My good friend and former colleague Jeff Jordan just was named CEO of OpenTable, the online reservation agent for dining out. This is a huge coup for OpenTable and the beginning of a great new adventure for Jeff. I was very lucky to work with Jeff both at Disney back in the mid-1990s and then again at eBay for seven years up until last summer when we both left the company after a great experience :). He’s a funny, kind human being, and a top notch exec who values results and gets things done (just look at his track record). It’s a good sign when growth companies are selecting results-oriented executives of substance to lead them. They obviously care a lot about growth and getting things done — two of Jeff’s specialties. Congratulations Jeff and OpenTable!
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