Hao Nguyen, an accomplished consultant and business leader with 17 years of experience, has driven client growth and success at top firms such as McKinsey & Company, Red Hat / IBM, and Abt Associates. Currently, Hao leads Nine Sky Consulting as Founder and President, focusing on accelerating growth for B2B businesses in the digital space.
Drawing from her multicultural background and experience as an immigrant born in a refugee camp, Hao's deep sense of empathy and curiosity allow her to excel at translating big ideas into clear, data-driven outcomes. Her adaptability and innovation stem from her unique life experiences, enabling her to bring clarity and consensus to complex challenges. This includes, as a director at IBM, driving global alignment between marketing, sales, and product teams, supporting 4,000 sellers across 43+ products. Additionally, she has helped organizations grow by initiating and expanding marketing and strategy programs.
Hao holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a BA in English from Wellesley College. Her accomplishments are highlighted by a Marcomm Gold Award and a peer-voted Red Hat Product Marketing Excellence Award. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and nine year old son.