As the lead for Technology Strategy at Capital One, Pamela Rice is responsible for multiple teams that work across the Tech organization to influence and contribute to the Capital One technology mission. She drives the creation of the short- and long-term Technology Strategy Plan, while also identifying emerging trends and evaluating how they can be applied at Capital One. Pamela also leads the engineering team within Capital One Labs, where new products, technologies, and skillsets are incubated, as well as the transformation team driving our CI/CD journey and engineering excellence tools.
As Executive Sponsor of Capital One’s Bay Area LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group, Pamela is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion at Capital One. She is passionate about helping all associates thrive and creating an environment where they feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.
Prior to joining Capital One in January 2017, Pamela led technology, including engineering, platform operations, cybersecurity, and corporate IT for OnDeck, a non-bank small business lender. Her efforts focused on building disruptive credit technology solutions to give small businesses access to capital.
Earlier in her career, Pamela oversaw Credit Underwriting and Global Credit Technology for PayPal, Inc., which included growing and scaling consumer credit systems and expansion into the European Union. Pamela joined PayPal through the acquisition of Bill Me Later, Inc. where she built many of the company’s original consumer credit, lending, and payments systems.
Pamela co-founded eBay Women in Technology (eWIT) in Maryland, OnDeck Women in Tech, and is a contributing member of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She holds a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, an M.S. in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University.
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