Laura Baldwin: O’Reilly CFO/COO, she’s runs the show at the best publisher/event producer (from Maker Faire to OSCON) in the world 🙂
Laura Baldwin started with O’Reilly Media in October 2001 as CFO and added COO to her responsibilities in October 2004. She is largely attributed with managing O’Reilly through the tech downturns of the past decade and currently runs both the Publishing and Conference Divisions of the company. Laura also manages all of O’Reilly’s international offices as well as finance and operations. 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. Laura’s publishing career started at Chronicle Books the large, premiere publisher of popular culture, art, and children’s books as well as gift products where she served as CFO for ten years, establishing Chronicle’s successful distribution business as well as helping bring Chronicle’s Gift Business to market.