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The Chief Marketing Officer is the fastest-changing and most unique role in the C-suite. CMOs are the nexus between organizations and customers at a time when virtually every industry — from consumer to tech to health care and industrial — is becoming customer-centric and the velocity of change continues to accelerate. The CMO leads brand dialogue and inspires internal and external clients while also driving the increasingly important discipline of performance marketing. He or she must also address nearly any commercial challenge, including digital and data disruption, sales, innovation, and the creation of entirely new customer experiences, while also serving as the primary conduit to customers demanding new methods of engagement. To be successful, today’s CMO must excel in cross-functional partnerships and understand the entire value chain of the business. It is an entirely new leadership role.

At Egon Zehnder, our Chief Marketing Officers Practice consultants have previously worked at the world’s leading marketing companies and the most innovative startups. We are active leaders in our Digital Practice, helping enterprises design agile marketing organizations aligned with their strategic goals. Our ability to assess and quantify an executive’s potential, in addition to past experiences and competencies, ensures that we help you identify the marketing leader best prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges. And with our global reach and “One Firm” approach, we are able to draw on our network to recruit dynamic marketing leaders who can help the CEO and the rest of the C-suite navigate a world that revolves around the customer more than ever before.

We look forward to partnering with you to build your industry-leading marketing team.

Marketing Officer Consultants

Jason Hecker

Jason Hecker

Chicago

Global Lead

Jason Hecker leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Chief Marketing and Growth Officers Practice and is a leader of the company’s Food Segment. 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

Pree Rao

Pree Rao

New York

Preetam (Pree) Rao, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Chief Marketing Officer Practices. 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

Dan Petrossi

Dan Petrossi

Boston

Dan Petrossi, based in Boston, is active across Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications, Media, and Industrial practices. A seasoned consultant… Read more

Alison Lohr

Alison Lohr

Atlanta

Alison Lohr, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products Practice. Read more

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Glenn Zweig is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity, Technology, Consumer and Financial Officers practices. Read more

A. Rory Finlay

A. Rory Finlay

Chicago

Angus (Rory) Finlay, based in Chicago, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. In these times of dynamic industry change and disruption… Read more

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive… Read more

Elizabeth Noyes

Elizabeth Noyes

Chicago

Elizabeth Noyes draws on her human capital and organizational transformation experience as an active member of our Services and Human Resources… Read more

Caroline Lombardi

Caroline Lombardi

Miami

Caroline Lombardi, based in Miami, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Services and Consumer Practices. She applies her extensive hands-on industry leadership… Read more

Artemio Garza

Artemio Garza

Miami

Artemio Garza, based in Miami, leads Egon Zehnder’ s Chief Communications Officers practice across North America and is a core member of the firm’s… Read more

Gabriela Carvalho

Gabriela Carvalho

Miami

Gabi Carvalho, based in Miami, heads the Global Retail Financial Services Practice, focusing on payments, retail banking, insurance, and asset… Read more

Brian Reinken

Brian Reinken

Dallas

Brian Reinken is a leader in the CEO and Board practices at Egon Zehnder, with vast experience across the consumer and technology sectors and a… Read more

Kristi Maynor

Kristi Maynor

Dallas

Kristi Maynor leads the firm’s Global Retail Practice. She previously headed the Chief Marketing Officer Practice and has been a core member of the… Read more

Brent Magnuson

Brent Magnuson

Dallas

Brent Magnuson, based in Dallas, focuses on CEO succession, C-Suite and Board work. He led Egon Zehnder’s global Retail… Read more

Thought Leadership on Marketing Officers

Purpose and Optimism: The Mission for Brand Marketers in a Time of Crisis

Purpose and Optimism: The Mission for Brand Marketers in a Time of Crisis

Marketing Officers

Purpose and optimism are important messages to communicate especially in a crisis. Twelve Chief Marketers discuss how to adjust plans to keep their brands… Read more

Driving Innovation and Disruption Among Consumer Brands Today

Driving Innovation and Disruption Among Consumer Brands Today

Consumer

What are the talent and leadership implications that CEOs are contending with as they evolve and disrupt innovation within the consumer space? Read more

Egon Zehnder at the 2019 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Egon Zehnder at the 2019 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Marketing Officers

At the ninth annual Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit, marketing leaders discussed the topic of growth. Read more

You Can Take The M Out Of CMO But Your Marketing Skills Remain Steadfast To A Changing Role

You Can Take The M Out Of CMO But Your Marketing Skills Remain Steadfast To A Changing Role

Marketing Officers

Change is nothing new to the marketing function. In her latest Forbes piece, Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor discusses the necessary skills and traits for… Read more

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