Laura Francis
Laura Francis is chief knowledge officer for River, a mentoring software company based in Denver. Laura is responsible for consulting River’s clients around strategies for launching and expanding their mentoring programs. She also oversees the Marketing Department for River, including all content creation, external and internal communications for the company, branding, marketing strategy, and lead generation.

Laura has been with River since 2000 and was part of the team that launched the first-ever commercially available online mentoring software in 2001. She has more than 20 years of experience focused on mentoring, writing, thought leadership, and strategic innovation.

The proud mom of a child with disabilities, she enjoys writing about the connections she sees in her personal life and professional life. Her articles can be found on such sites as ATD, Training Journal, Chief Learning Officer, Training Industry, and on River’s website.

Laura has a BA in Communications from Mount St. Joseph University.