Alexi Venneri

Alexi Venneri

venneri-alexiCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Air Strike

Alexi Venneri is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Air Strike, the award-winning automotive social media and digital engagement company. A pioneer in the automotive vertical for 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 six of the largest automotive manufacturers, dozens of the top dealer groups, and thousands of retail dealerships across North America, including more than 300 dealerships in Canada.

Prior to co-founding the company, Alexi was President of Auto Media/Blue Flame 6 (part of The Van Tuyl Automotive Group which was recently purchased by Berkshire Hathaway), and vice president of marketing, PR and investor relations at Dealertrack. 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 the Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners. She is an accomplished public speaker and author of the best-selling book Balls! Six Rules for Winning the Business Game. Automotive News named Alexi one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry for 2015.

Alexi has a Bachelor of Arts 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.