Kim McNealy

Chief Marketing Officer

Kim has more than 25 years of management experience in marketing, innovation and leadership development. Prior to joining Ascent, Kim founded CMO Mojo, teaching lean marketing practices, enabling technology based start-ups to effectively scale their product and marketing impact. Prior to CMO Mojo, Kim was VP Marketing and User Experience (UX) at Global Analytics, tripling UK market share while creating marketing and UX capabilities in the US, UK and India. Kim was also previously the Marketing Director at Intuit, leading the Marketing Strategy Team for TurboTax, and previously created the innovative New Initiatives Team within Intuit’s Consumer Group.  While there, Kim was recognized as a catalyst for consumer driven innovation and employee leadership development. Prior to Intuit, Kim, a Marketing/Brand Manager at General Mills, focused on bringing new consumer branded products to market within Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury & Nature Valley. Previous to his career in business, Kim was a US Navy nuclear submarine officer. Kim received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute, and his undergraduate degree from the US Naval Academy.