It's old news, but Paypal CEO Dan Schulman is stepping down at the end of the year, and no replacement has been announced. Recently an analyst from Bank of America has made a prediction and a case for why Bill Ready should become Paypal's next CEO.
Bill Ready is the newly seated CEO of Pinterest having taken on the mantle just under a year ago. So the important question to be asked is why Ready should take over.
When PayPal acquired Braintree in 2013 it brought on board Bill Ready who was the CEO of Braintree at the time. So he has experience in both building and shipping specifically payment-based products. In addition, he left PayPal to work at Google before getting picked up by Pinterest.
Personally, I think the idea makes sense and it would both be ironic and hilarious if Paypal took another swing at acquiring Pinterest not only because that merger makes sense but it would as give an opportunity for Schulman to leave and Bill Ready to take his place.