Victoria Ransom

Founder & CEO, Wildfire

Victoria has been an entrepreneur since her early twenties and has developed three companies, the most recent of which, Wildfire, was acquired by Google in 2012. As founder & CEO of Wildfire, Victoria led the company to profitability in just one year and built the company to tens of thousands of customers, over 400 employees, and eight offices worldwide. Victoria was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the 40 under 40 by Fortune Magazine, one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs (also by Fortune Magazine) and was honored by President Obama as a Champion of Change. She has been featured in several publications including The New York Times’ Corner Office, Bloomberg TV, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Victoria has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She is on the board of the Carnegie Endowment. In her spare time she is an avid snowboarder and surfer and a passionate adventure traveler who once spent six weeks living with a remote Amazonian tribe and five months living in a favela in Brazil!

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