Corporate Director and Advisor, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Mari Baker brings a deep background in consumer technology, small and large company management, and executive leadership roles. She is currently Director at John Wiley and Sons, a $1.7B global publisher of education and professional development content, and was recently COO and Director at Velti, Inc., a global provider of mobile marketing solutions. She has also been CEO of venture-backed start-ups PlayFirst, Inc., a leading games publisher, and Navigenics, Inc., a pioneering personalized healthcare company, and led the growth of BabyCenter, Inc., from 1999 to 2006, including the sale to Johnson and Johnson where she served as a company president. Ms. Baker was also a key player in the growth of Intuit, Inc., from under $10M in sales in 1989 to over $800M in 1999, and held a number of executive positions including general manager and senior vice president. She is an officer in the Golden Gate Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, served on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 1996-2003, and has been on the Advisory Council of the Clayman Institute since 2011.