SVBJ Women of Influence

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SVBJ Women of Influence
Tiffany & Co. awards on display prior to the Women of Influence Awards presentation in 2018.

Aerospike’s Sherry Prescott-Willis was recently named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Women of Influence, Class of 2020.” We are thrilled to see her receive this well-deserved distinction.

Each year, the Journal recognizes outstanding achievements by women from all parts of the Bay Area. This includes corporations, startups, small businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, education and community services. Winners are chosen by a panel of Business Journal editors and past Women of Influence honorees.

Sherry’s roots run deep in Silicon Valley. Since receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, Sherry has spent the past 25 years as an innovator and marketing leader for a variety of organizations in the Bay Area.

In Sherry’s words, “Innovative technology can help engage communities and serve a larger purpose. Enabling companies to connect customers and prospects to the belief that they are part of the positive change that technology can offer is a critical part of what makes an effective marketing program.” 

It is this kind of commitment to “a larger purpose” that surely caught the attention of the judges.

Typically, the Business Journal hosts a special dinner event to coincide with the issue’s May publication. But with shelter-in-place orders still in effect, the dinner will be held on October 15. Regardless of when the dinner is held, we are delighted for Sherry and fortunate that she is a part of the Aerospike team.

Congratulations Sherry!


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    Bill Odell, Aerospike Chief Marketing Officer

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    Bill Odell has spent over 25 years in the trenches launching new products, building businesses and leading high performance marketing organizations. He is passionate about helping educate customers on how to apply new technology solutions that help drive transformative business outcomes. Bill has held executive positions at Cisco, Dell Software and SonicWall as well as multiple category-creating growth stage B2B technology companies.