Rathi Murthy


Gap Inc. 




Rathi is a talented engineer and tremendous leader. She has extensive technology and engineering experience and has spent most of her career developing and building platforms and products for emerging technologies. On top of that, she has an exceptional and proven ability to drive change and lead very dynamic technology teams.

Rathi joins us from American Express, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Growth. There, she managed end-to-end platform technology, infrastructure and operations, including delivery and implementation of critical platforms, products and retail distribution partnerships.

Prior to AmEx, Rathi spent more than 20 years in increasingly senior technology leadership roles at some of the best technology companies. She was Senior Director of Engineering at eBay, where she managed a team of more than 250 software engineers to significantly improve site quality and speed to market. During her tenure as an engineering leader at Yahoo!, she led a team to dramatically reduce release cycle time and increase efficiency of quality assurance, build and release management. She also spent time at Sun Microsystems and WebMD.

In 2014, Rathi was named a Top Woman in Cloud Innovation and in 2015, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Payments. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Outside of work, Rathi is committed to creating a stress-free society and spends her weekends teaching the “Art of Living” in pursuit of this goal. She and her husband have two grown children and love to travel the world together.
Rathi’s accomplishments and capabilities are many, as her career journey shows. But above all else, she has the core things I look for in a leader: passion and energy.