President and CEO, Patagonia and Patagonia Works
Rose Marcario is president and CEO of Patagonia and Patagonia Works. Credited with quadrupling the company’s profits and revenues during her tenure as COO and CEO since 2008, she created the company’s first in-house venture fund and oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company. Marcario was previously an executive in finance, private equity, and technology. President Obama honored her as a Champion of Change for Patagonia’s family-friendly work policies, Fast Company named her one of the most creative and innovative CEOs of 2016, and she was profiled in Fortune’s 2015 Most Powerful Women in Business. She is a trustee of Naropa University.