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Tony Flanery-Rye

Job Title: Sr. Director, Global Growth Analytics
Company: eBay
Industry: Tech / Retail
Mentor Since: Fall 2017
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Head team of full time amazing analytical thinkers and doers. As well, direct supporting cast of data warehouse functions and contracting developers to deliver analytical products; e.g. SEM bidding, landing page diagnosis, and many other scalable functions. As well, extensive experimental design work to tease out off platform ROI. This translates into overall portfolio investment recommendations.

Company Description

We're Creating a Better Form of Commerce. We connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating economic opportunity for all. Whether you are buying new or used, plain or luxurious, commonplace or rare, trendy or one-of-a-kind – if it exists in the world, it probably is for sale on eBay. Our mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection. We give sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. We measure our success by our customers' success. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone.

Employment History

For nearly 20 years at T-Mobile, Expedia and eBay, serving in a wide array of positions across a range of departments. Always in roles including tech, analytics and critical thinking and then taking this to action in the market.


B.S. Iowa State University, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management M.S. Seattle University, Finance

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I enjoy working with quants and introverts and giving tricks of the trade on how to make your thoughts actionable.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I have a very busy travel schedule this fall so I need students who can be flexible and who would also be willing to sometimes do meetings via phone or Skype.  
In terms of meeting location, I have some flexibility with Bellevue, where the office is and Seattle, where I live.