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Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan

COO, Zappos

Expertise

After recently serving as CTO to One Kings Lane in San Francisco, Arun Rajan recently returned to Zappos as the COO. He originally joined Zappos.com as CTO where he spent more than four years leading all aspects of technology for the company. During his time at Zappos, Rajan has led the creation and execution of a technology strategy and roadmap that enabled rapid business growth and scalability. Key programs included the evolution from a shoe centric platform to a category agnostic platform, migration to a scalable Warehouse Management System, building an advanced Enterprise Data Warehouse that provided unprecedented end-to-end insight into the business and transformation to lean development principles. Prior to joining Zappos, Rajan was the Co-Founder and CTO of Intent Media, CTO of Travelocity Europe/lastminute.com and co-founder and CTO of ITRadar.com. Rajan spent the early years of his career as a software engineer developing real time airport operations management systems as well as some of the earliest internet based applications for various Fortune 500 companies.