Rose Marcario

Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia.

Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia

Rose Marcario is the CEO of outdoor apparel company Patagonia. She joined the company in 2008 as CFO, and Patagonia's profits have tripled since then. After she was hired, she evaluated Patagonia's production processes and revised them to be more environmentally friendly, by eliminating waste and excess packaging materials. Prior to joining Patagonia, Marcario spent 15 years in private equity.

Marcario has been a vocal supporter of on-site child care, which Patagonia established in 1983. Under her leadership, 100 percent of the company's working mothers have returned to work after giving birth. On June 1, 2017, Marcario opened an on-site child care facility at Patagonia's distribution center in Reno, Nevada. Marcario believes that employer-operated child care facilities are the answer to getting more women on company boards and in CEO positions.

Marcario is often a spokeswoman for Patagonia's stance on public lands.