Bill Ready

Bill Ready, Chief Executive Officer

William Ready serves as our Chief Executive Officer and as a Director on our board since June 29, 2022. Previously he was the president of commerce, payments & next billion users at Google from January 2020 until June 2022. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Ready was PayPal’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from October 2016 through July 2019 and continued as executive vice president through December 2019 during the transition until he departed PayPal. Prior to that, he was PayPal's senior vice president, global head, product & engineering from July 2015 to September 2016 and he continued to lead Braintree operations while in various roles at PayPal  following PayPal’s acquisition of Braintree in December 2013. From October 2011 to December 2013, he was the chief executive officer of Braintree, a mobile and web payment systems company acquired by PayPal. Prior to Braintree, Mr. Ready was executive in residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm. Mr. Ready also served as president of iPay Technologies from 2008 to 2011. He also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he advised leading financial technology companies. Mr. Ready is currently a senior advisor and limited partner of Silversmith Capital Partners, and a director of Williams-Sonoma and ADP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Finance from University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.