3 ways to increase global access to financial services
Current challenges, including geopolitical instability and rising prices, renew questions about how access to affordable, convenient, and secure financial services can help more people ac...
As Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Peggy Alford leads all of PayPal’s Commercial and Customer Success teams worldwide. In this role, Peggy brings extensive experience leading high performing teams across product development, finance, and business strategy.
Peggy has thrived throughout her career by building and leading experienced and diverse teams. She fosters a culture of collaboration that allows teams to develop scalable and effective solutions. Peggy has held numerous senior leadership roles at PayPal, including Senior Vice President of Core Markets, Senior Vice President of People Operations, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific Region and Global Cross Border Trade, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Americas Region. In March 2019, Peggy returned to PayPal after two years as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization.
Prior to joining PayPal in 2011, Peggy worked at Rent.com, a national internet real estate listing service and former subsidiary of eBay Inc., where she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including President, General Manager, and Chief Financial Officer.
She serves on the Board of Directors of Meta, formerly Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), and Macerich (NYSE:MAC). At PayPal, Peggy serves as the executive sponsor for Amplify, PayPal’s community of members and allies working together to empower the Black community across the globe.
Driven by her passion to help others succeed, Peggy serves as an advocate for children, women, and minorities. Peggy is a Champion for JOURNEY, a nonprofit that accelerates the trajectory of women in leadership by connecting emerging talent with women leaders. She was also named to Diversity Woman Magazine’s 2022 Elite 100 list for her experience leading high-performing and diverse teams. Additionally, she serves on the selection committee for the Maggie Lena Walker Award, recognizing women from underrepresented groups who have created opportunities for economic advancement in underserved communities.
Peggy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant.