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Speaker Snapshot: Wendi Sturgis, EVP Yext

Bio

After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Wendi Sturgis began an incredible career in the tech industry. She’s held executive roles in organizations including Oracle, Gartner, and Yahoo! Inc. In 2013, Wendi accepted a role as Chief Customer Officer with Yext, a business-tailored SaaS hailed as one of America’s fastest growing companies.

Interesting Background

With Wendi Sturgis, success knows no boundaries. Since her graduation from Georgia Tech, she’s since gone back as Chair of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board. There, she works to strengthen the engineering program and empowers younger generations, especially women, to pursue careers in the tech space.

Speaking of empowerment, Wendi is the Vice Chair of the National Board of Step Up Women’s Network. Step Up works to end the high school dropout crisis by offering mentorships, after-school programs, and fundraisers to young women around the U.S. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors of Dailyworth.com, a private financial media company headquartered in New York City. And if those weren’t enough to keep her busy, Wendi is also very active in the New York start-up community.

Wendi’s well-rounded expertise sits in the middle of technology, marketing, and digital landscapes. With her vast expertise and experience working with some of the biggest companies in the U.S. (and whose current endeavour shows promise among giants), there’s no doubt that Wendi’s approach, management, and inspiring passion are responsible for success wherever she takes charge.

Noteable Quote

“I discovered my passion for technology while in the Co-Op program at Georgia Tech and it changed my path forever. We have an opportunity to show young people that STEM studies are exciting, rewarding, and can create incredible career opportunities.”

Wendi is speaking on May 18, 2017 in Hoboken, NJ at Propelify Innovation Festival,  where 8,000+ innovators from across the Northeast unite for a must-attend day of tech, investors, talks, exhibitors, VR, drones, and music. Register For Propelify Now.

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