Laura Mariño

SVP of Product, Lever

Helping growing companies successfully reach their next stage through excellence in product.

A senior product executive with extensive experience in product management, M&A analysis, and definition of corporate strategies, Laura is passionate about scaling product organizations.

Laura is currently SVP of Product at Lever, a 200-person VC-backed company that is modernizing the way organizations nurture and recruit talent.  In her role, she is responsible for product management, design, and product operations. Previously, Laura has led product teams in small and large organizations including SAP Labs, Nuance (speech recognition), Tellme Networks - Microsoft subsidiary (speech automation), Intapp (software for the legal industry) and more recently Topia (global mobility).

In addition to being a regular guest speaker at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Laura is a member of the extended teaching team in the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Department, lecturing on entrepreneurship and product management.  She has also been a guest lecturer at UC Santa Barbara, and Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, and a speaker at the Stage-Gate Innovation conference.

A supporter of women and diversity, Laura serves on the board of Leading Women in Technology a non-profit dedicated to promoting women leadership.

Laura earned two Master of Science degrees from Stanford University where she was the recipient of the "Outstanding Academic Performance at the Graduate Level" award.

Outside of work, Laura loves hiking, traveling the world, working on the family home wine-making enterprise, and visiting relatives in Colombia.

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • Navigating the Teenage Years:  How to survive your startup’s growth spurts
  • Product Management: What it is and why you should care
  • Learning from startups to bring disruptive innovation to established organizations

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