Jay Conte

Senior Director, Human Capital

As senior director of human capital, Jay works closely with senior executives across Omidyar Network’s portfolio to support their executive search, talent management, and organizational development efforts.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Jay was senior director of global staffing for eBay Inc. He originally joined PayPal in 2007 and within a number of months was promoted to head of recruiting for the entire company. In this role, Jay managed 200 recruiting professionals, a $25 million budget, and the company’s efforts to hire more than 4,000 new employees annually, ranging from software engineers to senior executives in every eBay location across the globe. Previously, Jay spent six years with Apple Inc. Joining as an early member of the internal executive search team in 2001, Jay helped build Apple’s executive team while the company grew from 5,000 to more than 20,000 employees. Additionally, Jay helped rebuild the executive team at Apple’s Japanese subsidiary and re-architect the company’s recruiting strategy throughout Asia.

In his early career, Jay was a technical recruiter for Bay Networks (which became Nortel Networks) and Cisco Systems. He also spent four years at a search firm working with executives throughout Silicon Valley. Jay received a BS in business administration from Bryant University.

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