KAI D. WRIGHT

KAI D. WRIGHT

Kai is a strategy advisor to C-suite executives, startup founders, marketers, and talent. He focuses on how to make things sticky, shareable, and culturally-infectious. His work concentrates on the intersection of communication, culture, and tech/digital. In 2018, he looked at 1,500 fast-growing companies from Alibaba to Zara to find growth anomalies, developing a new five-part branding system called LAVEC.

He has been recognized as a leader by Forbes, Adweek, Cablefax, C-Suite Quarterly, and the Advertising Research Foundation. In addition to serving as a strategy advisor, he is a lecturer at Columbia University. As a scholar-practitioner, his academic focus is influence, rhetoric, and persuasion.

Specializing in big launches, he has worked on the management team for a $100 million media platform founded by Sean Diddy Combs, started a tech accelerator for Atom Factory (whose portfolio includes 100+ leading startups from Uber to Spotify), developed strategy for album launches (Meghan Trainor, Kamasi Washington, and Benny Cassette), and managed strategic planning for $100 million integrated marketing campaigns for Bank of America, HP, McDonald's, Bacardi, and L’Oreal. He sleeps 8-10 hours nightly.

In 2016, he launched Harlem Tech Village to apply scalable solutions to closing the tech access and education gap for young adults.

Kai earned a masters in strategic communication from Columbia University and a bachelors in economics from The University of Chicago. An avid traveler, Kai lived in Germany during childhood and has visited over 20 countries. A trend-eating tech-evangelist, Kai also has a wicked talent for photography. He resides in New York City.

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