Linsly Donnelly has more than 15 years experience building and leading high growth ventures in consumer, internet & media arenas and is committed to ensuring safe, healthy media and technology use for families.
Ms. Donnelly currently leads the Consumer Business for the leading Student Online Safety platform, securly://. As the CEO and co-founder of TheSmartFeed.com, she built the largest family media database filtered and curated to make finding good, healthy media family media titles easy for parents. She previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at Wine.com; and she was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Joann.com and IdeaForest. As a strategist at Bain & Company, Linsly helped found the Los Angeles office working with media, entertainment and consumer retail leaders. As a senior manager, she left Bain to found her first venture (successful exit sold to JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts) - with Bain as a seed investor.
Ms. Donnelly holds an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and she earned her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Donnelly specializes in profitably scaling ventures by mapping and delivering consumer delight to high value business metrics. She attracts, develops and inspires teams to build best in class consumer experiences in digital media and e-commerce platforms. Linsly dedicates her community impact work to tackling how today’s increasingly complex media landscape challenges kids and families ability discovery and support positive media messages.