Skip to Content
  • Age
    36
  • Title
    SVP, Global Head of Product and Engineering
  • Company
    PayPal

Ready, who grew up in rural Kentucky and did not know how to use a computer until he got to college, landed at the $46 billion payments giant in 2013 when it acquired the company he ran, Braintree, for $800 million. He’s since been credited for ­turning millennial favorite Venmo into the next billion-dollar payments app. With mobile payments expected to soar, Ready’s task is to help [f500link]PayPal[/f500link] take on [f500link]Apple[/f500link], [f500link]Google[/f500link], and Samsung in the mobile wallet wars. Secret to his success: “I’ve always been willing to jump in the deep end of the pool before knowing how to swim.”