Cheemin Bo-Linn is CEO and President of Peritus Partners, Inc., a global business consulting group recognized for leading companies to market dominance and increasing valuation. She also sits on the board of directors for Violin Memory, NetLine Corporation, and other private companies. She is also a member of the WITI Advisory Board. Previously she was a Vice President at IBM, and held roles as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, and President of small to mid-size growth companies.
Dr. Bo-Linn has served on policy, investments, and industry boards including American Electronics and the Association of Corporate Growth. She was appointed to the Technology Commercialization Board of Nevada's NIREC (renewable energy) and Clean Tech and Sustainable Industries.
With "Empowering Women!" as her goal, over the last 30 years Dr. Bo-Linn has done much both to lay the foundation for young girls to choose tech careers as well as eliminate roadblocks so women can advance in their careers. Under her leadership, over $2M was quickly raised for community programs with the YWCA Silicon Valley. One successful program is TechGYRLS, aimed toward raising young women up from marginalized communities through STEM education and the promotion of STEM-focused careers. Dr. Bo-Linn has received Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence Award, YWCA's Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and was invited to speak at the United Nations on global growth. She holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Houston.