Tax preparer H&R Block names former eBay executive William Cobb to boardBy AP
Monday, August 9, 2010
H&R Block names former eBay executive to board
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — H&R Block on Monday said it had elected a former eBay Inc. executive to its board.
William R. Cobb served as president of the online auctioneer’s U.S. marketplaces division. He also worked as general manager of eBay International, and prior to that was head of global marketing for eBay during his eight-year tenure with the company.
Previously Cobb held senior marketing positions with Pepsico/Tricon, the predecessor to Yum Brands.
In addition to H&R Block, Mr. Cobb is a director of Orbitz Worldwide, Pacific Sunware of California and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.
H&R Block’s directors are slated to earn fees ranging from $58,800 to $84,400 for 2010, and also to receive stock awards valued at about $97,000, according to a recent regulatory filing.