Beth Viner is the General Manager of Kickstarter, leading communities (i.e. Film, Music, Design), marketing and events, brand, international and education teams. What that really means is that she ensures our backers and creators have an awesome experience, supporting the Kickstarter teams who make it all happen.
Before joining Kickstarter, Beth served as the CEO of Interbrand NY and SF, and spent almost a decade at IDEO, most recently as the Managing Director of IDEO’s NY office. Beth likes challenges where she’s growing organizations through people, while building brands, products, and services people truly love. During her career, she’s worked with organizations like NBC News, Marriott International, Weight Watchers, Comcast, Bank of America, West Elm, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
A Few Highlights:Previous industries include enterprise software, automotive, and sports at Trilogy Software, Ford Motor Company and Nike. Holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Communication, History, and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania. Hails from Tucson, AZ, and is a born and bred Arizona Wildcat fan despite her alumni status. Tries to keep up with her ever-growing stack of New Yorker magazines…and Crossfit.
Let’s Do the Numbers:5:58 – Time her alarm clock goes off to go to Crossfit. 6 – New Yorker issues unread in a stack on her kitchen counter. 85718 – Zip code where she grew up.