Sean Mullaney joins Algolia from Stripe, where he most recently acted as the chief information officer in Europe and led a global engineering organization overseeing the development and operations of 40+ local payment methods across Europe, Asia and the Americas that processed hundreds of billions of dollars. Prior to his time at Stripe, Mullaney oversaw the development of AI powered discovery experiences, including search, recommendations, personalization and browse as the VP of Engineering at Zalando, the largest eCommerce fashion retailer in Europe with nearly 50M active customers. Mullaney also spent more than seven years at Google heading various innovation teams, including three years at the Google research labs in Silicon Valley. In addition to serving as CTO of Algolia, Mullaney serves as a Board Member for Manna Drone Delivery, a Venture Advisory Board Member for Elkstone Ventures, is a member of the Market Advisory Group at the European Central Bank advising on the design of the Digital Euro and an active startup advisor and a Sequoia Scout angel investor. Mullaney earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge.