Kelly Breslin Wright

Advisor, Board Director and Member (multiple boards)
Wharton alumni

Kelly Breslin Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has broad depth of experience in driving companies to best leverage technology, data, information, and the cloud in the digital age, all key board discussion areas. Her consulting experience prepared her to strategically tackle business challenges and problem solve. Kelly’s operating career and board experience has equipped her to provide insight on hyper-growth, strategy development, global operations and expansion, process improvement, corporate culture, and people management. Kelly recently retired from Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) as Executive Vice President Sales after a 12-year run. Kelly joined Tableau as the company’s first salesperson one month prior to the launch of v1.0, and she helped grow Tableau into a multibillion-dollar public company as a key member of the executive team. She grew Tableau’s worldwide sales and field operations from zero to $850M in revenue and managed over half of Tableau’s global team as the company grew to over 3,400 employees. In addition to building a public company, Kelly has hired thousands of employees and has been instrumental in building strong corporate cultures and high performance teams. Kelly is an accomplished speaker on topics including Sales, Culture, High Performing Teams, Operational Excellence, Diversity, and Scaling.

Wharton Graduate (WG’98)


On Wharton Business Radio

Career Talk: May 12, 2018 Episode Featured ImageCareer Talk: May 12, 2018

Host Dawn Graham is joined by Lee Leibowitz (Director, Service Line Analytics and Strategy, University of Pennsylvania Health System) and Kelly Breslin Wright (Advisor, Board Director and Member (multiple boards)) on the Saturday, May 12, 2018 edition of Career Talk.

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