The president and CEO of eBay Devin Wenig is stepping down, the online auction site announced on Wednesday. As of late Wednesday morning, share prices in the company — which has struggled to find its place in an e-commerce market dominated by Amazon — were down more than 2 percent.
The company's senior vice president and chief financial officer Scott Schenkel will take his place as interim CEO until the company finds a replacement.
"[W]e will continue to focus on our strategic plan and product initiatives, while also ensuring a great customer experience and a smooth transition," Schenkel said in a prepared statement. "eBay is well positioned to deliver enhanced value for our customers and shareholders alike."
"Devin has been a tireless advocate for driving improvement in the business, particularly in leading the Company forward after the PayPal spinoff," the chairman of the eBay board, Thomas Tierney, said in a prepared statement.
After the announcement, Wenig tweeted that he and the board "were not on the same page" and that it was "best for everyone" for the company to move forward without him.
While noting the company is "stronger today than it was four years ago," Tierney said "that given a number of considerations, both Devin and the Board believe that a new CEO is best for the Company at this time."
The transition in leadership comes as eBay has faced pressure from the investment management firm Elliott Management Corporation to make significant changes, including the potential sale of StubHub and the eBay Classified Group.