Linda retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TDL Infomedia Limited in the United Kingdom. In 1997, she participated in a management buyout of the company and eventually sold the company to Seat Pagine Gialle, S.p.A. She served on the Group Executive Committee of Seat Pagine Gialle, S.p.A. (Italy) and on the Board of Directors of TDL Infomedia Limited (UK), Thomson Directories Limited (UK), TDL Infospace Europe (UK), Thomson Directories Pension Company Limited (UK), Mobile Commerce (UK) and Europages SA (France). Under Linda’s leadership, Thomson Directories Limited was recognized as one of the “Times Top 100 Companies in the UK” and received the “Investors in People Award”. The Thomson Directories Pension Company Limited was recognized for “Trustee Excellence” as well as being named the “Best Small Pension Scheme in the UK”.
Prior to moving to the UK in 1995, she held a number of senior management positions at US West including Vice President-Small Business Services, Vice President-Business and Government Services and Vice President-Mass Market Service Delivery. Over the years, she was active in many community organizations and served on numerous boards.
Linda relocated to the US in 2007 and is currently Chairman and CEO of Mountain Capital, LLC, an investment company. She is President of the ELM Family Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Vail Mountain School and Chartrounds. Linda is also on the Board of Directors of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation and is Co-Chair of UND’s National Campaign.
Linda earned a BSBA in business administration from the University of North Dakota in 1976, graduating with honors. She also attended the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University completing their Executive Programs.