Donna C. Wells

Donna  C. Wells
Donna C.Wells

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB
  • BS in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Awards and Honors

  • Business Role Model of the Year Award Voted a finalist, Women in IT and Information Age, 2018
  • Top 50 US Small Company to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work Institute, 2016
  • Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch, Accenture
  • Marketing Executive of the Year Award Voted a Finalist in the B2C and Product/Service categories, WSJ
  • Frequent speaker on strategic corporate governance for KPMG, Women Corporate Directors, Digital Ascendant, 2020 Women on Boards and the Stanford Graduate School of Business


Degree Courses


Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and test new business concepts that address real world...

Teams that concluded at the end of the fall quarter that their preliminary product or service and business model suggest a path to viability, continue with the winter quarter course. In this course, the teams develop more elaborate versions of...

Service to the Profession

Current Board Service

  • Board of Directors, Mitek Systems, 2019-present
  • Board of Directors, Apex Technology, 2019-present
  • Board of Directors, Betterment, 2018-present
  • Board of Directors, Happy Money Inc., 2017-present

Previous Board and Leadership Experience

  • Board of Advisors, Mitek Systems, 2017-2019
  • Board Director, Boston Private Financial Holdings, 2014-2018
  • Board Director, President & CEO, Mindflash Technologies Inc., 2010-2017
  • Chief Marketing Officer,, 2007-2009
  • Senior Vice President, Marketing, Expedia, 2005-2006
  • Vice President, Marketing & Acting Chief Marketing Officer, 2002-2004
  • Chief Marketing Officer, my CFO Inc., 2000-2001
  • Vice President, Marketing, Charles Schwab & Co., 1997-2000
  • Manager to Senior Director, American Express, 1989-1995