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Brent Bellm

Summer Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Chief Executive Officer at BigCommerce

Austin, Texas

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Brent Bellm's Work Experience

Goldman Sachs

Summer Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 1996 to August 1996

New York, NY


VP, Global Product

October 2009 to July 2010

San Jose, CA


VP and CEO, Europe

October 2005 to September 2009

Luxembourg and Ireland

Brent Bellm's Education

Harvard Business School


1995 to 1997

Stanford University

BA, International Relations, Economics (dual major)

1989 to 1993

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Summer Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions @ Goldman Sachs From June 1996 to August 1996 (3 months) New York, NYVP, Global Product @ PayPal • Member of PayPal’s executive leadership team for eight years. Direct report of President.• Led global product management, user experience, design, content, and localization at PayPal. • Managed 240 globally-distributed FTE, $55M operating budget, and $120M product budget.• Launched redesigned checkout, unified merchant platform, digital goods, and B2B invoicing. From October 2009 to July 2010 (10 months) San Jose, CAVP and CEO, Europe @ PayPal • Founding CEO of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie, S.C.A., a Luxembourg bank that served 50+ million accounts, 1+ million eBay sellers, 180,000 merchant websites, and 5.5% of EU ecommerce. • Managing director of 180 FTE organization in 10 offices (LU,UK,IE,FR,IT,ES,DE,NL,CH,PL).• Owned full P&L and managed all revenue-driving functions (sales, marketing, product, biz dev).• Grew revenue 3x in 4 years to $790M. Exited 2009 at 40%+ volume growth, 35%+ profit margin.• Launched successful expansion into merchant services, new geographies, and financial products. From October 2005 to September 2009 (4 years) Luxembourg and IrelandDirector, Merchant Services @ Escalate Retail • Escalate was a first-generation multi-tenant SaaS/ASP ecommerce platform alongside Yahoo Stores, Volusion, and Blue Martini. This makes it a BigCommerce predecessor.• Led team that advised Escalate clients on ecommerce merchandising, marketing, and operations. From February 2000 to February 2001 (1 year 1 month) Redwood Shores, CAPresident and Chief Operating Officer @ HomeAway • Co-led IPO roadshow in 2011 (NASDAQ: AWAY). COO of successful public company 2011-2015.• Responsible for 100% of company revenue (~$500M), 1,000 FTE, 16 offices on 5 continents.• Delivered high growth (+29% FX-neutral 2014), free cash flow ($117M), EBITDA margin (27%).• Managed the #1 vacation home rental businesses in North America (VRBO, HomeAway), Europe (UK, FR, DE, IT, ES), ANZ (AU, NZ), South America (BR), and Asia (SG).• Managed the #1 global bed and breakfast website (• Managed the #1 U.S. vacation rental property management software platform.• Oversaw business functions, including strategy, sales, product marketing, biz dev, biz ops, CS.• Launched online bookings and transformed company into multi-$billion ecommerce business. From July 2010 to June 2015 (5 years) Austin, TexasDirector, Corporate Strategy @ eBay • Led corporate strategy from May 2001 to Dec 2002. • Co-led payments and financial services project that concluded with the acquisition of PayPal, after which I transferred to PayPal to lead its post-acquisition strategy. From April 2001 to December 2002 (1 year 9 months) San Jose, CAEngagement Manager @ McKinsey & Company • Management consultant specializing in store-based retail and, after 1997, ecommerce.• Business Analyst (pre-MBA, 1993-1995), Associate (post-MBA, 1997-1998), Engagement Manager (1998-1999). Performance rated Distinctive (fast-track/highest performance level).• Project work included retail category management (discount/department/supercenter), store profitability, trade promotion profitability, internet retail economics, and internet payments. From September 1993 to January 2000 (6 years 5 months) Atlanta and ChicagoChief Executive Officer @ BigCommerce BigCommerce is a leading global SaaS ecommerce platform for established and rapidly growing businesses. We simplify the creation of beautiful, engaging online stores by delivering a unique combination of ease-of-use, enterprise capabilities, and platform flexibility. Successful BigCommerce customers include 50,000+ SMBs, 2,000+ enterprise stores, 30+ Forbes Global 2000 companies, and leading brands in almost every B2C and B2B category.Recognition includes:- #2 global SaaS platform among the top 1 million and top 100,000 sites by traffic ( Top-ranked platform on G2 and TrustRadius- Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Digital Commerce- Leader in the IDC MarketScape for B2C Digital Commerce- Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave reports for both B2C and B2B ecommerce platforms- Medal winner in 7 of 10 categories in the Paradigm B2B Platform Combine- "Best places to work" winner by Austin Business Journal, Austin-American Statesman, Great Places to Work (Australia), and San Francisco Bay Area's Best and BrightestWell-known companies using BigCommerce include Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, General Electric, Siemens Healthineers, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Skullcandy, Sharp Electronics, Nikon, Leica, Toyota, Nestle, Pepsi, Avery Dennison, DuPont, Ben & Jerry's, the Carolina Panthers, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Detroit Pistons, Camelbak, Kelty and Sierra Design, Natori, Woolrich, Unilever, and Georgia-Pacific. Austin, TexasVP, Strategy @ PayPal • Created post-acquisition strategy that grew company from $236M revenue 2002 to $3.4B 2010.• Outlined merchant services products (Express Checkout, Pro) that earned majority of TPV by 2010. • Led successful strategies for global pricing, buyer credit, eBay integration, person-to-person payments, and German business turnaround. From January 2003 to September 2005 (2 years 9 months) San Jose, CAIntern, Financial Products & Analytics @ Credit Suisse Specialized in advanced econometrics modeling of Swiss securities pricing and liquidity. From April 1992 to August 1992 (5 months) Zurich, Switzerland

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