The service that provides eBay with a good chunk of its revenue now has a new chief financial officer. eBay announced today that Patrick Dupuis, formerly of contact center outsourcing specialist Sitel, is taking the CFO position at PayPal.
If that seems like an odd career path, the fact that BJC Healthcare, a nonprofit healthcare organization, employed Dupuis prior to Sitel may send your eyebrows even higher. Dupuis did serve as CFO at both those outfits, however.
Also, it may relieve some people to know that Dupuis spent about 20 years at GE, and managed to graduate from Ecole de management de Lyon earlier in life.
So on to the official line. PayPal president Scott Thompson indicated in a statement, "Patrick’s varied experience and proven ability to lead in a fast-paced international environment make him a fantastic addition to our executive team as PayPal enters its next stage of growth."
Dupuis himself then said, "I couldn’t be more delighted to join PayPal during this very important time in its history – with tremendous opportunity ahead. With PayPal’s clear mission, customer-centric culture and fantastic team, the time has never been better to be a part of this company and help define the future of money."
Dupuis replaces Mary Hentges, who gave up her job as PayPal’s CFO to join CBS Interactive at the end of August.