Kimberly Lytikainen is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB), the leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry which enables millions of consumers to find, book and pay for fitness, beauty and integrative health services across the globe.
Kimberly has contributed to this high-growth company by partnering with board members and other executives to establish core operations of the company, including to build the legal services function from the ground up and to lead the company through an IPO in June 2015. She is an instrumental contributor to the company’s business strategy and global operations, including leading a legal team that supports over 1500 employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia, establishing and marshalling forward the company’s IP program, and leading the company’s compliance, corporate governance programs. She also has notable expertise in the areas of data privacy (IAPP certified), cybersecurity, complex commercial transactions, and intellectual property strategy, licensing and litigation.
A Silicon Valley veteran, Kimberly was trained at Sun Microsystems and has experience leading companies through crises, as demonstrated by her successful management of customer and partner communications, media, and a $500m reserve to resolve a bet-the-company chip failure while she was at NVIDIA.
Prior to joining the leadership teams of public and private companies, Kimberly was a trial lawyer handling numerous commercial and IP disputes in state and federal court. She was inspired to go to law school after being selected in high school for an internship with Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
As a recognized leader, Kimberly was a recipient of the YWCA TWIN Award, 2012 (Women who exemplify excellence in executive level positions) and has been a Watermark member since 2011 (Professional women recognized as exceptional executives).
Kimberly graduated top of her class from Florida State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Government, earned her Juris Doctor with distinction from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, and graduated from Stanford University’s Executive Business Leadership and Excellence Program.