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Fran Maier and Kerri Couillard

About Us

Fran Maier, CEO of Babierge, Inc.

Fran Maier is best known for her 10+ years leading TRUSTe, the leading privacy trustmark and solutions provider, and her role as co-founder and first general manager of Match.com, the earliest and most successful dating platform. She has been active as an advisor to start-ups, many led by female entrepreneurs, as well as being an angel investor.

Recognition for her contributions include:
20th Annual Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership award recipient, 2016
100 Most Influential Women in Tech, Hot Topics, 2015
150 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2011
She holds an A.B. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Ms. Maier is also an Airbnb “Superhost” in both San Francisco and Santa Fe and has first-hand knowledge of the need for baby gear for traveling families, as well as the importance of personalized service.

Kerri Couillard, CTO and Founder of Babierge, Inc.

Kerri Couillard has a Masters of Science in Computer Science and Media Arts from New Mexico Highlands University and began renting baby equipment to traveling families and local grandparents in Santa Fe, almost 5 years ago. By herself, she has serviced over 1000 customers and developed a custom platform of code that she is enhancing quickly to scale. Kerri has received recognition from numerous competitive startup programs, including the Hautepreneur’s HauteHopes accelerator program and Catalyst Week in Albuquerque and participation in the Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley.

Trish McDermott

Trish McDermott, Vice President of Community & Communications

McDermott brings a lifetime of community, communications and storytelling experience to Babierge. She is best known for her ten years running communications for Match.com, serving as Spokesperson and Vice President of Public Relations for the company. You may have seen her on Nightline or 60 Minutes, explaining the benefits of online dating, or in lively conversations with audiences at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, attempting to decipher the emerging culture and etiquette of online dating communities.

Having traveled solo with her four children over the years, Trish now feels eminently qualified to speak to the challenges of family travel, as well as the solutions Babierge and its collaborative economy of Independent Trusted Partners offer.


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