Patrick Gauthier is the Vice President of External Payment Services at Amazon. He is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for 3rd party merchants globally including Login and Pay with Amazon and the associated value added services.
Patrick is a 20 year veteran of the payments and ecommerce industry. Most recently he was General Manager, Emerging Retail Solutions at PayPal where he managed PayPal’s prepaid, gift and demand generation businesses. Patrick has also held executive positions in innovation, product, sales and corporate development at Visa, Schlumberger, and Silicon Valley mobile and e-commerce startups.
Patrick has also held positions on the board of directors of, mFormation (mobile device management); Arcot (authentication); mTLD (Domain name); Upek (Biometrics); Humetrix.net. (eHealth), Tyfone (NFC), Sequent Software (Mobile Security) and SecureKey (Identity management). He is also Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France.
Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Sud Paris in France.