Bill Ready came to PayPal with the acquisition of Braintree in late 2013. As CEO of Braintree, he and his team built one of the most innovative and influential startups in the payments industry. With its emphasis on mobile-first experiences, elegant tools for developers, and incredible customer support, Braintree developed industry-leading payment solutions that power many of the world’s most disruptive new businesses, including Uber, Airbnb, OpenTable, and Rovio/Angry Birds.
At PayPal, Bill continues to lead Braintree, which operates as a separate service within PayPal, and sits on the company’s executive staff. His focus is on scaling the Braintree platform and guiding efforts to push the boundaries of payment innovation for consumers, merchants and developers around the world.
Before joining Braintree in 2011, Bill was executive in residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm. A veteran of the payments industry, Bill served as president of iPay Technologies beginning in 2008, guiding the company through a period of rapid revenue and earnings growth, and its sale to Jack Henry & Associates for $300 million in 2010. He also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he advised leading financial technology companies, and was an early engineer at two other successful start-ups: emphesys (merged with Humana in 2001) and Netzee (IPO November 1999). Bill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was an honors recipient and a bachelor's degree in information systems and finance from the University of Louisville.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Product & Engineering
Board of Directors
Jan 1, 2016 - Current (10 months)
Aug 1, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
Aug 1, 2011 - Current (about 5 years)
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Board of Directors
Jan 1, 2016
|Sep 22, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Fortune's 40 Under 40 list of the most influential people in business has only 3 people from finance this year|
|Sep 16, 2016||Internet Retailer - PayPal and China’s UnionPay pair up to boost cross-border e-commerce|
|Sep 15, 2016||Venture Beat - PayPal’s One Touch platform used by 36 million consumers and 5 million merchants|
|Jul 22, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - PayPal seeks to extend reach with Visa tie-up|
|Apr 18, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - FINTECH BRIEFING: Fintechs beat banks in referrals — Funding Circle explores securitisation — Money transfer app raises £10m|
|Apr 18, 2016||Business Insider Australia - FINTECH BRIEFING: Fintechs beat banks in referrals -- Funding Circle explores securitisation -- Money transfer app raises £10m|
|Apr 13, 2016||PE HUB - Lester, Ready and Subramanian named Senior Advisers at Silversmith Capital Partners|
|Apr 5, 2016||Pymnts - PayPal Mobile Money: 10 Years And $175B In Payments In|