Proxibid appoints former PayPal VP Ryan Downs as president
Omaha-based Proxibid, a live auction webcasting service, delivered some exciting news yesterday with the announcement of their appointment of Ryan Downs, Omaha-native and former senior vice president of Worldwide Operations for PayPal, as company president.
In short, Proxibid provides live webcasts of auctions to allow registered bidders unable to attend in-person to still participate in the auction. As of late, they're on a roll with high-interest auctions, such as Bernie Madoff's auction last November and the upcoming auction of "Real Housewife" Teresa Giudice later this month. A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that Proxibid now serves 800 auctions a month and bidders from 175 countries.
We'll be following up with a story on Proxibid in the near future, but for the time being, we encourage you to check out Proxibid's press release and AuctionBytes' great interview with Downs:
Proxibid, the world’s largest provider of live auction webcasting services, today announced that Ryan Downs has been appointed as the Company’s president. Bruce Hoberman will maintain his role as CEO of the Omaha-based firm […]
By Ina Steiner, AuctionBytes.com
Proxibid named former eBay and PayPal executive Ryan Downs its new president. Downs joins Proxibid from eBay where he served in a number of roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations for PayPal [...]