Laura joined PayPal, Inc., the leading global secure payments company, in August 2015 and is responsible for Global Risk Management and Insurance.
Prior to PayPal, Laura was the Senior Director of Juniper Networks from 2009 to 2015, responsible for Global Risk Management including credit, compliance and enterprise risk management.
Laura has over 20 years of risk management experience. She started her career as a Casualty Underwriter with AIG where she worked in Boston, New York and Paris, France. Later she obtained her California Insurance Brokers License while at Johnson & Higgins and serviced large global high technology and biotechnology companies.
From 2001 to 2007, Laura was the Director of Risk Management and Assistant Treasurer at Genentech, Inc., a leading biotechnology firm acquired by Roche. Laura also held positions at Marsh as the West Coast Life Science Leader, Oracle Corporation as the Director of Risk Management and Gordon & Rees, LLP, as an attorney in their insurance defense practice.
Laura holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law and MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is an active member of RIMS and most recently as the president of Silicon Valley Risk & Insurance Society (SVRIMS) Chapter supporting education and networking for high technology risk management professionals in the Bay Area and the Chairperson of the Enterprise Risk Management Sub-Committee.