Laura Baldwin

Laura Baldwin

Laura Baldwin started with O’Reilly Media in October 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and added Chief Operating Officer to her responsibilities in October 2004. She became O’Reilly’s first President in March 2011 and is currently responsible for O’Reilly’s worldwide businesses. Prior to O’Reilly, she was a consultant to the publishing industry through BMR Associates and managed several large consulting engagements across all genres of publishing and media. Laura’s media career started at Chronicle Books, the publisher of popular culture, art, and children’s books as well as gift products, where she served as CFO for 10 years, establishing Chronicle’s successful distribution business and helping launch Chronicle’s Gift Business. It was the diversity of Chronicle Publishing’s media properties including TV stations and newspapers where Laura developed her love of the media business. Laura has worked in banking, as well as in corporate governance, holding positions in worldwide cash management and corporate finance. Laura attributes much of her success to her all-girls high school where she was taught leadership was available to anyone who demonstrated initiative and drive regardless of their gender. She tries to bring that diversity of thinking to O’Reilly where she helped create a diversity scholarship program and believes in an inclusive and open workforce.


Posts by Laura Baldwin

Treetops

Creating a culture of learning

Tim O’Reilly, Laura Baldwin, and Jake Schwartz discuss advances in just-in-time corporate education and how companies and their staffs can keep up with the pace of change.