Laura Whitaker | COO
Laura Whitaker serves as Chief Operating Officer of groundTruth Global. With entrepreneurial roots from her hometown in Silicon Valley, and professional stints focusing on Enterprise Risk Management as well as Information Risk, she brings both business focus to and a passion for groundTruth's mission.
Prior to joining groundTruth, Laura oversaw a wide range of activities in a career spanning EAB (formerly Education Advisory Board) and CEB (now Gartner). She led program launches, established international research teams, modernized client support functions, implemented major change initiatives, and presented to scores of executive clients while building "vertical" expertise in the higher education sector and corporate IT operations. With CEB, she staffed the Singapore office, performing market explorations for both multinationals and local companies. Laura also spent time with Hewlett Packard, managing server products for worldwide sales.
Laura holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.