- Google has hired PayPal COO Bill Ready as its commerce chief
Earlier this year, PayPal announced that COO Bill Ready will be leaving the company at the end of the year. And now we know that Ready is going to be heading to Google as the search giant’s commerce chief and will report directly to Google SVP of Ads and Commerce Prabhakar Raghavan.
Ready will not be directly involved in Google’s payments platform Google Pay. Ready will actually be focused on the vision of Google’s commerce products. And Ready will also work closely with advertising and payment operations.
Ready is succeeding Sridhar Ramaswamy. Ramaswamy is now a venture partner at Greylock Partners.
“Bill’s exceptional track record building great experiences for consumers and deeply strategic partnerships makes him a powerful addition to our team. I couldn’t be more excited for the future of commerce at Google,” said Raghavan in a statement via TechCrunch.
Ready joined PayPal in 2013 after the payments company acquired Braintree for $800 million. And Ready was the CEO of Braintree and Venmo for several years while also holding various executive positions at PayPal.
“I’ve long admired how Google has enabled access to the digital economy for everyone. Google has been making world-class commerce capabilities universally accessible to partners of all sizes, and I look forward to furthering that mission,” added Ready.
While working at PayPal, Ready oversaw the launches of products like PayPal One Touch, Pay with Venmo, the PayPal mobile app redesign, and PayPal Commerce. And Ready also set up partnerships with companies like Visa, Mastercard, Apple, Samsung, and Google.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Bill to Google as we continue our work to create more helpful commerce experiences and build a thriving ecosystem for partners of all sizes,” commented Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet.
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