PayPal hires IT veteran Archana Deskus as EVP and CIO
PayPal has hired Archana (Archie) Deskus as executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO).
The role will see Deskus lead PayPal’s global information technology operations, developing the firm’s infrastructure, site reliability, data platforms and information technology teams.
She will report to PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman, who says Deskus is a technology executive with “deep expertise” in delivering business value through successful information technology initiatives.
Schulman adds Deskus will “accelerate our work to optimise our internal technology processes and systems, ensuring we continue to have the most modern, secure, reliable and scalable technology foundation”.
Deskus will be joining the payments platform from tech titan Intel, where she has served as senior vice president and chief information officer since 2020. She has also held similar roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Timex and United Technologies.
Deskus holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management information systems from Boston University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also serves on the board of directors of East West Bank and Cognizant.