Here are the latest executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on at PayPal, Twilio, and Okta

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  • Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and media.

Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week.

This week, PayPal announced the planned departure of Bill Ready who has served as the company's Chief Operating Officer for six years. Read more about this and other notable executive changes:

PayPal's Chief Operating Officer is leaving the company

PayPal's Chief Operating Officer Bill Ready is leaving the company at the end of the year to pursue "entrepreneurial" interests. Ready joined PayPal six years ago as CEO of Braintree and Venmo, which PayPal acquired for $800 million. As PayPal's Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for product, technology and engineering at PayPal, as well as the end-to-end customer experiences for PayPal's consumer, merchant, Braintree, Venmo, Paydiant and Xoom businesses.

Former CEO of General Electric joins Twilio's board of directors

Twilio announced that Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of General Electric and current venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, has joined the company's board of directors. During Immelt's 16-year tenure as CEO at GE, he led the company through several innovative changes, including leading GE's digital transformation and reshaping the company's global strategy and footprint to leverage innovative technologies.

Okta adds former PepsiCo executive to its board of directors

Okta has announced that Robert L. Dixon, Jr., former Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of PepsiCo, will join the company's board of directors. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. Dixon's experience as CIO of PepsiCo gives him first-hand experience of the challenges that big companies have with investing in digital transformation initiatives.

Axiom hires Sidra Berman as Chief Marketing Officer

Axiom has announced the appointment of Sidra Berman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President. In her role as CMO, Berman will drive the overall marketing strategy and be responsible for all Axiom marketing activities including go-to-market strategy, brand building, lead generation, and talent attraction campaigns.

GlobalLogic hires Silicon Valley veteran as Chief People Officer

GlobalLogic announced that Amy Hanlon-Rodemich has joined the company as Chief People Officer. Hanlon-Rodemich has help pivotal HR positions at some of the most well-known Silicon Valley brands. Prior to GlobalLogic, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Synopsys and before that she was responsible for key HR functions at Yahoo! including technical and leadership training, organizational development, and all global employee services.

Christian Wylonis is the co-founder and CEO of The Org, where you can meet the people behind the world's most innovative companies, explore organizational charts, stay updated on team changes, and join your own company.

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