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, INC, 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, and how communications is affected by digital and technology.

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.

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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