Covalent Metrology Hires former eBay / PayPal executive Mark Harrison as Chief Operating Officer

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 13, 2018 — Covalent Metrology announced today that Mark Harrison has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Customer Experience & Marketing.  He will be responsible for service delivery, customer experience, marketing, sales operations, partner operations and the technology platform for next-gen services.

Mr. Harrison brings to Covalent more than 20 years experience advising, conceiving of and managing disruptive new enterprises.  Most recently at BCG Digital Ventures, he helped legacy companies reinvent themselves with innovative technology, business models & partnerships.  Previously, as Head of the eBay Mobile business, he helped grow eBay mobile sales from 10% to over 50% of all eBay volume. And at PayPal, as Head of Strategy & New Ventures he managed the innovation roadmap, strategic partnerships – and personally lead the launch of PayPal Mobile.

Craig Hunter, founder and CEO of Covalent Metrology said, “I’ve known Mark for more than two decades and seen the contributions he has made to building multiple world class disruptive businesses.  He has a rare combination of focus, energy, intellectual breadth and depth, and passion for excellence.  Having him on the team is an enormous win and I expect he will be instrumental in Covalent reaching its full potential in the years to come.”

Mr. Harrison remarked, “I’m very excited to join Craig and the Covalent team on their adventure in radical disruption.  New materials and devices are driving product roadmaps in large sectors of our economy.  Development cycles are notoriously slow in many sectors in large part because engineers don’t have the data and insights they need to fully understand their R&D results.  If we succeed, innovation across many key industries will be fundamentally faster and more capital efficient.”

Mr. Harrison graduated from Harvard Business School with Distinction, and received an M.A. in Economics from Washington University, St. Louis.

About Covalent Metrology

Covalent Metrology is a new venture dedicated to improving advanced materials R&D through innovation in the metrology services business model. Covalent works with clients to elevate their metrology capabilities, resulting in better data generated in less time and at lower cost. Covalent’s Analytical Services unit currently offers high quality services including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), XRD/XRR, Spectral Ellipsometry among others, at a lower cost and with shorter turnaround time than competing labs. Covalent’s Metrology Partners unit offers a suite of services based on client-specific development objectives aimed at improving in-house and external metrology quality, speed and cost. Headquarters are located in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Silicon Valley location:

Covalent Metrology Services, Inc.

921 Thompson Pl

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

For more information call (408) 498-4611 or visit the Company’s website at