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Dirk Van Slyke

Director, Marketing & Events
Director of Marketing
Houston, TX
Dirk began his career over thirty years ago working in brand management leadership for full-service, creatively-driven branding agencies such as The Richards Group and GSD&M. He has led successful marketing initiatives in a variety of industries, including ecommerce, healthcare, fashion, financial services, media, retail, commercial real estate, research, home improvement, travel and technology.

He is a big picture thinker, with proven abilities to creatively solve problems and execute dimensional brand strategies, bringing in-depth expertise in positioning, branding, research, data alignment, customer relationship marketing, strategic partnerships, channel development, advertising, public relations and return-on-investment.

Dirk serves as Director of Marketing, Communications and Events for the Open Compute Project Foundation. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Advertising. He is a frequent speaker and mentor for a variety of university level marketing and advertising curricula, as well as the American Marketing Association.