Following the release of PayPal’s Here – the company’s competitor and payment company, Square has hired Alyssa Cutright, Paypal’s former VP of products for North America to head up its international expansion. Cutright started off as one of the company’s core team member that headed up localization efforts for PayPal. Cutright will join Square next week; will work in the position of VP of International.
In a statement to AllThingsD, a PayPal spokesperson confirmed Cutright’s departure and said the timing had nothing to do with PayPal’s recent launch of PayPal Here. “Although Alyssa held a product role with PayPal, she was not involved in the creation or launch of PayPal Here. PayPal Here was created by a central global product team led by David Marcus and Hill Ferguson.”