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Christa Quarles      

Co-Chair of Fortune's Brainstorm Tech; Former CEO of OpenTable

Christa Quarles currently serves as the co-chair of Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. Additionally, she is a fortune 150 Board Member, serving on the boards of Kimberly-Clark and Affirm, Inc. She is also a leadership council member for Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. Quarles helps run the No Kid Hungry is a national campaign, working to end childhood hunger in America.

Christa Quarles is the former Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable, where she led the global business strategy and vision for the company. She previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer for OpenTable.

Prior to joining OpenTable, Christa served as the Chief Business Officer for Nextdoor where she oversaw finance, business intelligence, HR, business development and legal.

Previously, Christa served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Disney where she led the Mobile and Social Games divisions within Disney Interactive. Earlier in her career, Christa spent ten years as an equity research analyst covering the Internet sector at Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial).

Christa holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, competed in Varsity cross country & basketball, and graduated first in the department of economics.

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Women in Business Q&A: Christa Quarles, Chief Executive Officer ...

As Chief Executive Officer, Christa leads the global business strategy and vision for OpenTable. Prior to joining OpenTable, Christa served as the Chief ...

Christa Quarles of OpenTable: The Advantage of 'Early, Often, Ugly ...

The chief of OpenTable says she can change course much faster if teams don't waste time trying to make something perfect before they show it to her.

How Christa Quarles Got Over Her Fear of Negotiating for Herself ...

Christa Quarles, 42, is the CEO of restaurant booking site OpenTable Inc. Earlier she worked on Wall Street, which helped define her management style and ...

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