Susanna Kass

EVP, Head of Innovation and Sustainability Strategy
BASELAYER

Susanna Kass is Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation and Sustainability Strategy at BASELAYER Inc., a
startup company that manufactures advanced modular technology for data centers and sustainable energy infrastructure
management software for web scale cloud providers, Fortune 500 companies, and Utility providers. Susanna has a proven
track record of entrepreneurship and innovation success for Cloud Computing and Digitalization, Energy, eCommerce,
social media and Global Enterprise Transformation. She has held roles including Head of Innovation at NextEra Energy,
COO, International Operations at eBay Inc. and Trilliant Network, as well as General Manager at Hewlett Packard and Sun
Microsystems. Susanna is a co-lecturer at Stanford University Sustainability Urbanization Systems (SUS) in School of
Engineering, Graduate School of Business (GSB) in Corporate Strategy and SDSU Master of Business Entrepreneur
Program. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Distinguished GSB Alumna Award in Energy from
Stanford University, Distinguished MBA Alumna from Pepperdine University, Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from
NMSU, and Presidential Entrepreneur Award from SDSU. Susanna graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Executive Program, and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and BS in Computer Science and Business
Administration Marketing from SDSU.