|University of Houston , MBA||1982|
|Dickinson College , BS||1979|
|Math and Economics|
Pete Krainik founded the CMO CLUB in 2006 and currently has over 1300 CMOs as members. The club is designed for CMOs to help each other be more effective in current and future CMO positions. Pete has hosted CMO CLUB dinners in NYC, Boston, CT, Palo Alto, CA, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles to date, and continues to add more cities and CMOs each month. www.thecmoclub.com In addition, Pete is Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for QD Technology where he brings over 25 years of experience in IT, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales within the High Tech, Software, and Consumer Goods Industries. His leadership has been marked by successful efforts in aligning IT with Marketing and Sales organizations and combining the â€œArt of Customer Experienceâ€ with the â€œScience of Hitting Your Numbersâ€. Prior to joining QD, Pete served as AVAYAÂ´s Global Vice President of Marketing. In this role Pete was responsible for leading AvayaÂ´s integrated marketing team as well as working closely with the different business and IT divisions in order to maximize the companyÂ´s brand awareness, brand communications, demand generation and sales enablement. Prior to joining AVAYA he was Chief Marketing Officer for DoubleClick, the industry leader in online ad serving, permission based email and catalog list management and GM of the Consumer Goods division of Siebel Systems. Before Siebel Pete spent 15 years at Mars, Inc. While at Mars, Inc. he held numerous executive roles including VP Applications Development and Support, VP Sales and Chief eBusiness Officer. Pete has also held executive positions at i2 Technologies, Deloitte & Touche and Gulf Oil Corporation.