Board of directors experience

Glenn’s expertise as a board member is guiding companies through the treacherous waters of technology disruption.


Glenn Gow has been a board member of three companies, an advisory board member, and a board observer. In his role as a Partner at Clear Ventures, he also coaches CEOs. His specialty is working as a board member to help guide companies through technology disruptions. He has advised numerous leading tech companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many more, on strategy.

Presently, he serves as a Partner at Clear Ventures – a VC firm whose partners have produced 34 exits yielding $52 billion from 8 IPOs and 24 acquisitions. As a board observer for Clear Ventures portfolio companies, he is responsible for helping management teams accelerate growth by leveraging technology.

Glenn brings extensive technology domain expertise at the Board level, helping companies determine how to take advantage of the digital transformations happening with their customers and their competitors.

Glenn is a respected thought leader on a variety of technology marketing and digital transformation topics. His articles have been published in Forbes, Fortune, CIO Magazine, Inc., and InfoWorld. He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of technology-enabled growth and has spoken at the National Association of Corporate Directors, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Harvard Business School, Northern California Venture Capital Association.

Glenn has produced a popular podcast called Moneyball for Marketing (about data analytics) and, authored the book Revenue and the CMO – How Marketing Will Impact Revenue Through Big Data and Social Selling.

Glenn holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA in Quantitative Management from the University of Florida. Glenn advises Stanford Engineering and Computer Science students on digital transformation and business.

Glenn is an avid sportsman and adventurer. His favorite activities include skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving, rock climbing, skydiving, kayaking, paddle boarding, kiteboarding, and surfing with friends and family.

Here is more detail on Glenn’s Board Experience:

Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Crimson Consulting Group

Glenn ran this highly successful strategy consulting firm, while serving as Chairman of the Board. The company helped Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, SAP, Seagate, VMware and many start-ups become even more successful through strategic marketing consultation.

Member Board Of Directors, acuteIQ

As a board member, he advised the CEO on strategy, corporate structure, product roadmap, market adoption, and positioning. acuteIQ is a customer acquisition platform that uses artificial intelligence and first-party data to deliver a 4X improvement in performance. The company was acquired.

Advisory Board Member,

As an advisory board member, he advised the CEO on the transition from a professional services firm to a subscription-based revenue company. is a company collects consumer data from celebrity fans to enable pinpoint targeting, resulting in massive improvement in revenue across multiple venues and channels. Company was acquired.

Member Board Of Directors, Ventra Systems

As a board member, he contributed to strategy, governance and compensation issues. Ventra is a revolutionary water processing system to remove toxins from groundwater. The company was acquired.

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- Glenn Gow

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