Sri Shivananda plays a critical role in helping PayPal remain at the forefront of innovation as PayPal's SVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role, Sri oversees Technology Platforms & Experiences, leading a talented team responsible for the company's secure, reliable and scalable global infrastructure and strategic core platform, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver innovative products and services to consumers and merchants all over the world.
Prior to his appointment as SVP and CTO, Sri was Vice President of Global Platform 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 is a geek at heart and his passion for learning is evident – he's constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, encouraging creative ideas and solutions that solve complex problems with technology.