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keith_piguesKeith is a thought leader and widely sought after speaker and advisor on company growth and strategic marketing. His experience includes c-suite executive leadership positions in marketing and strategy. He also served as a tenured professor of Management, dean of the School of Business and Senior Academic and Administrative Officer at North Carolina Central University. He is co-author of Winning with Customers: A Playbook for B2B (Pigues and Alderman, Wiley & Sons, 2010). He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning and sales leadership at firms ranging from the Fortune 100 to mid-market private equity backed firms in a range of industries, including information technology, healthcare, agriculture biotechnology, automotive, commercial printing and building products. Keith has held executive positions in marketing and strategy at CEMEX, RR Donnelley, ADP and Honeywell International.

Keith serves on the board of directors of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight and the Research Triangle Foundation. He also serves on the board of advisors for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise. He previously served as an independent director for Prometheus Group, a private-equity backed software company, as well as a board member for the Business Marketing Association (BMA), where he was board chairman.

Keiths accomplishments and contributions as a business executive, speaker, thought leader and author have been recognized by Best Seller TV, the C-Suite Book Club, Inc. Magazine, Frost & Sullivan, Canadian Marketing Association, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, BtoB Magazine, Business Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Yahoo! Finance and CNBC. Black Enterprise Magazine named Keith as one of its top executives in marketing and advertising for 2011. B2B Magazine recognized him as a leading senior marketing practitioner and a member of Whos Who in B-to-B in 2007 and 2010. He was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Keith received his MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he participated in an international exchange program at Manchester University School of Business in the United Kingdom. He also received a BS in electrical engineering from Christian Brothers University.