Gokul Rajaram Joins Square as Product Engineering Lead
SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2013 – Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, has hired Gokul Rajaram. As Square’s Product Engineering Lead, Rajaram will lead software development for Square Register, a full point-of-sale system for businesses, and other products. He was most recently the Product Director of Ads at Facebook, where he drove product development and execution for Facebook’s advertising products.
“I’ve been fortunate to work for two mission-driven, world-changing companies, and Square’s vision and passion for helping businesses grow is inspiring,” said Rajaram. “I’m thrilled to join the team and help build amazing products that drive economic growth and empower local businesses around the world.”
Prior to joining Facebook, Rajaram co-founded Chai Labs where he acted as CEO before the company was acquired by Facebook in August 2010. Earlier in his career, Rajaram was Product Management Director for Google AdSense, where he developed software products for millions of small businesses all around the world. Rajaram earned a Masters in Business Administration from MIT Sloan in 2001, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Square has an impressive depth of talent across the company, with a leadership team that now includes senior executives from Apple, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Tesla. In the past few months Square has made several key hires, including Rajaram; Francoise Brougher as Square’s Business Lead; US Trade Representative Demetrios J. Marantis as head of international government, regulatory and policy work; and Paco Vinoly as Design Director.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the U.S., is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information is available at squareup.com.