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Mr. Bill Ready

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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: chicago, Illinois, United States

Employment History


  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
  • bachelor's degrees , business administration , information systems and finance
    University of Louisville
  • MBA
    Harvard University
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"This is PayPal making a move ..., 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
"This is PayPal making a move to embrace bitcoin," Bill Ready, Braintree's CEO,told the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Board of Directors | Digital Compliance - Vendor Management for Banks & Credit Unions, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
Bill Ready
Bill Ready
Bill Ready
Bill Ready
Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payment provider for many of the world's best, next-generation, e-commerce companies. Prior to joining Braintree, Bill was executive in residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm that has invested in a number of category defining companies, such as Facebook, Kayak, and Rovio (Angry Birds).
A veteran of the payments industry, Bill joined Accel from iPay Technologies, a division of Jack Henry and Associates, where he served as president, guiding the company through a period of rapid revenue and earnings growth and its eventual sale to Jack Henry for $300M. Prior to iPay, Bill worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company in Chicago, providing counsel to a number of leading enterprises in the United States and Asia/Pacific, with a specific emphasis in payments and financial technology.
Bill earned his MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and his bachelor's degree in business administration, information systems, and finance from the University of Louisville, where he was valedictorian.
Capital IQ Power Moves » Investment Management, 3 Aug 2011 [cached]
Bill Ready Joins Accel Management Co.
Accel Management Co. announced that Bill Ready has joined the company as an executive in residence.
Ready will work closely with existing portfolio companies within payments and financial products - a core area of emphasis for the firm - while simultaneously working to identify new investment opportunities for the firm where he can serve in a senior leadership role.
Ready brings a wealth of leadership and executive experience from operating and advising high growth technology companies in the financial technology space. He joins Accel from iPay Technologies where he served as president, guiding the company through a period of rapid revenue and earnings growth. Previously, he served as iPay's chief financial officer and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to a number of leading enterprises with a specific emphasis in payments and financial technology. -PR Newswire
Sector: Investment Management | Tags:Accel Management Co. | People: Bill Ready
Bill Ready, the CEO of ..., 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Bill Ready, the CEO of Braintree and Venmo, says Venmo is an easy first step to get consumers accustomed to mobile payments. Much easier, he says, than training people to swipe their phones at cash registers in stores. "It's a great way to get consumers comfortable with using their phone to pay," he says.
Toward the end of the summer of 2012, with desperation running high, the co-founders met with Ready, the CEO of Braintree. Prior to joining Braintree, Ready had invested in Venmo while working as a venture capitalist at Accel Partners. He knew the product and said the two companies would be complementary.
"People ask us about that all the time," says Ready. "We have a great avenue to monetization without having to do advertising, which is very different than a lot of other social apps."
The way Venmo will make its money, Ready explains, is not by charging consumers for transactions but by charging merchants. For years, Braintree has been focused on building a system designed to make it easier for new startups to accept and process mobile and Web payments from customers. The company has scooped up as paying clients many of the fast-growing, app-driven startups in the sharing economy, including Airbnb, Uber, and TaskRabbit. Braintree handles transactions in whatever way consumers choose to pay, whether it's credit cards, Bitcoin, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet (GOOG), or Venmo. "Our role is to give developers and merchants really easy access to all the payment tools that are going to be relevant and useful to them," Ready says.
"Wallets have existed on the Internet for almost 15 years," Ready says.
Ready says he's not losing sleep over that prospect.
John Lunn ; Bill Ready , ..., 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
John Lunn ; Bill Ready , CEO of Braintree; Alex Sirota , Co-Founder and CTO of Loop Commerce; Owen Thomas , editor in chief of ReadWrite; and Danny Zhang Co-Founder and CTO of Wish judged the competition before awarding team Tel Aviv with the $100,000 prize.
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