° Advisory Board
Laura Barker Morse, a leader in team building for fast growing companies, co-founded Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc. in 2009.
From 1999 to 2009, Morse was Human Capital Partner at Atlas Venture, the largest transatlantic early stage technology venture capital ﬁrm. She worked closely with Atlas portfolio companies in Europe and the US and served as the ﬁrm’s senior human resources oﬃcer.
Prior to joining Atlas Venture, Morse worked in Brussels for S.W.I.F.T., where she reported to the CEO during a strategic reorganization and led management planning, worldwide recruiting and expatriate services. Morse recruited over 250 European and Asian executives, opened oﬃces for the ﬁrm in Singapore and Frankfurt, and expanded the presence in London and New York.
Earlier, Morse spent twenty years in technology executive search with Russell Reynolds and Heidrick & Struggles. She joined Russell Reynolds in 1977 in Chicago and helped open their Boston oﬃce in 1981. As Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of the Venture Capital practice, she worked worldwide with venture ﬁrms and their portfolio companies. In 1991, she joined Heidrick & Struggles as a Partner in their Technology practice, relocating to their Brussels oﬃce in 1992.
In 2009 she co-taught “Designing and Leading the Entrepreneurial Venture” for MBAs and other graduate students at MIT/Sloan. As part of Entrepreneurship Ventures, she trained over 70 ambitious startups in Quebec, and for four years she co-lead the Valencia Global Growth Program, which has trained more than ﬁfty ambitious startups from the Valencian region.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of reacHIRE, a venture-funded company founded to train and place experienced women returning to the workforce.
Morse is a Trustee of the Museum of Science (Boston), and the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust. She is a Trustee of the Mass General Hospital Physicians Organization and serves on the Compliance and Compensation Committees. She is also a member of Hestia, a charitable giving circle.