Prior to leading Alphabet's ground-breaking self-driving-car initiative, Claire worked in various managerial and VP positions at Google. Her vast experiences have served Stripe well as it has transformed from startup to multi-billion dollar software company. Join her as she discusses searching for gazelles: Who are the real growth companies in the SMB market, how can you tap into them, and lessons learned from Stripe as it has scaled and managed its own growth. Seats in Keynotes and Spotlights are first come, first served. Reserving these sessions adds them to your agenda for planning purposes, but doesn't necessarily guarantee you a spot. Try to arrive early to make sure you can claim a good seat.
Claire is responsible for scaling Stripe’s worldwide business operations to meet the needs of its rapidly-growing user base. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales, product marketing, and operational scaling to Stripe. From 2004-2014 Claire led various product and operations teams at Google, most recently for the Self-Driving Cars project. She also managed global mid-market sales for AdWords and the business teams for Gmail, Google Checkout, and Google Apps. Prior to Google, Claire spent time in management consulting and Massachusetts state politics. Claire earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. She serves on the board of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and as a Trustee of Milton Academy. She lives in Menlo Park, Calif., with her husband, children, and a neurotic Dachshund named Cookie.