Seasoned technology and business executive Rodney Adkins ’81 has been appointed to PayPal’s board of directors, serving on the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Adkins—a member of our Board of Trustees, president of 3RAM Group LLC, and former senior vice president of corporate strategy at IBM—has extensive experience leading transformative product introductions and developing groundbreaking business solutions.
During his 30-year tenure at IBM, Mr. Adkins led global teams, managed multi-billion-dollar business segments, and delivered a vast portfolio of business products, including contributing significant advancements to the personal-computer industry, launching nascent mobile technology, and delivering market leadership for UNIX, Mainframes and Supercomputer systems.
“On behalf of PayPal’s directors and global team, I am excited to welcome Rod to our Board,” says Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal. “As an exceptionally experienced and respected business leader, his track record of driving innovation at a leading global technology company makes him a valuable addition to the Board as we continue to deliver on PayPal’s growth strategy and intensify our focus on attracting and engaging customers on our global payments platform.”
Adkins also serves on the board of directors for United Parcel Service (UPS), Grainger, Avnet, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harlem School of the Arts.