Welcome to the Retail Rundown, your go-to weekly podcast where RETHINK Retail teams up with industry experts to discuss the news, trends, and big ideas that are redefining commerce.
In this episode, we spoke with Bill Ready, president of commerce and payments at Google, about the features Google has put in place to make it easier for merchants to get discovered. Bill also dives into the key consumer trends impacting e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail as well the steps Google is taking to improving the consumer shopping journey.
Before joining Google, Bill was the Chief Operating Officer at PayPal, responsible for product, technology, engineering, end-to-end customer experiences and chaired PayPal’s Operating Group which was responsible for delivering on revenue and profit goals for the company globally.
Previously, Bill was CEO of Braintree and Venmo, building both from early stage startups into industry leaders which were ultimately acquired by PayPal. He also served as executive in residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm, as president of iPay Technologies where he guided the company through a period of rapid growth and subsequent sale to Jack Henry & Associates, and worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company.
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Hosted by Paul Lewis
Written and produced by Gabriella Bock
Edited by Trenton Waller