- The Indian American joined the startup as chief product and technology officer and most recently served as CTO.
Indian American Maju Kuruvilla was named Chief Executive Officer of the California-based fintech startup Bolt. He replaces founder and CEO Ryan Breslow, who will be stepping into a new role as executive chairman of the board. Kuruvilla joined the startup as its chief product and technology officer in January 2021 after nearly eight years with Amazon. He was named the chief technology officer in August 2021.
In a post on LinkedIn, Kuruvilla, 44, thanked Breslow for trusting him and giving him “an opportunity to be part of the amazing Bolt story. So excited about the future. Let’s decentralize commerce.”
In a blog post announcing Kuruvilla’s appointment as CTO, Breslow said he “not only has the technological expertise required to serve as our CTO, but he also understands the retailer and its complex set of needs.”
Kuruvilla was previously a vice president at Amazon, where he managed all global logistics (referred to as Global Mile), as well as all Amazon Prime fulfillment technology teams worldwide. In his role, he looked after the entire business unit spanning business, product, engineering, and operations.
During his time at Amazon, Kuruvilla looked after that entire business unit spanning business, product, engineering, and operations, and also managed the Amazon Prime fulfillment technology teams early on. Before his time at Amazon, he built software and products at Microsoft, Honeywell, and Milliman.
Kuruvilla holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BS in Computer Engineering from Mangalore University. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing soccer, and being the personal chauffeur to his two children.