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PayPal CEO Dan Schulman to leave at end of 2023, company begins search for successor


PayPal said on Thursday that CEO Dan Schulman will retire and leave the online payments company at the end of 2023.

Schulman, who became PayPal CEO after the split from eBay
in 2015, notified the company of his decision to retire at the end of December. He will remain a member of PayPal’s board of directors, which is hiring a search firm to find a successor.

“I’m proud of what we have accomplished at PayPal and of the incredibly talented and committed people I work with every day,” Schulman said in a statement. “Together, we have reimagined financial services and e-commerce, and worked to improve the financial health of our customers.”

PayPal shares jumped by about 130% since the 2015 spinoff. But the company has lost roughly three-quarters of its value since the stock’s peak in July 2021.

In late January, PayPal said it would lay off 2,000 employees, which equates to 7% of the company’s workforce. Schulman said in a statement at the time that PayPal was addressing the “challenging macroeconomic environment.”

Last summer, activist investor Elliott Management accumulated an undisclosed stake in PayPal.

In an interview with CNBC’s Kate Rooney on Thursday, Schulman said he didn’t experience any pressure from Elliott.