Margo is a partner at Synetro Group. 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. As an investor, she focuses on founders with bold aspirations to reimagine existing markets and to create new categories with outsized potential to scale.
Most recently, Margo served as the President and CEO of Ancestry where she brought together content, science and technology to transform Ancestry into the global market leader in family history and consumer genomics. Under her leadership, the company scaled to over 3.6M subscribers, 20M consumers in its DNA network, and over $1B in subscription revenue with record setting profitability and cash flow.
Margo also spent nine years at Google as the President of Americas and Vice President of Global Operations, leading the hyper-scaling of commercial operations and advertising sales across all digital solutions including search, mobile, video, shopping, commerce, and platforms. In addition, she served as the CEO of Mattel, the COO of Groupon, EVP of US Card Services and CMO of Discover Financial Services, and as a partner at McKinsey in London and Chicago.
Margo is a champion of organizations that inspire women and girls to pursue education and careers in STEM and advancing the next generation of women leaders. She has received multiple awards for her business and community leadership including the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” Chicago Innovation’s “Visionary Award”, the Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester, Executive of the Year in Utah, and was named to Crain’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” lists.
Margo serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation, AppLovin, Rodan+Fields, Workboard, Handshake, Catalyst and the Committee of 200. She earned a BA in Economics and an MBA from Harvard.