How I can help you

I am a serial entrepreneur with global-scale experience across government, academia, non-profit, and corporate sectors. I bring big picture strategic capability and a collaborative agile approach to making ideas real, from pitching and managing projects to leading start-ups to scale-up and acquisition. I have particular experience with creating effective and inclusive virtual work environments, in particular for companies building SaaS and information infrastructure products.  I am a frequent speaker and writer on research policy, evaluation, information infrastructure, transparency and trust, and have served on a number of advisory boards for small businesses and start-up organizations.


Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications

Industry Experience
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


I received a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1997 from Stanford University Medical School, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the US National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Laurel Haak

Communication Methods

  • Phone
  • Video