SAN JOSE, Calif. — EBay here announced that Paul Jones, former vice president of asset protection at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, has joined eBay as global director of retail partnerships.
Jones will work with eBay to bolster its ongoing efforts to prevent the sale of stolen goods through partnerships with law enforcement and retailers.
EBay has been used by organized retail crime groups to sell stolen retail merchandise. Prior to his work with RILA, Jones managed loss prevention strategy at Limited Brands and Sunglass Hut International.
"The move of Paul Jones from RILA to eBay is the best news for both the retail industry and for eBay I have heard in the last eighteen months,” said King Rogers, the former vice president of assets protection at Target. “I applaud eBay for its wisdom in taking this dramatic step forward. My respect for Paul has grown even greater for having the courage to tackle this challenge.
"And my counsel to the retail community is to now embrace this initiative, refrain from just being critical and work closely with Paul to ensure success for retailers and for eBay."
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