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Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, Washington 98195

Kelly Wright

Lecturer of Marketing

Education

MBA University of Pennsylvania (1998)
BA Stanford University (1992)

Academic Expertise

culture
entrepreneurship
go-to-market
organizational behavior
sales
scaling
strategy

Positions Held

Member of Board of Directors for Amperity, Fastly, Even
Board of Advisors for data.world and previously for Dropbox
Executive Vice President, Sales at Tableau Software 2005 – 2016
Vice President Sales, AtHoc 1999 – 2005
Consultant, Bain & Company 1998 – 1999
Consultant, McKinsey & Company 1997
Mortgage Sales, Bank of America 1993 – 1996
Sales and Training, Dale Carnegie Training – 1992 – 1993
Sales and Management, The Southwestern Company 1988 – 1992

Selected Publications

  1. Building An Olympic Team
    Journal Article:Wright, K., (2018). Linkedin
  2. Guardian of the Culture
    Journal Article:Wright, K., (2018). Medium
  3. School of Hard Knocks
    Journal Article:Wright, K., (2018). Thrive Global

Academic Service

Board of Advisors for the Professional Sales Program at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business 2015 - Present
Stanford LEAD Council 2017 - Present
Stanford Seattle Advisors - 2018 - Present

Courses Taught

Marketing 579: Go-To-Market Strategy

Selected Presentations

GGV Founder Real Talk Podcast with Glenn Solomon and Crystal Huang – recorded April 19, 2018. Published September 2018. https://goinglongblog.com/founder-real-talk-episode-11-kelly-wright-former-evp-sales-tableau/
Sirius XM Business Radio 111 hosted by The Wharton School Career Talk with Dawn Graham on May 12, 2018 in Philadelphia at 20th Wharton Reunion https://shows.pippa.io/wbr-guest/kelly-breslin-wright
Southwestern The Action Catalyst Podcast with Dan Moore Part 1 of 2 – July 27, 2018 – Company Culture and Delegation - https://www.southwesternconsulting.com/danmoore/blog/company-culture-and-delegation-episode-245-of-the-action-catalyst-podcast-part-1-of-2/
Southwestern The Action Catalyst Podcast with Dan Moore Part 2 of 2 – August 2, 2018 – Keeping the Vision Alive - https://www.southwesternconsulting.com/danmoore/blog/keeping-the-vision-alive-episode-246-of-the-action-catalyst-podcast-part-2-of-2/