Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, The Atlantic
William C. Cobb, President and Chief Executive Officer, H&R Block
Emily Akhtarzandi is Managing Director at AtlanticLIVE.
William C. Cobb
Mr. Cobb was named President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc. in May 2011. He has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors since August 2010. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Cobb was President of eBay Marketplaces, the company’s flagship division. Under his leadership, the eBay division traded $25 billion in goods and services, and reached a record $2.6 billion in revenue. In addition to eBay’s U.S. performance, Mr. Cobb was responsible for affiliated businesses such as StubHub, Shopping.com and Rent.com. Mr. Cobb led eBay’s International division from 2002 to 2004, growing revenue from $300 million to more than $1 billion in two years. He started with eBay in 2000 as the head of eBay’s Global Marketing, where he developed the company’s first brand campaign and the largest internet marketing function on the web.