Barbara led Fortive’s Advanced Healthcare Solutions segment and provided executive leadership for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business as well as The Fort, Fortive’s hub for innovation, data analytics, and machine learning. She was also a co-executive sponsor of the Allies Across Fortive employee and friends resource group.
As a founding SVP at Fortive in 2016, Barbara had company-wide responsibility for the Fortive Business System (FBS) as well as procurement, IT, high-growth markets, and innovation, building on her experience running the Danaher Business System Office for 3 years. She previously spent nearly 8 years as president and group executive of Fluke, served as a partner at The Boston Consulting Group, and held sales and marketing roles at Noxell, PepsiCo, and Marketing Corporation of America.
Barbara was named one of the top women in STEM for her role in establishing Washington STEM, and she serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is also on the board of directors for Novanta, a leader global supplier of core technology solutions for medical and advanced industrial equipment manufacturers. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and her BBA in marketing from the University of Texas, Austin.
Barbara lives with her son in the Seattle area, where she is currently learning how to keep up with a teenage boy through mountain biking, skiing, and boating.