Chief Diversity Officer | Board Member, eBay Foundation
San Jose, CA.
Damien Hooper-Campbell is eBay’s first chief diversity officer, tasked with spearheading the company’s drive to become the world’s most diverse and inclusive place to work, grow, buy and sell. “If you think about that in three different buckets, my role addresses our workforce, which is who and how we hire; our workplace, which is how it feels to work at eBay; and our marketplace, which covers the millions of buyers and sellers who use eBay and the communities we’re physically in,” explains Hooper-Campbell, who previously worked for Uber as its first global head of diversity and inclusion and at Google and Goldman Sachs. “What I most enjoy about my work is helping people to get comfortable with the often uncomfortable conversations necessary to make progress.” Hooper-Campbell also is responsible for leading University Recruiting in the U.S. His biggest career highlight in his current role is the release of eBay’s 2016 D&I report in March. “We took a bold and authentic approach and addressed the realities of things like redlining, educational segregation and Jim Crow laws. It was an honest account that was unique to eBay and represented many inputs from across the company. We shared the movement we are sparking to ‘humanize’ D&I.” Raised by his American mother and Guyanese father, Hooper-Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Morehouse College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When not “driving impact” at eBay, he does the same as a volunteer. He serves on the fundraising committee for Morehouse’s Class of 2002 Reunion; reads at local elementary schools; and was on the board for New Jersey Needs You, a nonprofit catering to first-generation, low-income college students. “Giving back is not a choice; I love to do it and it’s an unspoken expectation from those who sacrificed in order for me to be here today,” he says.