Peggy Alford Biography
As of March 3, 2020, Peggy Alford is Executive Vice President, Global Sales at PayPal. She rejoined PayPal as their Senior Vice President of Core Markets on March 1, 2019, leading commercial teams in the largest and most established markets, including North America, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia. Ms. Alford was elected to the board of Facebook, Inc, in May 2019 and previously served on the board of directors of Social Finance Inc., from July 2018 to April 2019. From September 2017 to February 2019, Ms. Alford was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization that brings together world-class engineering, grant-making, impact investing, policy and advocacy work, with oversight of finance, real estate, facilities and general operations. Prior to joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ms. Alford held a variety of senior positions at PayPal from May 2011 to August 2017, including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Americas, Global Customer and Global Credit, where she was responsible for all finance and analytics for PayPal’s Global Merchant and Global Consumer Business Units, its Global Credit business, and its North America and Latin America regions. She also served as PayPal’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, People Operations and Global Head of Cross Border Trade.
From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Alford was President and General Manager of Rent.com (an eBay Inc. company), also serving as Chief Financial Officer from October 2005 to March 2009. From 2002 to 2005, she served as Marketplace Controller and Director of Accounting Policy, leading accounting policy at eBay Inc, where she was instrumental in creating eBay marketplace controller's group ensuring financial integrity of eBay transactions. Ms. Alford started her career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1993 as an auditor and business consultant in such industries as technology, consumer products, manufacturing, government and education. Ms. Alford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a certified public accountant.