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Kristi Maynor leads the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer Practice in North America and is a leader in the Consumer and Digital practices. She advises the CEOs and boards of disruptors and those being disrupted. Kristi recruits across the C-suite in roles where transformation is the focus including CEO, board, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Digital and Technology Officers, and general management roles. She also provides leadership development and board advisory services within retail, hospitality, and consumer products.

The business world is rapidly transforming and leadership potential is more important than ever. The easy answer isn’t always the right answer. I love deeply considering a client’s needs to cultivate transformational leaders.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kristi built her career at the intersection of marketing and technology helping consumer brands grow through digital leadership. With Procter & Gamble, she leveraged emerging media solutions to launch new brands and increase loyalty. She led client growth and strategic initiatives at imc2, a leading digital agency, serving Fortune 500 clients such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Clorox, Samsung and Yum!. She also worked at Mary Kay to optimize the global CRM and e-commerce platform.

Kristi has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern State University. She cares deeply about identifying and developing potential. She gets to practice this with her two sons and daughter, teaching them gratitude, empathy, and giving back.

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Egon Zehnder at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

Egon Zehnder at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit

As CMOs continue to face obstacles in the dynamic business world, it’s important to remember the primary takeaways, gleaned while surrounded by peers who have faced or are facing similar situations, from the 2018 Marketing Leadership Summit.

Interview with Chief Marketing Officer, GoFundMe

Interview with Chief Marketing Officer, GoFundMe

Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor spoke with GoFundMe's CMO Raquel Rozas at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

Interview with Kellogg Professor Jim Stengel

Interview with Kellogg Professor Jim Stengel

Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor spoke with former CMO of Procter & Gamble and current Kellogg professor Jim Stengel at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

Interview with President, KFC United States

Interview with President, KFC United States

Egon Zehnder's Kristi Maynor spoke with KFC U.S. President Kevin Hochman at the 2018 Kellogg Marketing Leadership Summit.

Defining the Modern Marketer: The Hourglass Imperative

Defining the Modern Marketer: The Hourglass Imperative

Defining and then finding the modern marketer is a task we face every day. Consider the hourglass. It is an iconic joining of equals that, when combined, shows us how energy flows easily and perfectly between them. This visual also represents the modern marketer: a master of two equal energies, with the wisdom to know how to balance the flow in marketing resources and focus.

Forbes — CMO Next 2018: 50 Marketing Chiefs Who Are Redefining The Role And Shaping The Future

Forbes — CMO Next 2018: 50 Marketing Chiefs Who Are Redefining The Role And Shaping The Future

The CMO role is one of the most dynamic, challenging, exhilarating, complex, nuanced and powerful in the C-suite. Leader of Egon Zehnder's CMO Practice Kristi Maynor shares what will be necessary for future marketing leaders to continue to innovate.

The Talent Innovation Formula for Transformational Marketing

The Talent Innovation Formula for Transformational Marketing

What is the right balance between traditionalists and change makers? In our experience, we’ve found the formula used by innovation leaders can also create a marketing talent blueprint. By adopting this innovation framework, companies can better ensure the placement of the right talent to drive transformational change.

What CXOs Think of Marketing:

What CXOs Think of Marketing:

At more and more organizations, marketing has become firmly established as a C-suite function.

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

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

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

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.

AdAge - CMOs Unlock Growth by Building Agile Organisations

AdAge - CMOs Unlock Growth by Building Agile Organisations

In an increasingly disruptive world the key challenge facing CMOs is to create an agile organization that will help individuals to leverage their full potential.

How to Lead an Agile Organization

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.

Procter & Google? The Marketing Academy of Tomorrow Takes Shape

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

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.

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