Rose Marcario – CEO, Patagonia
Rose is CEO and President of Patagonia Works and Patagonia Inc., one of the most admired companies in America. She is credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues since 2008, and taking founder Yvon Chouinard’s “radical revolution to scale.” She created the company’s first in-house venture fund, and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company . She was honored at the White House by President Barack Obama as a Champion of Change for her family friendly work policies. She was profiled in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business 2015 and Fast Company named her one of the most creative and innovative CEO’s of 2016. She was named by Good Net as one of the five most inspiring CEO’s in America. She has been recognized for her work as a champion of the Benefit Corporation movement. She has been practicing Buddhism for two decades and is on the Board of Trustees at Naropa University, a Buddhist College in Boulder, CO. She lives in Ventura, CA.