Fran Maier

CEO & Founder at BabyQuip

Fran Maier is CEO and Founder of BabyQuip, the leading baby gear rental service, serving families traveling to over 650 locations in the United States, Canada, and beyond. She is a "Super Founder" and brand builder with over 25 years of experience building B2C and B2B internet businesses. She is best known for her 10+ years leading TRUSTe (now TrustArc), the leading privacy trust mark and compliance provider, and as Co-Founder and first General Manager of Fran speaks widely on several topics relating to women in business, including opportunities for women in the collaborative economy, addressing the lucrative family travel segment, women in entrepreneurship and on boards. She serves as an advisor to many start-ups including Portfolia, Women’s Start-up Lab,, Kango, and Dabbl. Fran is featured as an expert in the documentary film about entrepreneurship entitled “She Started It.” With Emmy Award winning journalist Kym McNicholas, she hosted a radio show/podcast called "Female Seeking Start-up" which featured interviews with female entrepreneurs. In 2016, Fran was honored by the Stanford Graduate School of Business with the Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership Award. In 2015, she was named one of “100 Most Influential Women in Technology” by Hot Topics. In 2011, San Francisco Business Times named Fran among the 150 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and in 2010, AlwaysOn named her among the Top 25 Women in Tech to Watch in Silicon Valley. She and her son Joe Maier, BabyQuip’s CTO, appeared on Shark Tank in March 2020. Fran served on the board GE Capital Bank until it was sold in 2016. In addition, she is a Member of Women Corporate Directors and is former Chair of the Steering Committee for Stanford Women on Boards. In 2012, Fran completed the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance Director's College. Fran holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco and Santa Fe and is the mother of two grown sons.

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Baby Equipment RentalHospitalityVacation TravelFamily TravelMarketplaceGig EconomyBaby GearBaby Gear CleaningBaby Gear ExpertsPlatformRent Baby GearCleaningSide Hustle

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