Sri Shivananda plays a critical role in shaping PayPal’s technology strategy in his role of Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Sri has driven the transformation of PayPal’s large-scale infrastructure, platforms and applications. As Sri has led PayPal through this transformation, he’s ensured the PayPal platform can grow and integrate with emerging technologies, preparing PayPal for a future of financial services that will increasingly rely on algorithms and anticipating customer needs.
In his role, Sri also oversees Technology Platforms & Experiences, leading a talented team responsible for the company’s secure, reliable, scalable and evolving global infrastructure and strategic core platform, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver world-class services for PayPal’s consumers and merchants.
Prior to his appointment as EVP and CTO, Sri was CTO and Senior Vice President of Global Platforms and Infrastructure, directing his team of technologists to drive massive growth at scale across a completely disruptive payments platform. 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.
Before PayPal, Sri was with eBay for more than 15 years, working his way up from a software engineer to Vice President of Global Platform and Infrastructure. As VP, he was responsible for the company’s technology infrastructure that powered the eBay Inc. businesses, including eBay’s hundreds of millions of listings and PayPal’s millions of payments every day. Sri found his way to eBay via the acquisition of Deja.com.
Sri’s passion for technology is echoed by the emphasis he places on supporting his talent. A geek at heart, he is widely recognized as a hands-on executive with a passion for innovation. He is a leader in building high performing teams, mission-driven in his approach of nurturing high potential talent and a champion for women in technology. In addition, Sri serves on the board of F5 networks.