Amy Errett founded home hair-care company Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary. Before Madison Reed, Amy was a General Partner and ran the Bay Area office of Maveron, a leading venture capital firm focusing on investing in consumer-facing companies. Prior to Maveron, Amy was the chief executive officer of Olivia, where she was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. Prior to Olivia, she founded and served as chair and chief executive officer of The Spectrem Group. Spectrem was acquired by an IPG subsidiary, NFO Worldwide (NYSE:NFO). After the sale, she joined E*Trade where she diversified the company’s business beyond brokerage and ran a $200 million business that encompassed the management of E*Trade’s growth areas.
A passionate humanitarian, Amy is chair of the board of Glide Foundation. Amy is also a member of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast chapter of YPO, and serves on the boards of Wharton West, Common Sense Media, Say Media, and Vacatia.
A New York native, Amy earned an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in liberal arts from the University of Connecticut. She is a fanatical UCONN Huskies fan where she was a student athlete. She and her wife, Clare, live in San Francisco with their daughter, Madison.