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Jackie Ross

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 through the 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, Jackie Ross.

Ricki Frankel, PCC, CPCC
Catalyst Partners, Inc, Executive Coach

Serge Lapointe
TD Bank Financial Group, Vice President of Marketing

Carl Monaco
Corporate Executive Board, Advisory Services

Kate Walton
Heidrick & Struggles, Global Practice Knowledge Director, Board & CEO Practice