Michael Mendenhall joined TriNet in March 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer / Chief Communications Officer. He leads all marketing and communications functions, including messaging, branding, advertising, demand generation, product marketing and corporate communications.
Michael is a marketing and technology veteran with extensive leadership experience. Prior to TriNet, he most recently served as IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer for IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, leading all marketing and communications strategies for both business areas.
Prior to IBM, Michael was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer at Flex. While at Flex, he led the successful rebranding and strategic repositioning of the company beyond an electronics manufacturing services provider to a “sketch-to-scale” supply chain solutions company, operating across 12 different industries, with 200,000 employees around the world.
Prior to Flex, Michael was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Fusion.io, where he helped transform its brand positioning and product alignment prior to its acquisition by SanDisk. Before Fusion.io, Michael served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Hewlett-Packard and spent 17 years at the Walt Disney Company, where he rose to President of Marketing and Synergy for Walt Disney Studios and Executive Vice President of Global Marketing for Disney Parks and Resorts.
Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications and Speech from Emerson College.