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Founder and CEO
Tim O’Reilly has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. If you’ve heard the term “open source software” or “web 2.0” or “the Maker movement” or “government as a platform” or “the WTF economy,” he’s had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O’Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. His book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, was released by Harper Collins in October 2017.
Laura Baldwin started with O’Reilly Media in October 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and added Chief Operating Officer to her responsibilities in October 2004. She became O’Reilly’s first President in March 2011 and is currently responsible for O’Reilly’s worldwide businesses. Prior to O’Reilly, she was a consultant to the publishing industry through BMR Associates and managed several large consulting engagements across all genres of publishing and media. Laura’s media career started at Chronicle Books, the publisher of popular culture, art, and children’s books as well as gift products, where she served as CFO for 10 years, establishing Chronicle’s successful distribution business and helping launch Chronicle’s Gift Business. It was the diversity of Chronicle Publishing’s media properties including TV stations and newspapers where Laura developed her love of the media business. Laura has worked in banking, as well as in corporate governance, holding positions in worldwide cash management and corporate finance. Laura attributes much of her success to her all-girls high school where she was taught leadership was available to anyone who demonstrated initiative and drive regardless of their gender. She tries to bring that diversity of thinking to O’Reilly where she helped create a diversity scholarship program and believes in an inclusive and open workforce.
Chief Financial Officer
Maria Manrique is the Chief Financial Officer of O’Reilly Media. As CFO, Maria oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury and M&A functions. In addition, Maria leads the people strategy and talent acquisition teams.
Maria has over 15 years of experience building and leading finance and human resources teams in global companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Prior to joining O’Reilly, Maria was CFO of Gazelle, the nation’s leading re-commerce platform for electronics.
She began her career with Mckinsey and Company, in management consulting roles in the Americas and Europe. She later joined Fidelity’s Private Equity group, Devonshire Investments. While at Devonshire, Maria was part of the team that established the group’s global operations, including technology investments in Mexico, Ireland, Spain and France.
Maria graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and completed graduate coursework at Boston College and the London School of Economics.
Chief Content Officer
Karen Hebert-Maccaro is presently Chief Content Officer of O’Reilly Media, Inc. where she is a key member of the executive management team, responsible for leading and managing the organization’s content and learning strategy. In this capacity she oversees the development of learning initiatives and programs for Safari, O'Reilly's learning and training platform, manages both creation and curation of available content, and directs the internal editorial teams in acquisition, development, and delivery of content and products for learning, training, and events. She additionally oversees the relationship and execution strategy for academic markets.
Immediately Prior to O’Reilly, Karen was Chief Learning Officer and VP of People development at healthcare technology and biotechnology companies. Most recently she served as Chief Learning Officer of athenahealth, a healthcare technology company headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. In this capacity she oversaw all learning and development from new hire through to executive development.
Prior to her corporate roles, she had a 15-year career in academia and independent consulting. Karen held academic leadership and faculty appointments at both Babson College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where she was the founding associate dean of WPI’s School of Business and still holds a post as affiliate professor of business. At both academic institutions she taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses on leadership, organizational behavior, change management, managing conflict, influence, decision-making and organizational design.
As a practitioner, educator, researcher, and consultant she has developed extensive expertise in the areas of talent management, leadership development, influence and change management, and innovative pedagogical design.
Karen holds a PhD from Boston College, an EdM from Boston University, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts.