Co-Founder and CEO
Deb Boelkes brings nearly 30 years of Fortune 500 leadership experience to the Infinite-Win Institute. Often referred to as a “serial entrepreneur in Fortune 100 clothing”, Deb makes big things happen fast through her strategic vision, leadership skills and marketing savvy. A builder of high-performance organizations, Deb is a noted leadership expert and business consultant who has time and again established and built thriving professional services and internet-based services organizations, from the ground up, within global high tech companies and beyond. As co-founder of the Infinite-Win Institute, Deb helps good companies become even more successful by creating more vital, profitable and sustainable cultures where everyone can win and thrive.
Not one to settle for the status quo in Corporate America, Deb founded Business Women Rising in 2009, a leadership development services firm dedicated to building stronger, more innovative, inclusive and collaborative leadership teams. Today, the parent company, Business World Rising, and the Business Women Rising division continue to foster more engaged employees and a stronger pipeline of high-potential executives through unique educational peer mentoring forums specifically designed for corporate business leaders at every step on the management career ladder.
Prior to embarking on her entrepreneurial ventures, Deb led Worldwide Business Programs at QLogic Corporation. At Arrow Electronics, Deb directed a Software as a Service (SaaS) line of business and was Advisor to the Chief Compliance Officer. Deb served as Director of Consulting Services at Fujitsu, and at IBM, she established and managed a professional services business unit and was instrumental in the creation of IBM’s Continuous Speech Server Series and other Network Systems division products. Deb began her high tech career as a Systems Engineer at AT&T.
Deb has been involved in the information technology industry since her early college days as a Math / Computer Science major at UCLA. She earned her BS degree in Business Administration and her MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Rhode Island, where she graduated top in her class.
Along with her work as a high-energy advisor and consultant to C-level executives and high achieving business leaders, Deb is a sought-after keynote speaker and moderator for corporate, university and industry association events around the world. As an inspiring platform speaker specializing in personal, professional and organizational transformation, Deb ignites magic and motivates audiences to achieve success by tapping into their passions. Deb has entertained public, private and not-for-profit organizations across numerous fields spanning science and technology, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, marketing and public relations, training and development, higher education, emergency management, young leaders and women in leadership.
Deb has written numerous articles and the book she is co-authoring with Colonel Deb Lewis (Ret.), Unconventional Weapons for Infinite-Win Leaders, is due to be released this year.
Deb Boelkes and her husband, Chris, live in Newport Beach, California. They have three grown sons who are spread across the globe.
Together, Deb Boelkes and Infinite-Win Institute co-founder, Colonel Deb Lewis, can help you and your organization take performance to a whole new level. For a free, no obligation conversation with “the Debs” to determine how the Infinite-Win Institute can help your organization unleash extraordinary results, contact the Infinite-WIN Institute today!