Jackie Ross, Principal
Jackie is a consummate connector with an insatiable curiosity about people. She wears two professional hats. As Founder and Principal of Ping Partners, she coaches 20- and 30-something professionals who ask, "Now what?" and "How do I get there?" As Director of Business Development with Walker, she helps leading B2B companies launch and enhance customer listening, retention, and acquisition programs.
Prior, Jackie led business development for World 50, a firm that hosts exclusive gatherings for the Fortune
100 C-suite. There she cultivated tight-knit relationships
with the world's top Chief Executive and Marketing Officers. Before joining World 50, Jackie oversaw $6 million in accounts for the Corporate Executive Board, a global management consulting firm. As Director of Client Services for the Advertising Roundtable,
she managed a portfolio of 250 marketing teams, including
Coca-Cola, Disney, Burger King, Yahoo!, Toyota,
eBay, Merrill Lynch, and Twentieth Century Fox.
In previous roles, Jackie led marketing and fundraising for the
National Mental Health Association, sported a jester's hat as an editor with The Motley Fool, and oversaw magazines for jet-skiers and truckers as an editor and publisher with Hammock Publishing. Her writing credits include SELF magazine, The Motley Fool, The Florida Times-Union, MyBusiness magazine, EUROPE magazine, and The Vanderbilt Hustler.
Jackie currently serves as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for
a child in foster care. She is also a Job-Seeker Mentor and served on
the Leadership Council of Upwardly
Global, a national nonprofit that offers career coaching to
professionally trained U.S. immigrants. She earned a B.A. in English and
Sociology from Vanderbilt
University and participated in the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program
through the Haas School of Business. She is also a trained coach
Coaches Training Institute.
Jackie lives in San Francisco and spends her free time walking up hills, seeking out the next best restaurant, and striving to reach the bottom of her magazine pile.
Ping’s Advisers are its brain trust and sounding
board. Each Adviser has played – and continues to play –
an integral role in shaping Ping and the success of its principal,
Ricki Frankel, PCC, CPCC
Catalyst Partners, Inc, Executive Coach
TD Bank Financial Group, Vice President of Marketing
Corporate Executive Board, Advisory Services
Heidrick & Struggles, Global Practice Knowledge Director,
Board & CEO Practice