Maggie Wilderotter is a seasoned executive who, as CEO, has led both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in her career. In addition, she has extensive Board leadership serving on over 35 public company and 14 private company Boards of Directors, often being the first woman to join those boards. Today, she serves on the board of Lyft, HP Enterprise, Costco, Cadence Design Systems, Tanium and is the board chair for Docusign. In our fireside chat with Maggie, we took a deep dive into a variety of topics including the keys to IPO readiness and success, the future of the rideshare industry, the latest technology trends, myths and promise of 5G, public versus private company boards and more.
Chair and CEO, Grand Reserve Inn
Director, Costco Wholesale Corporation, HP Enterprise, Cadence Design Systems, Lyft, DocuSign, and Tanium
Today, Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the public boards of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cadence Design Systems, Lyft and is Board Chair at DocuSign. She serves on the private board of Tanium as well as a number of non-profit organizations. Mrs. Wilderotter is also a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group, Okta, and Atairos Private Equity.
Mrs. Wilderotter was Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications from November, 2004 to April, 2015, and then Executive Chairman of the company until April, 2016. During her tenure with Frontier, the company grew from a regional telephone company with customer revenues of less than $1 billion to a national broadband, voice and video provider with operations in 29 states and annualized revenues in excess of $10 billion.
Previously, Mrs. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy and ran the Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. Before this, she was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division, and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.
Mrs. Wilderotter previously served on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) as both Vice Chairman and Chairman during her 4-year tenure ending in 2014. Mrs. Wilderotter also served until January, 2017 on the President’s special Commission responsible for a recommendation report to the new President of the United States on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. She has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Rochester.
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Director, Director, The Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Travis Wofford's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate advisory work. Mr. Wofford also represents corporate clients and investment banks in public and private securities offerings. Mr. Wofford has particular experience in the energy industry, having worked on numerous transactions involving oil and gas companies, oilfield services companies, midstream companies, refiners and renewable energy companies. He also has significant experience in the technology industry.
EDUCATION AND HONORS
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law Order of the Coif with honors
B.S., University of Houston cum laude
Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer- Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2016, 2017 & 2018