Who Inspire Us
Burke is co-founder of Desktop.com, a Web-based applications
provider for consumers and developers. Prior to co-founding Desktop.com,
Burke helped catapult Four11/RocketMail into the industry limelight
in her role as director of business development and marketing. She
was an original member of Four11's product team, instrumental in
creating and launching Rocketmail.com, the Web-based email service
that later became Yahoo! Mail.
1997, Yahoo! Corporation purchased Four11 and Burke joined Yahoo!
as director of production responsible for building the company's
Web-based communications and personal productivity tools. In this
position, Ms. Burke managed the development of some of Yahoo!'s
most popular services, including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Calendar, Yahoo!
Address Book and Yahoo! Small Business.
to joining Four11, Burke held a variety of product development,
marketing and business development positions with NetDynamics (acquired
by Sun Microsystems) and America Online. She also worked for First
Boston Credit Suisse.
holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics
from Stanford University.