Prashanthi Ravanavarapu

Director of Product Architecture - Financial Participation and Health, PayPal
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Prashanthi Ravanavarapu is PayPal’s Product Architect focused on improving the financial health of customers. She leads customer driven innovation for teams that focus on solving the needs of the financially underserved and works to democratize financial services. She believes in the intersection of impact and business results and is enabling that at PayPal by bringing together human centered design, lean product management and behavioral economics to product innovation.

Prashanthi has had various roles in Data, Architecture, Strategy and Product Management. In her previous role, she lead Consumer Cause Product at PayPal and was responsible for connecting the then 220+ mil customers to the causes they care about and was instrumental in a hockey stick growth in consumer donations. In addition to leading cross-functional teams focused on product innovation, she is a change agent and an intrapreneur. She has founded several programs to create opportunities for more people to enable impact through their skills.

Prashanthi comes from a strong technical, product and business background; using data to solve complex problems at scale, innovating for the future, bringing product excellence and deploying technology to advance impact across the globe.