Linda M. Connly has served since 2020 as an Expert Partner on sales and go-to-market transformation for Bain & Company’s Commercial Excellence practice, a management consultancy that provides advice to public, private and non-profit organizations. Ms. Connly previously served Bain & Company as a Strategic Advisor on go-to-market transformations and specializing in high velocity sales models from 2018 to 2020. In addition, Ms. Connly has served since 2018 as Chief Executive Officer of The Connly Advisory Group LLC, a consulting practice she founded that provides services to diagnose sales issues and design go-to-market models. Prior to her current roles, she was Interim Executive Vice President of Rackspace, a managed cloud computing company, where she led transformation for a $1.8 billion managed services business from 2018 to 2019. Prior to that, she held numerous roles at EMC Corporation between 2000 and 2016 including serving as SVP, EMC lead for Global Go-To-Market Integration where she led the 2015 go-to-market integration for Dell Technology and EMC, the largest technology merger in history to date. She continued to serve in leadership roles at Dell Technology after the merger, including SVP, Enterprise Customer Strategy & Advocacy from 2016 to 2017 and VP, Global Center of Competency, Infrastructure Solutions Group from 2017 to 2018.
Ms. Connly serves as a board member of PortCo/Presidio, a leading North American information technology solutions provider focused on digital infrastructure, business analytics, cloud, security and emerging solutions, and is a trustee of Saint Anselm College. Most recently, Ms. Connly served as an advisor for Wasabi Technologies, a private company providing cloud storage solutions. In addition, in 2019, Ms. Connly served as an independent public director for Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), a cloud-based backup and security SaaS provider, until its acquisition by OpenText that year.
In 2014, Ms. Connly was presented the Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award in the category of “Achievement in Management.” In addition, she was also named by VAR Business magazine as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” and by CRN (Computer Reseller News) magazine as one of the “Top 100 Unsung Heroes.”