Lauren Kelly Joins Prophet as Board Member

August 20, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Earlier this month Lauren Kelly joined global consulting firm, Prophet, as the newest member of its board of directors. Lauren’s rich experience in consulting, growth strategy, strategic execution, marketing and digital transformation will be invaluable to the board and the firm as Prophet continues its evolution.

“We’re in a whole new era of disruption which requires new thinking and transformative approaches to growth,” said Lauren.” This is why I am thrilled to join the board of Prophet, and help this incredible team continue to drive iterative solutions and long-term value for clients amidst a forever changing landscape.”

Lauren’s broad and diverse background across a range of marketing and growth leadership roles is perfectly suited to Prophet – both the strengths that we have built the firm around and the new areas we are investing in.  She currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer at ThoughtExchange, an enterprise discussion management platform that allows leaders to quickly gain critical insights and improve decision-making in large groups.

Prior to ThoughtExchange, Lauren served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Office Properties. She has also held other leadership roles at organizations including Dell and Pepsi Co, as well as starting her career at Monitor, now part of Deloitte Consulting. Outside of her primary roles, Lauren has years of industry experience advising and coaching business leaders across categories and sectors in strategy and marketing and has earned awards including California Diversity Council’s 2020 Top 50 Diverse Leaders and 2020 CMO of the Year by the Internet Marketing Association. 

In addition to Prophet’s board of directors, Lauren has served on the boards of Internet Marketing Association, CEO Leadership Alliance and is a founding member of Black Executive CMO Alliance.

“We are excited to have Lauren join Prophet with her diverse, relevant leadership experience,” said Michael Dunn, CEO and Chairman at Prophet. “She has worked in consulting, has driven growth strategy and execution in large enterprises, and has taken on growth marketing leadership roles with large incumbents as well as with early-stage tech disruptors. Each piece of Lauren’s professional journey is so relevant to where we are pointing the firm. Her addition to the board is surely one that will help propel Prophet forward.”

About Prophet

Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients unlock uncommon growth by developing new business models, reimagining brands and experiences, driving demand and customer engagement and empowering people to transform their organizations. The largest privately-owned firm of its kind, Prophet brings a unique blend of creative and strategy to identify paths to purposeful, transformative and sustainable growth. Based in San Francisco, with 12 global offices and more than 500 strategists, data analysts, marketers, digital experts and creatives, Prophet has worked with the world’s most successful companies, including AXA, CVS Health, The Home Depot, Samsung, T-Mobile, and UBS, partnering with them from ideation to in-market execution.