As Checkout.com’s CTO, Ott leads the broadly skilled team of 600+ people responsible for the technology strategy that underpins the operation of the company’s global high-performance payments platform. This, in turn, directly supports Checkout's ability to serve its enterprise merchants around the world.
Prior to Checkout, Ott was the CTO at cloud powerhouse Twilio for seven years, where he led the company's engineering operations and technical architecture. Before that he was an early stage employee at Skype, where he launched SkypeOut and grew the business into a $1 billion product line. And prior to Skype, Ott was the GM of software development at Helmes.
Ott grew up in Estonia, earned his MBA from INSEAD, and cycles thousands of kilometers a year.