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Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn

President and CEO, Peritus Partners, Inc.; Former IBM Vice President; Board of Director for Public and Private Companies; 2015 "Women in Technology Hall of Fame" Inductee

Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn is CEO and President of Peritus Partners, Inc., a global technology based business and marketing firm recognized for creating market leaders and increasing their valuation leading to the next level growth or M&A or IPO. Prior, she was Vice President of IBM Corporation.

Currently, she serves as Board of Director and Audit Chair for Violin Memory (a public software and flash memory manufacturer), Board of Director for EvenaMed (Internet of Things smart wearables), and Advisory Board for Speed Track (data analytics). Prior, she was on the Board of Director for NetLine Corporation, Association of Corporate Growth, American Electronics, and Board of Trustee and Board of Director for Villa Montalvo.

Recognized as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, she also serves on the teaching staff of NACD and Stanford University Board of Director’s College. Prior, she was on the Commercialization Board for Nevada Institute of Renewable energy, and the Advisory Board for Clean Tech and Sustainable Industries, and other companies.

Cheemin has over 25 years in technology, from product development, digital marketing, and global operations to data center management, including running a multi-$ billion dollar business as IBM Vice-President. Further, she was Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer for NetLine Corporation, and worked with other companies leading transformation and leveraging disruptive technologies (social, mobile, analytics, cloud + cyber security) to scale growth.

In 2015, she was inducted into the “Women in Technology Hall of Fame”, a program supported since President Clinton’s administration. She was invited to speak at the United Nations on global growth and recognized as one of the most outstanding and influential executives, receiving the Silicon Valley Business Journal “Woman of Influence Award,” YWCA “Tribute to Women in Industry Award ,” AACI Asian “Star Award, ” and the Nat’l Business Marketing Association Award for Mobile.

She holds a Doctorate degree in “Computer based Management Information Systems and Organizational Change” from the University of Houston and completed Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program and Harvard University Leadership Program.