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Intuit’s Chriss to Head PayPal

 Alex Chriss, who has led Intuit’s small business organization, has been named the next CEO of PayPal. Chriss succeeds longtime PayPal CEO Dan Schulman on September 27.

The departure of Chriss, after 19 years and two months, set in play some job movement at Intuit.

Intuit said chief technology officer Marianna Tessel  will succeed Chriss as the EVP who led the Small Business and Self-Employed Group when he leaves on September 5. Chriss has led that group, which includes Intuit’s QuickBooks operations, since January 2019.

Tessel, who joined Intuit in June 2017, has served as CTO since January 2019. Alex Balazs will follow her as the next CTO. Balazs, who has been with Intuit almost 24 years, has served in company’s chief architect position since May 2017

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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