Shutterfly names Moudy Elbayadi, an exec with AI experience, as Chief Technology Officer

Moudy Elbayadi, Shutterfly, Chief Technology Officer

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Moudy Elbayadi as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective today. Shutterfly’s previous CTO, Satish Menon, stepped down in August.

“I’m delighted to welcome Moudy to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and CEO, Shutterfly, Inc. “Our technology platform is at the heart of delivering great experiences that delight our customers. Further investments in our technology will drive the effectiveness of our experiences and efficiency of our operations. Moudy brings a proven track record in data-driven decision making that delivers operating results.”

Most recently, Moudy was for six months the senior vice president, product & technology, for Brain Corp, a San Diego-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Technology, at mobile app pet care company Wag! (Incidentally, Schneider’s prior post was as CEO of Wag! and, as we pointed out earlier, Shutterfly’s former CEO Jeff Housenbold has ties to Wag! as well.)

Prior to Wag!, Moudy served as vice president and CIO for Symantec’s Consumer Business Unit, following the successful sale of LifeLock to Symantec for $2.3 billion. (Also incidentally, Schneider was CEO and president of LifeLock at the time of the acquisition.) Moudy has also held leadership positions at ACTIVE Network, Intuit, IndyMac Bank and Bank of America.

“For the past 20 years, Shutterfly’s commitment to technological innovation has fueled the personalization and photo-based product space,” said Elbayadi. “I couldn’t be more excited to join a great executive team and work with the talented teams across multiple technology disciplines, from machine learning to engineering and cloud architecture and the infrastructure that powers it all, to create the next generation of technology-enabled customer experience.”