Senior Manager of Seller Recruitment, WorldofGood.com by eBay
Eric Weiss is the Senior Manager of Seller Recruitment for WorldOfGood.com and is responsible for overseeing the seller recruitment process for WorldofGood.com by eBay. Eric comes to the WorldofGood.com by eBay team with more than 15 years of management and business development experience for a variety of socially responsible media and e-commerce companies, including Triathlete Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and Intagio Media Services. Most recently, he helped to launch a successful online travel publisher called Perfect Escapes, a consumer travel website providing performance-based advertising solutions to travel providers.
Earlier in his career, Eric was the Associate Publisher of Mother Jones magazine for nearly a decade, where he developed the LOHAS advertising categories and initiated new media and commercial initiatives for the organization.
Senior Manager, Trust Provider Relations
Allen Thayer is the Senior Manager, Trust Provider Relations at WorldofGood.com by eBay. Allen manages relationships with the marketplaces existing third-party verifiers of products, called Trust Providers, as well as seeking out new Trust Providers to expand the marketplace's People and Eco Positive offerings.
Prior to WorldofGood.com Allen was the Director of Fair Trade Uniforms based in New York City. In this capacity, he managed the production and marketing of fairly-traded school uniforms made in the developing world and sold to schools in the U.S. Allen has extensive international experience working with small-scale artisans, producers and farmers in the fair trade, apparel and craft industries. He has a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and speaks Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese.
Alan W. Tu
Seller Development Associate
As part of the WorldofGood.com team, Alan is involved in seller development and recruitment, working with sellers to list and sell their products on the online people-positive marketplace. Alan also works with the product management and development team to ensure that the seller listing and management tools are working properly and improved over time for a more user friendly experience.
Before World of Good, Inc. Alan studied economics, with a focus on developing economies, at Wesleyan University. His interest in socio-economic development led to his research on free trade agreements and comparative socio-economic policies in China and Vietnam at Harvard University. His interest in using business to solve social problems motivated him to work with tea artisans in Asia to help create market opportunities for their products through Nala Tea.
Alan is excited to be part of World of Good, Inc. to continue applying business principals and practices to help many people around the world create sustainable economic opportunities for themselves and their communities. By working on WorldofGood.com, Alan is excited to help create a people-positive marketplace that will, as Bill Clinton says in "Giving", "create real opportunities for each of us to be more effective givers of our time and money by simply changing our buying habits as ordinary consumers."
Seller Development Associate
Erica joined World of Good in July 2008 as a Seller Development Associate. Erica brings with her several years of Sales Management experience, most recently representing family owned wineries to large retailers like Whole Foods and Cost Plus. While her main focus is recruiting and managing Sellers, she also partners with PR and Merchandising to gain greater visibility for Sellers and their artisan products. A native Californian, she graduated form Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. When she's not working, she likes to walk her dog Cody, do yoga and spend time with friends and family.
Outreach & Public Relations Associate
Outreach and Public Relations Associate As the outreach and public relations associate for WorldofGood.com, Jill is responsible for managing WorldofGood.com’s presence in social networks as well on the site's own community. She also supports both tactical marketing and media relations activity under WorldofGood’s director of marketing and PR and communications manager.
Jill graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences in 2006 with a dual degree in newspaper journalism and political science. Over the past several years, she has spent time writing for newspapers and magazines and as an account executive for a Bay Area high-tech public relations agency. She is focused on growing the presence of WorldofGood.com as part of the larger fair trade and environmentally-conscious movement through community outreach and interaction.
As WorldofGood.com by eBay's Merchandising Associate, Stephanie is responsible for the visual development and implementation of all merchandising, marketing and promotional elements associated with the site.
Stephanie graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2008 with a B.S. in Textile Marketing and Economics and also holds a degree in Merchandise Marketing from FIDM. She has worked for mostly fashion companies in the past, including Public Relations for Rebecca Taylor, but has always been passionate about sustainability.
When she's not scouring the site for the latest products, Stephanie can be found shopping in local vintage shops, eating sushi or walking her two little Yorkies, Chloe and Bella, who have become regulars at work!