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Kelly Breslin Wright

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

Kelly Breslin Wright

Affiliate Instructor of Marketing and International Business


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

Academic Expertise

organizational behavior

Positions Held

Operational Roles:
• Culture Driven Sales, Founder & CEO
• Gong, President & Chief Operating Officer
• Tableau Software (formerly NYSE: DATA), Executive Vice President, Sales (Chief Revenue Officer)
• AtHoc, Vice President Sales
• Bain & Company, Consultant
• McKinsey & Company, Consultant
• Bank of America, Mortgage Sales
• Dale Carnegie Training, Sales and Training
• Southwestern Advantage, Sales
Board and Advising Roles:
• Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), a public technology company (Audit Committee and Compensation Committee)
• Plum (NASDAQ: PLMIU), a SPAC (NomGov Committee)
• Lucid, a late-stage private technology company (NomGov Committee Chair and Audit Committee)
• Gong, late-stage Artificial Intelligence company, where she served on the board before and after COO role
• Even, a private fintech company acquired by Walmart (Compensation Committee Chair)
• Amperity, a private Customer Data Platform company.
• Board Advisor to data.world, Hyperproof, Cien, Dropbox (NASDAQ: DBX), and Asana (NYSE: ASAN)

Selected Publications

  1. 3 Traits Executives Need to Thrive
    Journal Article:K Wright, (2022). LinkedIn,
  2. Entrepreneur: 5 Key Ingredients Every Company Needs in Their Strategic Narrative
    Journal Article:K Wright, (2022). Entrepreneur,
  3. Seven Secrets to Scaling Success – From Zero to $1B
    Journal Article:Wright, K., (2022). Linkedin,
  4. Create a Winning Company Culture
    Journal Article:K Wright, (2021). LinkedIn,
  5. Best Practices to Achieve A Board Seat
    Journal Article:K Wright, (2020). LinkedIn,
  6. Why Mission and Vision Really Do Matter
    Journal Article:K Wright, (2019). Medium,

Academic Service

Stanford Seattle Advisors – 2018 – Present
Stanford LEAD Council – 2017 – Present
UW Foster Professional Sales Program – 2015 – 2021

Courses Taught

Marketing 579: Culture Driven Sales & Go-To-Market Strategy