Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Vijay Ravindran joined the Washington Post Company as senior vice president and chief digital officer in February 2009. Previously, as chief technology officer of Catalist LLC—a start-up political technology company that built a national voter database of information on more than 260 million people—Mr. Ravindran led all the technology aspects of developing the company’s software products and services. He joined Catalist at its inception in 2005. During the 2008 election cycle, Catalist worked with ninety political and not-for-profit organizations, including the Obama for America presidential campaign.
Prior to Catalist, Mr. Ravindran was a technology director at Amazon.com. From 2003 to 2005, he led the ordering services group; the department was responsible for consumer purchasing on all Amazon properties. This included the product development and operations for the “Your Account,” “Shopping Cart,” “1-Click” and “Proceed to Checkout” components, as well as the initial creation and management of “Amazon Prime.” From 2001 to 2003, he built and led the teams that owned the core order-processing and identity services for Amazon and its partners. Mr. Ravindran joined Amazon in 1998 as a senior software engineer.
Mr. Ravindran graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1996 with a BS in systems engineering. He is a member of the board of directors of the Indian American Leadership Initiative.