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Alice Schroeder

CEO and Chair of WebTuner
Director, Prudential plc,
Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

Alice Schroeder is CEO and Chair of WebTuner, a Seattle-based cloud video software maker, where she is responsible for all operations, finance, and strategy.

At WebTuner, she executed a turnaround that included a strategic pivot, bridge financing, recapitalization, corporate rebranding, successful entry to revenue stage of growth, business de-risking, new financial and operational controls, introduction of governance, and new strategy for IP development and monetization.

Since 2013 Ms. Schroeder also has been a nonexecutive director and serves on the audit committee of Prudential plc, a FTSE 20 company with market cap exceeding $60 billion. In February 2016 she joined the board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International where she chairs its audit committee and serves on its risk and governance committees. She was a board member and audit committee chair of Cetera Financial Group, a fast-scaling $1 billion financial services company, until its sale to RCS Capital Corp. in April 2014. Ms. Schroeder also served on the board of WebTuner Corp. from 2012 – 2016.

Ms. Schroeder previously was a senior advisor at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division, and led the global insurance research teams as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, PaineWebber and CIBC Oppenheimer. She began her career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, where she spent 11 years as an auditor serving a diverse range of clients. She later spent two years as a project manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and was primary author of several key accounting standards. Ms. Schroeder is the author of the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, the story of Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.

Ms. Schroeder holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

“My experience at McCombs taught me that business was interesting and could be creative. It aroused my curiosity about capitalism.”


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