Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and strategic advisor to the CEOs of high-tech enterprises including Salesforce, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Airbnb, Gainsight, and Splunk. He has a BA in American literature from Stanford University, and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington, with a focus on medieval and Renaissance literature.
Strategy and its execution have been the lifelong focus of Moore’s work. His dissertation while at the University of Washington analyzed Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene, in terms of the strategies for living it portrays. Subsequently he taught literature and writing for four years at Olivet College in Michigan before he and his wife and children moved back to California.
There over the next ten years and three software companies, Moore migrated from HR to sales to marketing. The seminal move in his career came in 1986 when he joined Regis McKenna Inc, the premier strategic marketing consultancy for high-tech firms at that time. While there he wrote his first business book, Crossing the Chasm, which has been in print (with revisions) for thirty years, has sold over a million copies, been translated into twelve languages, and is still the go-to text for high-tech entrepreneurs. This success allowed Moore to found his own consulting practice, found multiple consulting firms, and publish six additional books.
Geoffrey lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Marie. They enjoy reading, travel, fine dining, and doting on their terrific grandchildren. Geoff recently achieved what has been a lifelong ambition, namely, shooting his age in golf.