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Annette Franz: Speaking at the Customer Connect Expo

Annette Franz

CX Journey Inc.

Founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc.,

Annette Franz, CCXP, founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc., has spent the last 30 years in the customer experience profession. She started her career at J.D. Power and Associates in 1992 and spent much of the next 25 years before founding CX Journey Inc. in 2017 leading consulting services for the major voice of the customer (VOC) platforms, helping clients in a variety of industries develop and execute their customer experience strategies. She has also worked on
client-side customer experience strategy for Mattel, Fidelity Investments, and Compellon.

Annette is an internationally recognized customer experience thought leader, coach, keynote speaker, and author of Customer Understanding: Three Ways to Put the "Customer" in Customer Experience (and at the Heart of Your Business). In this book, she outlines the importance of customer understanding through listening (feedback and data), characterizing (personas), and empathizing (journey maps) to developing a customer-centric culture. Her second book, Built to Win: Designing a Customer-Centric Culture That Drives Value for Your Business (Advantage|ForbesBooks), dives into the ten foundational principles of a customer-centric culture. She is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) and an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council.