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Marketing and Sales Executive Search

Our Marketing and Sales Practice is dedicated to helping CEOs, boards, and management teams achieve topline growth for their organizations.

The roles of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), as well as hybrid positions such as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Growth Officer, are the most critical in the C-suite for driving that growth.

CMOs are the nexus between organizations and customers at a time when virtually every industry — from consumer to tech to healthcare and industrial — is focused on customer-centricity and the velocity of change continues to accelerate. CMOs lead brand dialogue, inspire internal and external clients and champion the increasingly important discipline of performance marketing – all in service of connecting customer needs with business results. 

CROs are often responsible for every process that generates revenue in an organization. They foster collaboration across various revenue-related functions, including marketing and sales, customer success, support, pricing, and sales operations. 

As the line between marketing and sales functions is increasingly blurring in many industries, leaders who are capable of taking on greater scope and complexity are in high demand. Hybrid roles ranging from Chief Customer Officer to Chief Marketing and Sales Officer sit at the intersection point of these historically siloed functions with scopes that focus on both short-term wins and long-term growth.

Today’s market dynamics require deep functional expertise applied to industry-specific situations. At Egon Zehnder, our Marketing & Sales consultants bring a wealth of experience from some of the world’s leading marketing and sales companies, as well as innovative startups. We partner with public and privately held companies, bringing insight, market knowledge, and talent expertise to help clients shape their senior topline talent needs. With our “One Firm” approach, we are able to draw on our global network to build out entire topline teams with a focus spanning Brand Marketing, Performance Marketing, Customer Experience, Digital, CRM/Lifecycle Marketing, E-Commerce, Innovation, Go-To-Market Strategy, Direct Sales, Channel Sales, Ecosystem Partners, Customer Success, Customer Support and Sales Operations. We also work closely with organizations on succession plans including CEO and Board/Advisory roles where a marketing, sales, or broader topline background is critical for success. 

We look forward to partnering with you on your people needs to unlock industry-leading growth.


Marketing and Sales Consultants

Pree Rao

Pree Rao

New York

Global Lead

Preetam (Pree) Rao co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Marketing and Sales practice with a focus on helping CEOs and their teams drive topline… Read more

Dan Petrossi

Dan Petrossi

Boston

Global Lead

Dan Petrossi, based in Boston, co-leads the firm’s Global Marketing and Sales practice and is active across Egon Zehnder’s Technology &… Read more

Adam Quint

Adam Quint

London

Local Lead

Adam Quint, based in London, is a lead consultant in the Technology and Communications Practice. Read more

Patrick Nader

Patrick Nader

Middle East

Local Lead

Patrick Nader co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Real Estate Practice as well as the Marketing and Sales Practice in EMEA. He advises clients in the real… Read more

Karan Narang

Karan Narang

New Delhi

Local Lead

Based in New Delhi, Karan Narang leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Technology and Digital group in India, as well as Marketing and Sales Practice in Asia… Read more

Alex Lee

Alex Lee

Hong Kong, Shanghai

Local Lead

Alex leads Egon Zehnder’s Services practice in Asia Pacific, and jointly runs the firm’s Marketing and Sales practice in the same region. Read more

Anja Herrmann

Anja Herrmann

New York

Anja Herrmann leads the firm’s US Retail, Apparel & Luxury Practice and is a core member of the Consumer and Digital practices. Read more

Sarah Adler

Sarah Adler

New York

Sarah Adler, based in New York City, supports companies in the global consumer products sector as an active member of Egon Zehnder. Read more

Irina Wolpert

Irina Wolpert

New York

Based in New York, Irina Wolpert is a sought-after member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications, Financial Services, and FinTech practices. Read more

Zachary Pomerantz

Zachary Pomerantz

New York

Zach Pomerantz is in Egon Zehnder’s Global Services Practice, and is the US Head of Hospitality and Leisure. Focused on Real Estate, Travel &… Read more

Dani Aaron

Dani Aaron

New York

Dani Aaron, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Technology, and Communications practices. She is a valued advisor to clients… Read more

Steve Selwood

Steve Selwood

New York

Stephen Selwood, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Financial Services Practices. He is a trusted advisor to large… Read more

Ari Roitman

Ari Roitman

New York

Ari Roitman, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Sports, Consumer and CMO practices. Read more

Ashley Harding

Ashley Harding

New York

Based in New York, Ashley Harding is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Chief Marketing Officer practices. Read more

Mark Stuart-Smith

Mark Stuart-Smith

Boston

Based in St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Chief Marketing & Sales, DE&I, and Leadership Advisory practices. Read more

Martha Williams

Martha Williams

Boston

Martha Williams, based in Boston, advises companies in the retail and consumer sectors. She is a valued partner to leading national and global clients… Read more


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