Margaret Murphy

CEO | Bold Orange

Margaret Murphy believes fostering authentic human connections is the single most important driver of business and societal progress. She is founder and CEO of Bold Orange Company (BOCO), a human connections company focused on modernizing the way brands connect with customers through more relevant, personalized marketing. Bold Orange also has a social purpose division,, a non-profit focused community fundraising platform empowering families and organizations to turn everyday purchases into earnings that offset their costs for things such as tuition, athletic equipment and field trips.

Prior to Bold Orange, Margaret was president and COO of Olson, the Twin Cities’ largest marketing agency at the time. There, she quadrupled the company’s revenue and greatly expanded its capabilities.

Margaret also served as managing partner and president of Denali Marketing, where she helped build a company and culture that was named the #1 “Best Place to Work” for small businesses by the Minneapolis StarTribune.

Earlier in her 25-year career, Margaret led a $225mil+ division of Carlson Marketing Group and supported clients such as Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft.

Named a “Woman to Watch” and a winner of the “Top 40 Under Forty,” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, her strength is in building cultures that foster empowerment, growth and scale.

Margaret earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict.

Margaret serves on several boards in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community.

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