Patricia Waldron

CEO & Founder, Vision First; Board Member, San Diego City College (SDCC) Foundation

Patricia leads at the forefront of the intersection of consumers, brands, technology and data. Before founding Vision First, a business strategy and marketing advisory firm, she amassed a 20+ year track record of delivering innovative strategies, solutions, and marketing initiatives that help companies stand out in a crowded market.

Patricia has held executive positions in marketing, solution, and business development at esteemed, global organizations including IBM Corporation, Cognos, Lawson Software, Fujitsu and The Pillusbury Company. Patricia is well known for her creative style, leadership and passion for excellence.

She’s a Contributing Editor at RetailWire, a well-informed and thought-provoking speaker and has presented at global industry events, including World Retail Congress (WRC), Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Retail Leaders Forum, The Retail Summit and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Patricia is a Board Member of the San Diego City College (SDCC) Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of professionals who are passionate about education. SDCC is located in vibrant, diverse downtown San Diego and has an enrollment of 17,000 students.

Areas of expertise

Buyer Journey
Segment & Industry Marketing
Product Launches
Initiative Launches
Sales & Operations Engagement

Executive Experience

Vision First
CEO & Founder
San Diego City College Foundation (SDCC)
Board Member
Global Director Consumer Industry Marketing
Global Retail Industry Solutions Leader
WW Distribution Sector Executive
AVP Global Retail Industry
Lawson Software
Director Retail Industry
Director of Marketing Services
Marketing Manager
ICL Fujitsu
Supervisor Restaurant Systems
S&A Restaurant Corp

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