Linda Ranz

CEO of Cruz

Linda Ranz is currently building a startup designed to give back to those in need. Cruz, a lifestyle brand, is creating customized clothing (in partnership with Adi Collective that empowers women who have immigrated to the US). Linda was previously the Director of New Products for Amazon. In this role, she was responsible for hardware and software product management of multimodal Echo products (Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Echo Look) and the future Echo product roadmap. Linda has over 15 years of experience leading projects in the high tech space in retail (Starbucks, Amazon) and B2B (Getty Images) ecommerce, consumer products, and wireless. She completed a 6-year stint in the nonprofit world at Medical Teams International where she oversaw a capital campaign, website redesign, organizational rebrand, and finished there as VP, Marketing and Development. Linda has previously served on the boards of Union Gospel Mission (appx 10 years, participated in executive search committee for CEO transition, chaired the capital campaign for a women and children’s shelter), and Prolifiq Software (a startup software company). Linda currently serves on the board of the Stewardship Foundation.”