People: Calpine Corp (CPN.N)
Ms. Denise M. O'Leary is Independent Director of Calpine Corporation.Since 1996, she has been a private venture capital investor in a variety of early stage companies. From 1983 to 1996, Ms. O’Leary was an associate, then general partner, at Menlo Ventures, a venture capital firm providing long-term capital and management services to development stage companies. From 2002 to 2006, Ms. O’Leary was a member of the Board of Directors of Chiron Corporation, at which time the company was sold to Novartis AG. Previously a director of U.S. Airways Group Inc., Ms. O’Leary became a director of American Airlines Group Inc. in December 2013 upon the completion of the merger of the two airlines and American Airlines’ emergence from bankruptcy. She is also a director of Medtronic, Inc., where she serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and obtained a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Ms. O’Leary is the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. O’Leary’s knowledge and understanding of capital markets as a result of her experiences as a venture capital investor as well as her experience serving as a director and member of committees of other boards of directors provide her with strong insight, particularly with regard to corporate governance, ethics and financial matters, and make her a valuable member of our Board and of our Compensation Committee and Chair of our Nominating and Governance Committee.
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