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JF Van Kerckhove


San Francisco

E-commerce, marketplace and digital native specialist with a strong aptitude for weathering and winning in the trust-based competitive domain.

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  • 30 years of industry and consulting experience
  • Prior partner and managing director for another premier global firm
  • Former senior executive for eBay and Spirent Communications

JF Van Kerckhove is a member of our Technology and Media & Entertainment practices.

A veteran strategic expert with nearly three decades of industry and consulting experience, JF is passionate about helping clients thrive in the modern era of trust-based competition. He specializes in e-commerce, online and offline marketplaces, and spurring growth for digital native brands.

His recent case portfolio includes helping a leading enterprise SaaS provider adopt a more customer-centric operating mindset, as well as assisting a leading emerging market telecom operator become a leading global tech platform while expanding in adjacent verticals.  

Prior to joining us, JF was a partner and managing director for another top consulting firm, where he was the global head of its consumer Internet sector. He formerly headed multiple functions at eBay, including corporate strategy, global business operations and new business incubation, global M&A and business development, geo expansion and cross-border trade. While there, he also served as a member of the company’s North America executive staff and as chief of staff to the eBay president.

He has also worked as the SVP of strategy and corporate development for Spirent Communications.

JF holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSEE from K.U. Leuven.

In his personal time, he is on the INSEAD West Coast Alumni Board and serves as a panel member for Endeavor Internal Selection.

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