Oct 23 – 25, 2018 | New York City

Chris Penner

Executive Vice President, Global Partners, Yext

Chris is Yext’s Executive Vice President, Global Partners. He leads both the U.S. and International Partner and Alliance strategy and indirect sales teams.

Prior to Yext, Chris was an Operating Partner at Menlo Ventures. He previously served as the Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales and Alliances at Box, which he helped scale from $25M to $500M in revenues, and contributed to a successful IPO. Before joining Box, Chris held a number of senior leadership, alliance, and solution roles at NetApp, during the company’s most explosive growth period — scaling from $1B in revenue to over $6B.  

He has also held leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting, Agilent Technologies, Interwoven (now HP), Plumtree (now Oracle), Kaiser Permanente, and Apple.

Chris holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, as well as a BS in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University, where he also serves on the Dean’s advisory council of the Orfalea College of Business.

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