Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Bumble
A C-Suite executive, Laura Franco brings more than 25 years of public company experience including mergers and acquisitions, international expansions, corporate governance and SEC and other public company compliance matters. As General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team of CBS Corporation, she worked closely with the Board of Directors on the critical business issues including the merger with Viacom, direct to consumer strategy, compliance, litigation, government investigations, as well as driving cultural transformation to actively address the #Me Too movement. After the merger of CBS and Viacom, Laura was recruited by Blackstone to become the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Bumble Inc., a global, social networking platform which operates the top dating apps Bumble and Badoo. Laura was a key member of the IPO team which took Bumble public in February 2021 (NASDAQ: BMBL; market cap $10B).