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Verizon Media names new CTO

Technology outfit Verizon Media has named Rathi Murthy as the company’s chief technology officer.

Rathi Murthy

Based in Sunnyvale, California, Murth will oversee Verizon Media’s global technology strategy, leading the company’s innovations in 5G, advertising and content, commerce and subscriptions.

She joins Verizon Media from Gap Inc. where she was CTO, leading all technology and operations, including 2,500 employees, across the company’s portfolio of brands. Prior to that, she held senior leadership roles at American Express, overseeing technology development for prepaid and alternative payments as the company expanded globally. Murthy has also served as a senior engineering lead at eBay and Yahoo.

“Rathi is a stellar technology leader who, for over 20 years, has driven growth for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Gap, American Express and eBay. As our business continues to evolve in new ways, we are excited to add her wealth of experience and believe it will be invaluable for us in support of our mission of connecting people to their passions” said Guru Gowrappan, CEO, Verizon Media.

“Verizon Media is in an exciting new phase of growth and is leading in 5G technology. I look forward to amplifying that success with an innovative technology roadmap. I will work together with our world-class product teams and customers to advance our technology and deliver maximum value to our growing business partners,“ said Murthy.