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Jason Hecker leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Chief Marketing and Growth Officers Practice and is a leader of the company’s Food Segment. He advises both B2C and B2B companies on leadership and talent strategies to drive new growth in times of company and industry transition.

I love working at the hub of massive change, where there’s the potential to have lasting impact, both on companies’ futures and on people’s lives.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jason worked for more than 20 years as a global business executive at early-stage ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he was the Chief Commercial Officer of PureCircle Limited, the world’s leading innovator and producer of Stevia sweeteners and flavors. Before that, Jason managed a wide range of major brand portfolios and drove the development of new products at Kraft Foods Group Inc. Earlier in his career, Jason served as the Head of Strategic Consulting Services for Organic Inc. in Chicago.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology as a natural science from the University of Michigan. He then completed an MBA in marketing and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management. In his private life, his main passion is his family. Jason and his wife frequently go to watch their sons play ice hockey or their daughter figure skate. He also enjoys playing golf and traveling to distant parts of the globe.

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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

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

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

A Marketer's Journey From Enterprise to Startup

A Marketer's Journey From Enterprise to Startup

At the 2019 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Fluresh, Lindsay Levin, shares lessons learned from her jump from Pepsico… Read more

IHG's Story of Growth—and Lessons Learned Along the Way

IHG's Story of Growth—and Lessons Learned Along the Way

At the 2019 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit, Egon Zehnder's Jason Hecker sat down with IHG's SVP Global Marketing Eric Lent to discuss how growth… Read more

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

At Egon Zehnder’s second annual Fresh Start Executive Forum Breakfast in New Orleans, leaders gathered to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the… Read more

In Conversation with Alan Murray, CEO of Nextfoods Inc.

In Conversation with Alan Murray, CEO of Nextfoods Inc.

Egon Zehnder's Jason Hecker sat down with Nextfoods Inc. CEO Alan Murray to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an… Read more

In Conversation With Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group LLC

In Conversation With Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group LLC

Jason Hecker sat down with Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder of Foodscape Group, to discuss the future of personalized nutrition and the need for an… Read more

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

As food industry leaders continue to understand the power and potential of personalized nutrition, they are challenged with bringing together scientific expertise and marketing… Read more

Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

Food industry disruption spells opportunity for ingredients companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer… Read more

Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

Food Processing – Food Industry Disruption Spells Opportunity for Ingredients Companies

The combination of 3G Capital’s ongoing acquisitions, margin pressure from discounters like Aldi and Lidl and the expectations of activist investors has thrown consumer… Read more

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