic credit card authorization systems, later becoming the
youngest senior executive in the company's history. He later joined Chevron,
providing management and software support for Chevron's 10,000+ member
online user community.
After Chevron, Wilson was an early employee and key developer of the Mainframe and Macintosh product at Oracle
Corporation. After several years, he moved on to Neuron Data, where he worked on bringing artificial
intelligence together with modern relational and object-oriented database
technology. Excited by the emergence of portable computing, he later worked for eShop (acquired
by Microsoft in 1996), as the Chief Architect and Project Manager for its
electronic shopping product.
He has also held key positions at daVinci Time and Space, developing ITV-based community,
and at The Well, leading the development of its web-based community product, Well Engaged.
Wilson left eBay in 2001, "retiring" to pursue new start-up opportunities,
including There where he served on the Board of Directors and held various
roles in engineering, engineering management and community.
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