David Marcus (born April 12, 1973) is a French, Swiss, and American entrepreneur and executive. He is the former president of PayPal [2] and is the Vice President of Blockchain Products at Facebook. [10]


David Marcus graduated from University of Geneva in the Class of 1994 with a degree in Economics . [14]


Marcus started his career at 23 when he founded his first venture, GTN Telecom, and served as the Chairman and CEO until GTN was acquired by World Access in 2000. [4]

Soon after, he founded Echovox, a mobile media monetization company, which paved the way for Zong mobile payments company in 2008. [4]

Zong was acquired by eBay's PayPal in 2011 for $240 million, and Marcus joined PayPal as Vice President and General Manager of Mobile division of PayPal. [4]

Under his leadership, PayPal launched its offline mobile card reader solution, PayPal Here . In April 2012 he was picked to take over the leadership of the company as the President, when then President Scott Thompson left PayPal to join Yahoo . [4]

Marcus is on the Board of directors of Coinbase . [12]

In 2014, Marcus left PayPal to lead Facebook's mobile messaging initiatives. [7]

David helped bring Messenger from under 300 million users to over 1 billion users worldwide. [13]

On May 8th of 2018, Facebook announced David Marcus as the head of their Blockchain branch, leaving Facebook Messenger . [9] [10]

His specialty is ECommerce , Mobile payments and communication.

Personal Life

David Marcus enjoys the music of Kurt Cobain . He is fluent in French . [14]

David follows many influencers like Deepak Chopra , Richard Branson and Bill Gates and other notable entrepreneurs. [14]