Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite

Location: Winter Springs, FL


Denise Musselwhite is a highly regarded technology professional with an extensive background in senior leadership across diverse sectors, including education, technology, non-profits, and legal, spanning over two decades. She stands out as one of the rare Latina women globally to have held Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Board Chair positions, a distinction shared by only 5% of professionals worldwide. Denise is recognized as a catalyst for transformative change and brings specialized expertise in tech talent management, aiding organizations in retention, growth, and attraction.

As the visionary founder of Tech & Thrive™, Denise has dedicated her career to empowering and propelling diverse technology professionals within the industry. Her innovative T.H.R.I.V.E. operating system™ forms the foundation of personalized development plans, delivered through tailored consulting, one-on-one, and group coaching programs. Denise's educational qualifications include a B.S. in Information Technology Management and an M.S. in Leadership. She holds professional certifications in executive leadership coaching at the mastery level, self-optimization, board leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Denise's impact extends to creating, instructing, and establishing operational and professional technology management standards. She collaborates closely with organizations, serving as a strategic partner and coach in the development, and facilitation of strategies and processes that elevate both human and operational performance and growth.

Interesting Fact: Denise served for 13 years as a lead facilitator with the PeaceJam global non-profit organization and, as a result, was privileged to collaborate with more than 10 Nobel Peace Laureates, receiving invaluable training and mentorship.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Digital Leadership
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Non-Profit Development

Industry Experience

  • Capital Projects & Infrastructure
  • Education
  • High Tech
  • Nonprofit


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Nova Southeastern University - MS, Leadership
  • University of Central Florida - BS, Information Systems Management


  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • The Predictive Index
  • StrengthsFinder
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Instrument
  • Standout Assessment

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