Researcher Profiles
Valarie Mackey
Research Associate

Valarie Mackey is a Leader in the Innovation, Information Technology, and Social Responsibility areas with more than 15 years of experience.

Most of her career in consulting with Ernst & Young and industry with The Coca-Cola Company has been spent having overarching accountability for technology solutions to enable business success and leading global cross functional transformational initiatives.  She built her career in a variety of roles including strategic planning and execution, program management and delivery, business development, customer service and retention, vendor and supplier management, employee development and engagement, organization optimization, and community outreach. 

With these experiences, Valarie founded WrightNow Solutions to stimulate economic growth by providing companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals with training and resources needed to achieve next level success while having a positive impact in the communities in which they live, serve, and operate. WrightNow Solutions provides strategic guidance on training needs in business acumen, financial literacy, and technical skills, thus adding value to companies by leveraging this in the talent planning and job sustainability for entry-level talent and equipping committed entrepreneurs to succeed.  Valarie also works with the Leadership level of large organizations to optimize how their organizations function.  She believes true diversity produces much more comprehensive solutions and works with organizations to incorporate strategies to increase Diversity and Inclusion.

Valarie holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.  She is active in civic organizations including serving as Vice Chair of the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) Board of Directors, CHRIS 180 Board of Directors Member and Chair of the Technology Task Force, Atlanta TechHire Advisory Board, among others.