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Christine M. 'Chris' Yaeger Coleman

Job Title - Executive, Vice President of Marketing for Yakabod
Current Location - Atlanta, GA
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Update 10/3/2010 - Chris is working as Executive, Vice President of Marketing for Yakabod, a provider of Enterprise 2.0 knowledge management and sharing solution in Frederick, MD.  "I'm commuting to Frederick from Atlanta...lots of frequent flier miles." 

Chris Coleman is a speaker, author and marketer who has branded and promoted more than 200 companies nationwide. After founding and running an Atlanta advertising agency for 16 years, she joined the executive team that turned a dot-com bomb into the fastest-growing Internet security service in the world. She has been featured in publications as wide-ranging as Investor's Business Daily and Cosmopolitan. Chris is the author of two books and a sought-after speaker whose views about marketing and leadership are candid and lively. Chris wrote The Green Banana Papers: Marketing Secrets for Technology Entrepreneurs (St. Barthelemy Press, 2001), and Winning the Technology Talent War (McGraw Hill, 2002). Her next book, Guess What They Say Behind Your Back, will be published in 2006.  She is a contributor to IT Recruiter magazine, Bottom Up: The Online Publication for Entrepreneurs, e.Thailand, and a member of the National Speakers Association. Chris is president-elect of the Business & Technology Alliance in Georgia, serves on the Board of Directors of the Technology Executives Roundtable, and has been listed in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who In Technology" every year since 1995.  

Chris is a well-known presenter and workshop facilitator. A cross-section of her speaking engagements includes the American Marketing Association; Association of Internet Marketing Professionals; Business Marketing Association, Emory University; Duke University Alumni Association; Economic Development Council of Northern Ireland; Harvard Business School Alumni Association; IBM; Sales and Marketing Executives International; Technology Executives Roundtable; The Entrepreneur's Bootcamp; and The University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Chris is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and a member of the National Speakers Association.


Chris's new book: "The Green Banana Papers : Marketing Secrets for Technology Entrepreneurs," was published in October, 2000 by St. Barthelemy Press.

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