Ebay CEO David Wenig breaks his silence about the U.S. Presidential election with a company memo, printed in Recode. In it, Wenig says that while he has largely avoided commenting on the candidates, what the company says and does matters.
He highlights eBay's own beginning as an immigrant-founded company. "Pierre [Omidyar, a French-born entrepreneur] built our business on the belief that people are basically good, and this enduring heritage is one of the reasons I'm proud to lead this company."
Wenig writes that eBay "has worked to create a marketplace that is inclusive, fair, fostered by global trade, and empowered by small business entrepreneurship." He claims diversity is one of the company's most valuable assets as it works to improve how people interact with technology, acknowledging that it can be seen as dehumanizing.
"While political seasons come and go, we will remember who we are, why we exist, and who we serve," writes Wenig.