Kristi Maynor


consultant name

Kristi Maynor Egon Zehnder, Dallas


Kristi, based in Dallas, is a core member of the firm’s Consumer, Technology and Communications Practice Groups. She conducts executive search for CMO, CIO, digital and e-Commerce leaders. Kristi is also a member of our Diversity and Inclusion specialization and provides management appraisal and accelerated integration support for clients.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kristi spent significant time at the intersection of marketing and technology: helping consumer-focused companies grow through digital leadership. With Procter & Gamble, she developed strategies for increasing trial and loyalty through emerging media solutions. She led strategic initiatives and client growth at imc2, a leading digital agency. She also worked at Mary Kay to optimize the global e-Commerce platform for faster close rates, higher retention and overall stronger consumer relationships. Earlier in her career, Kristi worked with JCPenney and Mary Kay’s technology organizations to lead development of collaboration tools, merchandising systems, HR and product management systems.

Kristi earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern State University.

News and Publications

Renegade Thinkers Unite – Courage: Why Any CMO Job Description Is Incomplete Without It

Kristi Maynor, Head of the U.S. CMO and Digital Transformation Practice at Egon Zehnder, joined Drew Neisser on his Renegade Thinkers Unite podcast to discuss courage and the characteristics of the world’s most successful CMOs. Courage is particularly important for marketing leaders because “a good CMO has to be ready to take personal risk,” says Maynor.

NYC Salary History Ban is Positive Momentum, but We Must do More to Equalize Gender Pay

New York City has become the latest in the list of cities and states that are implementing new policies directly aimed at leveling the playing field, making it illegal for companies and organizations recruiting on behalf of a company to ask for the salary history of job candidates.

What We Heard – Never Waste a Crisis

The combination of overlapping social media networks with passionate and vigilant consumers means that chief marketing officers and chief communications officers are never more than one errant tweet or unflattering video away from a crisis. But while crises generate urgency and headlines, managing a brand today is a 24/7 operation of monitoring, messaging and refinement.

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

How to Lead an Agile Organization

For some time now, leaders from across industries and geographies have been operating in an uncertain and volatile environment. And while we watch the entrepreneurial disruptors experiment their way to success, legacy organizations must also adopt this “try and fail” mindset and learn to take risks in order to survive.

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Procter & Google? The Marketing Academy of Tomorrow Takes Shape

For a generation, Procter & Gamble has been more than an icon of consumer packaged goods—it’s been the West Point of marketing, producing hundreds of CMOs across a range of industries.

Cybersecurity Dinner 2015

In February 2015, President Obama, speaking at a White House Summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection, declared that the Internet has become a sort of Wild West, where private corporations are prime targets of hackers and cyber criminals.

The Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit Series

Egon Zehnder is a founding partner of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit, now in its sixth year.

consultant name

Kristi Maynor Egon Zehnder, Dallas