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Williams-Sonoma Elects Bill Ready to Board of Directors

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) has announced that Bill Ready has been elected to its board of directors.

“We are thrilled to have Bill join our Board,” said Adrian Bellamy, chairman. “His experience leading and scaling high-growth companies combined with his expertise in digital commerce will be of great value to our board.”

Laura Alber, president and CEO, joined Bellamy in welcoming Ready to the board. “We are delighted to announce the addition of Bill to our Board,” she said. “Bill’s strategic input will be instrumental in guiding our continued success.”

Ready has served as president of commerce at Google LLC since January 2020. From 2013 until December 2019, Ready served in various roles at PayPal Holdings, Inc., including most recently, chief operating officer of PayPal where he was responsible for the company’s consumer, merchant, Venmo and Braintree businesses as well as product, technology and engineering for the company.

Ready was CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payment provider and parent company of Venmo, from 2011 until its acquisition by PayPal in 2013. Ready was previously an executive in residence at Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. From 2008 to 2011, Ready was the president of iPay Technologies, Inc., a financial technology services provider. Since 2016, Ready has served on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a human resources management software and services provider.

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