James Barrese

Strategic Advisor & Investor, Altos Group

James Barrese is chief technology officer at PayPal. In this role, he is responsible for providing a world-class payments platform and technology infrastructure that powers PayPal's innovative payment products and services for its merchant partners and millions of account holders worldwide.

James has deep experience in building innovative new products, large-scale systems, and strategic platforms. Having served in a multitude of technology leadership roles at eBay and PayPal, James' most recent position was as vice president, PayPal Global Product Development.

Working at eBay since 2001, James led the strategic re-architecture and scaling of eBay, along the way building world-class teams developing the open platforms, infrastructure, software, analytics systems, and site operations that power the world's largest marketplace.

Before joining PayPal and the eBay family of companies, James was vice president of Engineering at e-philanthropy company Charitableway. Prior to that, he held positions with Anderson Consulting and Stanford University. He also served in the U.S. Army.

James graduated from Stanford with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Cloud is a business strategy and a technology strategy: PayPal CTO
Posted on 19 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm

India centres are a key part of global operations, says PayPal’s Barrese
Posted on 21 Jan 2018 at 4:00pm

PayPal's job recruiting secret: Hackathons
Posted on 6 Nov 2018 at 4:00pm

PayPal CTO James Barrese resigns, replacement named
Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 3:57pm

PayPal’s James Barrese is the Public Company winner in the 2015 Bay Area CIO ...
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 4:05am

PayPal CTO James Barrese to Resign, His Job to be Split
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 at 6:42am

PayPal CTO Barrese resigning; successor named
Posted on 8 Feb 2016 at 3:26pm

PayPal Hires Three Tech VPs From Box, Microsoft and DreamWorks
Posted on 15 Jan 2013 at 9:48am

The Threats That Help PayPal
Posted on 15 Mar 2014 at 5:23am

PayPal buys Israel cyber security firm for £40 million
Posted on 10 Mar 2015 at 9:09am

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