Alamelu is the Chief of Staff to the CTO at Shopify, supporting the Engineering and Data organization. Alamelu leads the teams responsible for building the systems, technology, and technical programs that power Shopify. Her mandate is to make Engineering and Data at Shopify successful, and her role spans across team growth, investment allocation, engineering craft excellence, strategic planning and prioritization, and successful business operations within RnD.
Prior to Shopify, Alamelu has worked with some of Canada’s most innovative product and consulting agencies, leading software delivery teams and helping organizations leverage technology across a variety of industries.
Alamelu finds joy in solving business problems through technology, strives for organizational excellence, and is passionate about supporting and sponsoring underrepresented folks in the industry. Alamelu lives in Toronto, and loves food, travel, the outdoors, and horror movies.