Bio Caroline Goodner
Caroline Goodner’s most recent professional profession was CEO of UpSpring Baby, a growth-stage consumer products company that focused on the health, wellness, and safety of mother’s and babies. She joined UpSpring in February 2009 after taking a year off following the sale of two companies in 2007. In 2005, Ms. Goodner founded MendelWorks, a mouse genotyping laboratory that served the scientific research community, and sold it at the end of 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Goodner founded Identigene in 1993 and sold it in 2007. Identigene is a GNA identification laboratory that provides paternity testing to consumers and forensic DNA testing for law enforcement and defense attorneys.
Serving on a number of boards, Ms. Goodner now lends her advanced skillset to the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation’s Board of Directors. Currently she is an advisor with Everly in Dallas, a Mentor with Incubation Station in Austin, Texas, and is on the Steering Committee for the Austin Chapter of the Rice Alliance.
Ms. Goodner earned her BA from Duke University and her MBA from Rice University’s Jones School of Business. Additionally, she has received a number of certificates, as a Master’s of Business Dynamics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s renowned Sloan Executive Education program.