PayPal has ankled Sri Shivananda as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective April 1st.
Shivananda’s appointment follows the decision by current CTO, James Barrese, to step down to take time off. James will remain with PayPal for a period of time to support a smooth transition period.
With James’ departure, PayPal will realign responsibilities within the company. As CTO, Sri will oversee the company’s platform and infrastructure with a focus on availability, scalability, performance and information security. The company’s Payments and Identity teams will move under the Product and Engineering organization, enabling a stronger end-to-end view of PayPal’s customer experience as the company launches new capabilities.
During his nearly 15-year tenure at the company, Shivananda led eBay’s Global Platform and Infrastructure (GPI) team that powered both the eBay Inc. and PayPal businesses. After successfully guiding his team through separation, Sri joined PayPal as VP of GPI reporting to Barrese. In this role, Sri was responsible for all core technologies covering PayPal’s data centers, internal private cloud, online and offline data infrastructure, internal developer frameworks and tools, and various platform services.
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