Anne Krook began her career as an academic, as an assistant professor of 17th- and 18th-century British literature at the University of Michigan. Making a career change, she joined Amazon in 1997, and held a number of roles over 13 years at the company, including website development and deployment, international website development and team management, internal audit, business continuity planning, and infrastructure. She then served as VP, Operations at Mindbloom, a maker of personal engagement software, and joined Synapse as VP, Operations in November 2012. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal, a national nonprofit devoted to the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV. In her spare time, she enjoys reading murder mysteries and watching sports of all kinds on TV.