Donna Bletzinger is the founder of Dyer Stephenson, a San Francisco Bay Area thought leadership consultancy.
She is a respected advisor and coach experienced in leading diverse project teams in tech firms, nonprofits and startups. Her career spans cross-departmental posts in Human Resources, Field Operations, Sales and Marketing, Labor Relations and Business Development. Over the years, she has designed go-to-market implementations for numerous clients and conducted team seminars on the importance of understanding cultural differences when entering new markets.
Donna has extensive Silicon Valley experience and personal knowledge of startup culture. She is a connector who takes pleasure in helping aspiring entrepreneurs. Today she coaches startups as well as individuals who are in career transition, inspiring them to reach their full potential.
She is a skilled speaker and university lecturer. She led graduate seminars in marketing at Golden Gate University, facilitated workshops for visiting French business school students (including ESAM, HEC, ESCEN, and INSEEC) and provided insight at global conferences on the importance of understanding cultural differences when targeting international markets.
Donna graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in French and History. She spent a year at the Universite d’Aix Marseille, Aix-en Provence, France on the University’s Study Abroad Program. She earned an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School Executive Marketing Management Program. She is a 2020 member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.