William Ready

EVP & COO at PayPal

Bill is a leading industry expert in the payments and financial technology segment. He is currently the EVP & COO at PayPal. Bill came to PayPal with the acquisition of Braintree, where, as CEO, he and his team built one of the most influential companies in the payments industry. Prior to Braintree, Bill served as President of iPay Technologies and worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company.

As PayPal’s EVP & COO, Bill is responsible for PayPal’s checkout experiences, Braintree, Venmo and building out an end-to-end platform designed for the future of commerce, across in-store, online and mobile channels. With an emphasis on mobile-first experiences, elegant tools for developers, and incredible customer support, Bill and his team have developed industry-leading payment solutions that power many of the world’s most disruptive businesses, including Uber, Airbnb, Houzz and HotelTonight.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and finance from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Harvard Business School.