Kris Paulson is a strategic marketing executive who is driven to help leadership teams achieve next-level growth. With high energy and a grounded approach, she ensures organizations gain marketing strategies that are realistic, measurable and sustainable for accelerating company objectives.
I am a results-oriented, action-minded marketing leader with 20+ years of experience in agency, corporate and consultancy settings. The majority of my career has been in B2B SaaS/technology and professional services, from start-ups to global, highly matrixed organizations. My collaborative spirit enables me to easily adapt to various leadership styles and team dynamics, all with an eye on shaping and building initiatives that drive leads, increase brand awareness and accelerate growth.
My favorite clients are those that have a well-regarded product or service, but now need the marketing expertise to take that success much further. That’s where I love to jump in: I’ll help you get strategic about marketing in a way that’s realistic and sustainable for your organization. As your CMO, I examine all components of the marketing engine – strategy, processes, resources, systems and metrics – and build you a solution that is bold, long-lasting and effective.
Let’s do this!
What you see is what you get with me: I’m an enthusiastic, open and authentic individual fueled by the energy of people. My family of three resides in Minnesota, where I was born and raised myself. My world revolves around my dear family and friends, and there’s nothing I love more than poolside entertaining in the summertime. We don’t really enter the house until the leaves start to drop…and then we just take the entertaining indoors!
I surprised myself recently by becoming obsessed with cooking. I simply started out by making one new recipe a week, and now it’s snowballed into me thinking I’m chef material. I also love interior decorating. I rarely walk into a house and don’t have the urge to move a piece of furniture or re-arrange the décor.
Many, many years ago I had the privilege of eating lunch with Elvis Presley’s cook, Mary Jenkins. I’ll tell you the story sometime…