Chief Marketing Officer
The Graybird Foundation clients inspire Renée to dig deep and make bold marketing moves on their behalf. After a successful Silicon Valley career in high-tech marketing, she now combines her skills in branding, communications and project management with her passion to mentor nonprofit professionals. Clients on the Graybird roster include Berkeley Symphony, Crystal Springs Upland School, Foundation for a College Education, Gatepath, Golden State Youth Orchestra, LifeMoves, Reach for Home, and Surviving Skokie.
As Chief Marketing Office at Graybird Foundation, Renée is responsible for guiding client marketing strategy, bringing together skilled teams, and mentoring clients as they take ownership of their new brands. She draws from a background in public relations, customer marketing and product launches, with previous management roles at Silicon Graphics, BEA/Oracle and VMware, and consulting with numerous startups. Renée’s evolution into the nonprofit sector is her way of giving back.
The travel adventure on my bucket list is
Sailing the South Pacific
Celebrity who would play me in a movie
A nerdy thing I love to do
Is recite Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I [ … ] everyday
Pray for my children and my sanity
As a kid I was always in trouble for
Talking too much in class
My favorite restaurant is
Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay
Favorite part of my job
Mentoring up-and-coming marketers