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Ted McKenna

SVP Research

Ted McKenna joined Tethr in 2018 as VP of IP Product Strategy and Management, with responsibility for insight creation and translation. Ted’s team works to help Tethr customers take action on identified insights – whether through application of Tethr categories, quantitative models that help make sense of conversation data or playbooks for moving along the Listening Enterprise Maturity Model.

Prior to Tethr, Ted led research teams at Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading Executive Search and Leadership Assessment company, with particular focus on: growth enablement, leadership advisory and board governance. Prior to that, he held research, advisory and product leadership roles of increasing seniority at CEB (now Gartner), with particular focus in CEB’s Sales and Marketing Practice.

While corny, it’s true: Ted is driven by an affinity for creativity and growth – along with an especially deep curiosity for innovative demand creation – and, accordingly, these themes have played a central role throughout his career. Ted is a graduate of the University of Iowa and lives in Chicago with his wife and two kids, cheering on (most) Chicago sports teams (White Sox fans do indeed exist).

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