Square Nabs Amazon Exec Alyssa Henry To Lead Engineering

Square has announced a new engineering lead for the company–Amazon engineer Alyssa Henry. Henry will head up engineering operations for Square’s infrastructure and payments platform. She was most recently the Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Services.

Prior to AWS, Henry was Amazon’s director of software development for ordering, with responsibility for Amazon’s ordering workflow software and databases. Before Amazon, she spent 12 years at Microsoft working on databases, data access technologies, and internal customer relationship management software in a variety of engineering, program management, and product unit management roles.

The company’s other hires over the past two years include Françoise Brougher as Business Lead (from Google) and Product Lead Gokul Rajaram (Facebook), as well as Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar (Salesforce), Hardware Lead Jesse Dorogusker (Apple), Brand Lead Ricardo Reyes (Tesla), and General Counsel Dana Wagner (Google).

The company also just secured a line of credit around $200 million, after putting IPO plans on hold.

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