+ Early Life
Naly is the fifth of six children to Hmong immigrants who immigrated from Laos/Thailand to the United States after the Vietnam War. Naly was born on July 8, 1988 in Modesto, California before her family relocated to Syracuse, New York where she was raised.
Her family of eight lived in a small 2-bedroom duplex in inner city Syracuse, New York and received support from the local Catholic charities. Her parents worked odd and humble jobs to make ends meat.
Although they didn't have much, they never lacked a loving and strong family unit. Naly’s father was a school teacher in Laos and understood the power of education. He pushed all the siblings to study hard with a focus on going to college to get out of poverty.
+ Technology/Design Experience
In 2010, Naly became part of the original team that would eventualy become one of the largest producers of Electric Vehicle Charging Technology in North America. From startup to scale, Naly served as head of marketing and designer working alongside the Founder and CEO. She designed one of the first EV Charging locator softwares and companion app in the marketplace which is still used to this day.
Naly later transitioned into the world of Cloud, Datacenters, and Managed Hosting when she became head of marketing at one of the fastest growing companies in Baltimore, according to INC. Magazine. Naly strategically transformed the company's brand, website, and customer software portal to help the company gain a competitive edge through self-service features. Afterwards, the company sold to a large national provider.
+ LN Creative Group
LN Creative Group was founded by Naly in 2013 as a full-service technology marketing company. Based in Annapolis, MD with satellite offices in India and Poland, LNCG serves a global client base with Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS).
NalyRice.com is Naly's personal website which started while she was still a marketing executive at technology companies. As a woman working in tech, Naly was typically the only female (and minority) executive among a cohort of men. She often mentored, was a sounding board, and source of support for other women navigating through the world of technology.
Naly started blogging about career/entrepreneurship advice and within 6 months, her website was hand-picked to join AOL's Lifestyle Collective syndicating her articles. She later partnered with other companies such as Lilla P and Purpose Jewelry, who have a mission of supporting women at work and life.
Today, Naly continues writing articles and has started teaching more about technology marketing.
+ #MarTechTalk Podcast
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