Mary Studders Korn
Mary has more than 25 years of experience as CFO/COO working with public and private technology and consumer products companies. Her focus is on venture capital-backed technology companies that have a SaaS business model in the healthcare IT, fintech, mobile, and new media industries. She has raised hundreds of millions in equity and debt financings for companies and created in excess of $1B in value for shareholders through exits. She is currently the CFO of Linear Labs, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Most recently, she sold Ustream to IBM. Other exits were sales to Intuit, Alcatel, and Electroglas (now Synopsys). She has raised funds from venture capital, private equity, corporate venture capital, and economic development bank sources.
Mary also serves as an advisor to early and late-stage companies, advising on BI strategy, business and product strategy, sales structure and compensation, culture and hiring, with an emphasis on guiding the company through key inflection points of growth. Her experience includes managing global teams and she has operating experience in Hungary, India, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and the UK.
She is a student mentor and evaluator for Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Young Audiences for 13 years. Young Audiences is the nation’s leading provider of arts education for K-12 and was a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts.
While at Marietta, Mary was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, a coxswain for men’s and women’s crew, and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon and Tau Pi Phi. She has an MBA from Santa Clara University, CPA license, and holds a certificate in IFRS. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.
She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Thomas and their pets, a poodle and a cat.