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Laurie Yoler

Senior Vice President Business Development & President, Qualcomm Labs for Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Laurie Yoler is Senior Vice President Business Development & President, Qualcomm Labs for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., where she is responsible for developing new strategic business opportunities for the Company.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Yoler was a founding managing director at GrowthPoint Technology Partners, helping entrepreneurs to build strategic alliances, complete M&A transactions and raise capital. Prior to GrowthPoint, she was chief development officer at Intellectual Ventures, exploring invention and investment opportunities in a wide variety of technology areas ranging from software, user interface design, semiconductors, electronic devices, consumer products, lasers, biotechnology and medical devices.

Before joining Intellectual Ventures, Yoler was co-founder and vice president of marketing and business development for Precision I/O, a start-up focusing on solving the server I/O bottleneck in data centers and high-performance computing environments. For two years prior to that, she was vice president of marketing and business development for Packet Design LLC, a networking R&D firm started by Judy Estrin, Bill Carrico and Van Jacobson. Yoler was instrumental in helping Packet Design spin out three networking companies: Vernier Networks, Packet Design Inc., and Precision I/O.

Additionally, Yoler was previously a director at Sun Microsystems for seven years where she held a number of corporate development, business development, marketing and sales management positions, including three years based in Geneva, Switzerland as the sales director for financial markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa. While in Europe, she was selected as a member of the EU Financial Issues Working Group, which made recommendations to the EU on technology standards.

Prior to Sun, she was the director of product development and management at Visa, where she designed and implemented new banking products, like the Visa Check Card, and provided consulting in risk management to banks across the U.S. Before joining Visa, Yoler was a manager in the advanced technology practices of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Yoler graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. She also completed a semester abroad in the international business program at the University of Copenhagen. She completed executive management programs at both Kellogg and INSEAD, and she continues her studies at Stanford in Biotechnology, Internet Advertising, Neuropsychology, Memory, Willpower, Stress, Cognitive Science and Geology. Yoler currently serves on the board of advisors of Tesla Motors, the board of directors of the Washington State University Research Foundation, and the advisory boards of Scripted, Curious, and Silicon Valley Comes to UK.