Linda Thompson

Linda is an accomplished, results-oriented technology marketing executive with a 20-year track record of delivering revenue growth for everything from Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She possesses a proven ability to develop and execute business strategies that consistently exceed revenue objectives. Her approach has been described as disciplined, smart, and results-oriented.

As a consultant specializing in marketing and business strategy and execution, Linda has been able to help clients address concerns around achieving revenue growth -- even in a stagnating market -- by identifying and effectively positioning them to win in growth segments and by stepping in as an interim executive to ensure successful implementation. Results have included increased visibility and brand awareness; >4x lead flow and increased opportunity pipeline; and higher-level engagements which have resulted in bigger deals and shortened sales cycles.

In her most recent corporate role as vice president of Corporate Alliances at Enea AB, a $120M publicly held Swedish networking software company, Linda developed and implemented a comprehensive channel and ecosystem strategy that transformed Alliances into a powerful asset for the organization.

Her previous roles include senior positions at Intel, Mentor Graphics and start-up Ready Systems. During her tenure at Intel, Linda held several key positions including acting as an in-house business consultant to Intel's embedded silicon business unit. In these roles, Linda launched new product lines, established platform strategies and led a succession of high-performance operational teams distributed across three continents.

Linda achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science cum laude at the University of Colorado, Boulder, attaining numerous honors including Outstanding Senior in Electrical Engineering.