Margo Georgiadis

CEO at Ancestry

Margo Georgiadis was named Ancestry President and CEO and appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2018. Prior to joining Ancestry, Margo served as CEO of Mattel, the global leader in play, learning and development. Previously she was the President of Americas at Google, overseeing commercial operations and advertising sales, and before that was Google’s Vice President of Global Sales Operations, leading the teams that enabled the successful commercialization of Google’s products and the development of new businesses in local and commerce. 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. Margo 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 many awards including the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” Chicago Innovation’s “Visionary Award”, the POW! Womenetics “Purposeful Women Award,” the Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester, Executive of the Year in Utah, and was named to Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. Margo serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation. She earned a BA in Economics and an MBA from Harvard.
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