Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry, Leading Online Family History Business, for $4.7 Billion. Ancestry is the global leader in digital family history services, operating in more than 30 countries with more than 3 million paying subscribers across its Ancestry online properties and more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company harnesses the information found in family trees and historical records to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry also operates a market-leading consumer genomics business, which informs consumers about their heritage and key health characteristics.
Prior to joining Ancestry, she served as CEO of Mattel, President of Americas, and Vice President of Global Sales Operations at Google. She has also held leadership roles as COO of Groupon, EVP of US Card Services and CMO of Discover Financial Services, and was a partner at McKinsey in London and Chicago. She has championed organizations that inspire girls to pursue education opportunities and careers in STEM and the next generation of women leaders. She is a recipient of the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” Chicago Innovation’s “Visionary Award”, and was named to Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. She serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation. She earned a BA in Economics and an MBA from Harvard.
Join me on this episode of the Curve Benders podcast on Willing to See No Boundaries, with Margo Georgiadis, President, and CEO of Ancestry.
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