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Deborah Liu is currently the vice president of Facebook Marketplace. She has spent over 11 years working for the global social network, beginning her career there in 2009 in a product marketing role for games and Facebook Credits.
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Who is Deborah Liu?

Deborah Liu is currently the vice president of Facebook Marketplace. 

She has spent over 11 years working for the global social network, beginning her career there in 2009 in a product marketing role for games and Facebook Credits. 

During her impressive tenure at Facebook, Deborah has worked on many innovative product features — from virtual currencies to smart monetization methods. This focus on innovation culminated in 2016 when Deborah founded Facebook Marketplace, a feature that is used by millions of people to this day to buy and sell goods. 

Prior to her success with Facebook, Deborah spent 6 years at both eBay and PayPal, beginning as an intern and ending as the director of corporate strategy. This is yet another example of Deborah’s dedication to innovation in product design and development. 

What is Deborah Liu known for?

There’s no doubt that Deborah Liu is best known as the creator of Facebook Marketplace. 

But the huge success of Marketplace was no accident. 

Take a closer look at the projects Deborah worked on prior to Marketplace, and its success almost seems inevitable. Projects like Facebook Credits, which were a form of physical currency used to play games on the platform, were stepping-stones to the eventual launch of Marketplace. 

From day one at Facebook, Deborah’s focus has always been on the commerce side of the platform. Over the years, she was able to effect changes that nobody could have predicted. Selling your car using Facebook? There was a time when such a thing seemed absurd at best and downright dangerous at worst. But Deborah made it happen. 

With all this in mind, it’ll come as no surprise that Deborah was one of several women who created "Women In Product" in 2016 (a busy year, indeed). This non-profit seeks to support and promote women working in tech and product development positions. 

Where can you learn more about Deborah Liu?

As passionate and successful a product executive as Deborah is, she puts just as much effort into other areas of her life. 

You can stay up-to-date on Deborah’s life with her dedicated webcomic Mommyschool. That’s right — among building world-class digital projects and selling companies, she still has time to express her creativity in another surprising way. 

In addition to her non-profit and her webcomic, Deb also shares insights into her life on her Instagram and LinkedIn. If you’re looking for inspiration, there are few better people to follow. 

General FAQ

Who is Deborah Liu?
With a long career in social commerce and monetization, Deborah Liu is best known for the creation of Facebook Marketplace in 2016, where she is now vice president.
What is Facebook Marketplace?
Facebook Marketplace is a feature of the social network Facebook which allows users to buy and sell physical goods both locally and nationwide. It was founded by Deborah Liu in 2016.
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