Fireside Chat with Claire Hughes Johnson
Claire is responsible for scaling Stripe’s worldwide business operations to meet the needs of its rapidly-growing user base. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales, product marketing, and operational scaling to Stripe.
From 2004-2014 Claire led various product and operations teams at Google, most recently for the Self-Driving Cars project. She also managed global mid-market sales for AdWords and the business teams for Gmail, Google Checkout, and Google Apps. Prior to Google, Claire spent time in management consulting and Massachusetts state politics.
Claire earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. She serves on the board of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and as a Trustee of Milton Academy. She lives in Menlo Park, CA, with her husband, children, and a neurotic Dachshund named Cookie.
Ina Fried is chief technology correspondent for Axios and editor of its daily tech newsletter, Login. Before joining Axios in February, she was a senior editor at Recode, covering mobile, and produced the Code/Mobile series of conferences.
Her road to becoming the woman she is today has been a long one. Before helping launch Recode, Ina covered mobile at All Things Digital. Prior to that she spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Her reporting spanned several continents, two genders and included chronicling the Hewlett Packard-Compaq merger, Bill Gates’ transition from software giant to philanthropist, as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.