Thrasio appoints Amazon, Glossier veteran, Pawan Uppuluri, as Chief Technology Officer
Thrasio Holdings, a market-leading next-generation global consumer goods company, today announced the appointment of Pawan Uppuluri as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The Amazon veteran comes with 25 years of transformational technology leadership across retail, online marketplace, supply chain, cloud computing, and machine learning.
Named one of the 50 Forbes Innovative Technology Leaders and a Female CTO to Watch, Uppuluri was most recently the Chief Technology Officer at billion dollar omnichannel beauty brand Glossier where she built direct-to-consumer digital experiences for ecommerce and physical retail stores. Prior to Glossier, Uppuluri spent 14 years in leadership roles building key products and infrastructure across Amazon, including Product & Technology for Alexa and the technology platform for the Amazon Seller business. She was also part of the founding team to build a three-sided marketplace for food delivery. Uppuluri started her career as a software engineer building supply chain planning systems at i2 (now Blue Yonder).
Thrasio CEO Greg Greeley emphasized technology’s role in enabling the company’s strategy and customer-first approach: “Tech innovation and insights from the data we’ve amassed underscore every decision we make at Thrasio – how we price our goods one day to the next, the optimal systems to manage inventory, which brands should expand beyond Amazon, and so forth.” He continued, “Pawan has addressed a unique blend of technology challenges centered on creating the best possible customer experience and, under her leadership, Thrasio’s technology infrastructure will set the standard for our category.”
“Thrasio has been a pioneer in creating incredible value for high-growth marketplace sellers and entrepreneurs and is now at a pivotal moment for digital transformation,” said Uppuluri. “I am thrilled to scale the entire operational footprint across marketing, product development, and supply chain with continued investments in data science and machine learning. We will continue to delight customers every day by making great products accessible wherever they shop. It’s a fun time to join Thrasio because it is still early days as we drive new innovations within this exciting category.”
I have 15 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a speaker, consultant and former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.