David Marcus



David Marcus is the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook, responsible for Messenger, which is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world daily. 

David joined Facebook in 2014 from PayPal where he spent the previous two years as the company‚Äôs President and previously as Vice President of Mobile, leading its mobile products and business. 

A life long entrepreneur, David launched his first two companies in Europe, the first at the age of 23. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 where he founded the mobile payments company Zong, which was acquired by PayPal in 2011.  

Born in France, David grew up in Paris and Geneva, and he taught himself to write computer code at age 8. He attended the University of Geneva for a year before dropping out to start his first company.