SPOTLIGHT: MARGO GEORGIADIS
President and CEO of Ancestry.com
Margo Georgiadis will present a 2020 Matrix Award to Ann Lewnes.
Margo Georgiadis is the President and CEO of Ancestry and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. For over 30 years, Ancestry’s global market-leading family history subscription and consumer genomics services have empowered tens of millions of consumers to discover their family story and to gain actionable health insights. Margo is dedicated to building and innovating meaningful personal discovery experiences that enrich lives and connect the world.
Prior to Ancestry, Margo served as CEO of Mattel, the global leader in play, learning and development. Previously, she was the President of Americas at Google overseeing commercial operations and advertising sales. She also has held leadership roles as COO of Groupon, EVP of US Card Services and CMO of Discover Financial Services, and as a partner at McKinsey. Margo is a champion of organizations that inspire girls to pursue education and careers in STEM and advancing the next generation of women leaders.
She has received multiple awards for her business and community leadership including the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” Chicago Innovation’s “Visionary Award,” the Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester, Executive of the Year in Utah, and was named to Crain’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” lists. Margo serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation, Catalyst and the Advisory Board of New Classrooms. She earned a BA in economics and an MBA from Harvard.