Alexi Venneri – AUTOVATE 2019

Alexi Venneri – AUTOVATE 2019

Alexi Venneri is the co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, the award-winning social media, intelligent lead response, and consumer engagement technology company. A pioneer in the automotive industry for digital response, social marketing and online reputation management, Digital Air Strike’s software and managed service platform monitor, improve and manage consumer engagement for 5,000 businesses including seven of the largest automotive manufacturers, in the United States, Canada, and 11 additional countries.

In 2010 in the middle of a recession, Venneri saw a need for dealerships to revolutionize the way they use social media and review sites to sell more cars and build customer loyalty.  Together with a few like-minded individuals, Venneri founded Digital Air Strike. Because of her leadership and vision, Digital Air Strike has grown to over 175 employees with five offices nationwide. Today, Digital Air Strike’s products, solutions, team and technology influence 34% of all vehicle sales nationwide.

Venneri’s prior positions include President of Auto Media/Blue Flame 6 (part of The Van Tuyl Automotive Group), VP of Marketing, PR & Investor Relations at DealerTrack (TRAK), CMO at Who’s Calling and Director of Marketing for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. Venneri is an accomplished public speaker and author of the best-selling book Balls! Six Rules for Winning Today’s Business Game. In 2015, Venneri was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the automotive industry.

Venneri has a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Calgary and is an accredited trainer at the University of Washington as well as The Pacific Institute. Venneri supports numerous charitable organizations and works closely with ARME and the Beagle Freedom Project, nonprofit organizations that rescue and rehabilitate animals.