Patrick Gauthier

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5:37 PM EDT January 21st, 2011

Head of Product Strategy & Business Operations, Retail Services

Patrick Gauthier is the Head of Market Intelligence at PayPal, the leading online payment solution provider. In this capacity he can leverage 20 years of experience in product innovation across several industry (semiconductors, payments and digital media) and multiple geographies to deliver strategic insights to PayPal’s executive management.

Prior to joining PayPal Patrick advised a number of m-commerce and e-commerce startups, and held the position of SVP Product Marketing and Strategy / Chief Privacy Officer for ZillionTV, an early stage start-up building an ad-supported on demand entertainment service for the connected televisions.

Patrick is also an alum of Visa Inc, where for ten years he successively managed Emerging Products, Innovation and the Corporate Ventures and Strategic Alliance group. During that time he introduced in the US market a number of breakthrough products in payments (e.g. contactless) and loyalty (Target Smart Rewards), and redefined Visa’s global direction in mobile and e-commerce.

Patrick has held positions on the board of directors of, mFormation, a leader in over-the-air device management systems; Arcot a top provider of authentication solutions; mTLD the exclusive licensor for the .mobi domain; Upek, a pioneer in fingerprint sensors;, an early stage start-up building internet navigation products. He also held the position of Treasurer and Chairman of the board of trustee of the International School of the Peninsula, a language immersion school in Palo Alto, California.

Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Institut Supérieur des Télécommunications in France.

Patrick is reachable on LinkedIn and Twitter (PRGauthier)


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