Vennard Wright

Wave Welcome


Vennard Wright is the President and CEO of Wave Welcome, a digital transformation and IT modernization firm headquartered in National Harbor, MD, which partners with organizations to provide business process reengineering and strategic direction for key corporate initiatives. 

Prior to founding Wave Welcome, his professional experience was comprised of multiple executive leadership roles including serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Operations for Iron Bow Technologies, CIO for WSSC Water, CIO for Prince George’s County Government (MD), and Director of Technology for Hillary Clinton during her successful United States Senate re-election campaign and subsequent 2008 Presidential Campaign.  In addition, he held the distinction of being the Chief Technology Officer and Technical Organization Delivery Manager for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which was subsequently acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP).

Mr. Wright has also participated in numerous fundraisers and philanthropic efforts for various worthy causes. As a complement to his decades of IT leadership experience, Vennard brings an equal amount of hands-on experience in working with young people through myriad avenues.  His volunteer experience includes mentoring students in hybrid settings and, as a Roadrunners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified coach, he has coached a host of young athletes into NCAA scholarships.

Because of his leadership in the technology industry, he has received numerous awards, authored dozens of articles, and spoken publicly on many topics, ranging from the importance of experiential learning in our educational systems to the changing role that emerging technology plays in future career prospects.

Mr. Wright also serves on several university and professional boards that help to widen his perspective on the latest methods for effectively applying digital technologies and best practices to solve common enterprise level problems.  He is applying similar techniques to provide solutions for some of the most vexing social and human capital challenges in the Washington DC Metropolitan region and across the nation, including the cultivation of greater diversity at the C-level.

Vennard Wright resides in Clinton, MD with his wife, Janelle, with whom he shares four amazing children.