Pawan Uppuluri is the Chief Technology Officer of Glossier, the digital-first beauty company that’s on a mission to inspire everyone to find joy and confidence in their personal beauty style. Founded in 2014, Glossier is reimagining the beauty shopping experience with a people-first approach to discovery, both online and offline.
Prior to joining Glossier, Pawan spent 14 years at Amazon, most recently as Director of Software Development in Alexa. During her career at Amazon, she led engineering & product teams for various businesses and built e-commerce websites on Amazon for third party sellers and a daily deals offering. She built a new food delivery service and led Alexa Experiences for Voice-of-the-Customer & News. Pawan took multiple expat assignments to India and was a key leader in building the Amazon Hyderabad development center, and spent extensive time building and managing remote teams. She started her career as a software development engineer at i2 Technologies (now Blue Yonder) in Dallas, Texas. At i2, Pawan built software for supply chain planning, procurement and master data management.
Pawan received her undergraduate engineering degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and completed her graduate studies at University of Texas, Austin. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons and spends much of her free time being a soccer mom and hiking with family.