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Brian Dennehy Brian Dennehy, PhD
CMO, Nordstrom

Former CMO, Silicon Valley Bank

Brian is CMO of Nordstrom Inc, a leading fashion specialty retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. The company has grown from a small Seattle shoe shop to the global company it is today. Nordstrom currently serves customers in 44 countries and 31 states with 117 full-line stores, 119 Nordstrom Rack locations, two Jeffrey boutiques, one clearance store and

Their private sale subsidiary, HauteLook, gives customers exclusive access to limited-time sale events on top fashion brands; and their NYC treasure&bond boutique connects the company to the community with buzz-worthy events and through the donation of 100% of its profits to local charities.

Brian Dennehy recently completed his tenure as CMO for Silicon Valley Bank, the first CMO in Silicon Vally Bank's 28-year history. SVB Financial Group, banking the world’s most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, provides commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide.

Brian joined SVB following nearly ten years of marketing and leadership roles at Intuit, Inc. where he was most recently Vice President of Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Data Optimization. In that position he created a company-wide strategy to use data to improve Intuit’s products and customer experiences, as well as sales, marketing, and operations.

Earlier in his tenure, he was Vice President of Small Business Marketing, overseeing such brands as QuickBooks and Quicken, as well as the broader ecosystem of Intuit’s products and web-based services targeted at small business. He also served as Vice President of Marketing of TurboTax, as well as the Director of Intuit's marketing into retail, OEM and other indirect channels.

Prior to joining Intuit, Dennehy was a strategy consultant at the global consultancy of Bain & Company, and held several management positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Dennehy holds a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in diplomatic history from Georgetown University, and a bachelor's degree in history and English from the University of Washington.

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