Laura Sextro brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to her role as chief executive officer of the Unity Project, including senior roles with purpose-driven organizations that include Bennufit Health, Ambry Genetics, Quantgene, Konica Minolta, and CoreLogic.
Her diverse experience in multiple industries including healthcare, bioinformatics, data analytics, non-profit, real estate, and technology has given her the opportunity to experience many different business models. She has been responsible for managing budgets of varying sizes up to $300 million in organizations ranging from small business to Fortune 500, where her decisive leadership, strategic planning and ability to execute have helped companies achieve efficiencies that resulted in rapid and profitable growth.
Sextro is an active member of many volunteer organizations. She presently works with the American Red Cross as a professional rescuer instructor, Unchained at Last (the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women escape or resist arranged / forced marriages and rebuild their lives) as a finance and career planning counselor, and Junior Achievement (an organization dedicated to teaching economic success courses for underserved children in grades K-12). She has a background in public speaking as a keynote speaker at several industry symposiums. Laura is a former contributor to the Forbes Business Council.
Sextro earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of La Verne.