William C. Cobb
Chairman of the Board
Global Brands, Marketing, Online Business
William C. “Bill” Cobb was appointed to the Frontdoor board of directors in October 2018, and is chairman of the board, as well as chair of the compensation committee. Cobb served on the board of directors of ServiceMaster from April 2018 until the Spin-off. He is an experienced executive with a wealth of knowledge in technology and online-focused businesses.
Cobb served as president and chief executive officer of H&R Block, Inc., a provider of income tax return preparation and related services and products from May 2011 through July 2017. From November 2000 to March 2008, he served in various leadership roles at eBay, Inc., a global commerce and payments provider, including four years as president of eBay Marketplaces North America and other senior management positions, including senior vice president and general manager of eBay International and senior vice president of global marketing. Prior to joining eBay, Inc., Cobb held marketing and executive positions at Pepsico (and Tricon Global Restaurants when it was spun off in 1997) from 1987 to 2000. These positions included senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Tricon International, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Pizza Hut, and vice president, colas at Pepsi Cola.
Cobb also currently serves on the board of directors of Deluxe Corporation, a technology-enabled solution company supporting financial institutions and small businesses.
He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.