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Alexi Venneri

Alexi Venneri

Co-founder & CEO
Digital Air Strike

Alexi Venneri is the co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, the award-winning social media and digital engagement company. A pioneer in digital response, social marketing and online reputation management, Digital Air Strike’s mobile apps, software and managed service platform monitor, improve and manage consumer engagement for thousands of businesses in the United States and Canada including six of the largest automotive manufacturers.

Prior to co-founding the company, Alexi was President of Auto Media/Blue Flame 6 (part of The Van Tuyl Automotive Group which was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway), and VP of Marketing, PR & Investor Relations at Dealertrack (TRAK). Alexi was the 13th employee at Who’s Calling taking it from $200k to $70 million in just four years as Chief Marketing Officer. Alexi also served as the Director of Marketing for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. She is an accomplished public speaker and author of the best-selling book Balls! Six Rules for Winning the Business Game. She is currently working on her next book, due out this fall. In 2015, Automotive News named Alexi one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry for 2015.

Alexi 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. She supports numerous charitable organizations and works closely with ARME and the Beagle Freedom Project, nonprofit organizations that rescue and rehabilitate animals.

2017 Advisory Board

David Trinder 
CEO, F&I Administration Solutions and Advisory Board Chair

Brent Allen
President, StoneEagle Insurance Systems

Jimmy Atkinson 
President/CEO, AUL Corp 

Robert Berger Jr.
Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, Wise F&I

Bob Corbin
President and CEO, IAS

Ron Greer
Vice President of Provider Services, Open Dealer Exchange, LLC

Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company

Lori Hallissey
Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Reinsurance Services

Arden Hetland
President, American Financial and Automotive Services

Daniel Lievrouw
VP of Operations & I.T., American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Adam Pope
President, Warranty Solutions

Kelly Price
CEO, NAE NWAN

Mitch Rand
President, C&K Auto Parts, WIS Inspections

Tony Wanderon
CEO, National Auto Care