SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Margo Georgiadis

Chief Executive Officer/ Ancestry

Margo Georgiadis participated in a fireside conversation moderated by ECC Board Member Christine A. Leahy, president & CEO of CDW. ECC President & CEO David Snyder moderated live questions submitted by attendees. Georgiadis spoke about leadership, including insights on remote working.

I think it’s really important right now as everyone is going through a kaleidoscope of emotions, that we are honest as leaders about the real challenges we face.

Margo Georgiadis on the importance of leading with empathy and recognizing the challenges of navigating remote work during a pandemic.

SPEAKER

MARGO GEORGIADIS

President & CEO/ Ancestry

Margo is a mission-driven executive who has dedicated her career to transforming products and services with data and technology to deliver outsized growth and to empower consumers to live better lives. 

Most recently, Margo served as the President and CEO of Ancestry where she brought together content, science and technology to transform Ancestry into the undisputed global leader in family history and consumer genomics. Under her leadership, the company scaled to over 3.6M subscribers, doubled its genomics network to over 20M consumers, and delivered over $1B in subscription revenue with record setting profitability and cash flow. 


MODERATOR

CHRISTINE A. LEAHY

President & CEO/ CDW

Christine A. Leahy is president & chief executive officer of CDW. Leahy is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company as well as leading the senior management team.

Leahy has held numerous roles at CDW, most recently serving as chief revenue officer, where she was responsible for all customer-facing units of the company including its corporate, public, small business, international and integrated technology solutions organizations. Prior to that role, Leahy was senior vice president, international, where she led the development of the company’s international strategy, including the acquisition of Kelway, now CDW UK, and was responsible for the performance of its international business. Leahy also was our chief legal officer/general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to joining CDW in 2002 as the company’s first general counsel, Leahy was a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, an international business law firm.

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