Fortune 500 Proxy Statements – Which Marketing Execs make the Most?
By: Henry L. Schuck, Co-Founder and CEO – DiscoverOrg and Rob Liander – Technologist – DiscoverOrg
Ever wondered which one of your Chief Marketing Officer prospects are making the most money?
We searched the proxy materials of every Fortune 500 company to come up with the list below – unfortunately the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies do not disclose the compensation packages of their Heads of Marketing or Chief Marketing Officers – CFOs, CEOs – every time, CMOs and Head of Marketing, not so much.
**Disclaimer: Our feature provides details on pay packages for 34 senior marketing executives at Fortune 500 companies, but it’s not a ranking of the highest paid CMOs and marketing executives.**
Jure Sola – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Sanmina
Dennis Young is Executive Vice President – Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Sanmina-SCI Corporation since March 2003. Prior to joining the company, Young was senior vice president of sales from May 2002 to March 2003 and vice president of sales from March 1998 to May 2002 of Pioneer-Standard Electronics, a provider of industrial and consumer electronic products.
Joseph P. Clayton – President and CEO – DISH
Warren oversees the acquisition and renewal of all programming content for DISH, including national network and cable channels, Latino content, local broadcast stations and premium services such as HBO, Showtime and Starz. He also oversees DISH’s national marketing efforts and DISH Media Sales, the company’s advertising sales division.
Reporting to Warren is the 110 Creative Agency – a full service advertising and creative agency housed directly inside of DISH.
In addition to its sales duties, DISH’s Media Sales division oversees viewer measurement analytics, advanced ad product management, DISH’s national household-addressable advertising and D2 Media Sales, a joint sales operation with DIRECTV focused on statewide political addressable ads.
Prior to joining DISH in 2011, Warren led Comcast’s advanced advertising efforts on multiple media and ad delivery platforms including broadband, interactive television and video-on-demand. Before arriving at Comcast, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hiwire, a Los Angeles-based technology company that provided online ad replacement software for ClearChannel and other radio station groups. He also served in executive positions for Morgan Stanley and the William E. Simon private equity group.
Andrew R. Lane – Chairman, President & CEO – MRC Global
Before joining MRC, Churay built a strong background in energy and logistics throughout his 20 year career. Most recently, Churay served as the President and CEO at Rex Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company based out of Pennsylvania. Before his work with Rex Energy, Churay served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at YRC Worldwide, a Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company based in Kansas City. From 1995 to 2002, Churay served as the Deputy General Counsel at Baker Hughes, a Fortune 500 company, where he additionally managed the legal affairs of Baker Hughes Solutions, an oil and gas subsidiary, in Houston, Texas. Churay began his professional career at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Houston, Texas. Dan reports directly to Andrew Lane, MRC Chairman, President & CEO,
Tom Greco – Chief Executive Officer – Advance Auto Parts
Charles joined Advance Auto Parts in March 2008. Prior to joining, he served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Technology with OfficeMax, Inc. for three years. Prior to joining OfficeMax, Tyson was President of Diversitech Group, an importer of hand and power tools. Prior to that, he worked for Office Depot, Inc. for four years where he held multiple positions with increasing responsibilities including Senior Vice President, Merchandising and General Merchandising Manager; Senior Vice President, World Wide Global Sourcing; and Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager. Tyson has also held positions previously with Caldor Corporation and Macy’s.
Robin Hayes – President and Chief Executive Officer – JetBlue Airways
Marty was promoted to Executive Vice President – Commercial & Planning in February 2015 and is responsible for airline & network planning, marketing, sales and revenue. Prior to this appointment, St. George served as JetBlue’s Senior Vice President – Commercial since May 2014.
He joined JetBlue in July 2006 and has held several roles including Senior Vice President – Marketing and Commercial Strategy and Vice President – Planning. Prior to JetBlue, St. George held marketing and network planning roles at United Airlines and US Airways.
Interestingly, JetBlue is far outspent by its competitors in advertising – Marty recently told the Wall Street Journal that he uses technology to make ads work harder “Today, we are using an automated ad-serving process that allows us to send out different banner ads with customized creative messages to various cities around the country, based on the specific weather at that moment.”
Thomas Perkins – President and Chief Executive Officer – Core-Mark
Christopher has served as Senior Vice President — Sales and Marketing since January 2013. From December 2009 until December 2012, he served as Vice President of Marketing responsible for the Company’s “Fresh” & “Vendor Consolidation Initiatives”. From August 2007 until December 2009, Christopher was Division President of our Corona Division and from January 2005 to July 2007 he served as Hayward Division President. From 2000 to 2005 Christopher served as General/Area Sales Manager. Prior to joining Core-Mark in 2000, he worked as a Market Manager for 7-Eleven. Christopher received a Bachelor of Science degree from Humboldt State University.
Kim Lubel – President & CEO – CST Brands
Hal became President, Retail Operations in January 2016. His position combines oversight of Marketing and Merchandising with Operations, including retail fuel pricing, branding, and communications in the U.S. and Canada. Hal has over 30 years of retail experience, having served as the Vice President of Retail Merchandising at Valero from January 2001 until he became Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of CST Brands, Inc. in January 2013. Hal began his career as a store associate in a Stop N Go store in Ventura, California. He held the positions of Store Manager, District Representative, Regional Merchandiser and has held several leadership positions in the retail operation network. Hal received a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and he earned his M.B.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Hal is a 2015 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
James Andrew, Chief Administrative Officer – Sears Holdings
Responsible for nearly 800 Sears and 1,000 Kmart Stores, Online (Sears.com & Kmart.com) and Mobile (Sears & Kmart mobile apps) platforms, Call Centers, Creative Design and Customer Experience, as measured by Net Promoter Score (NPS), across all customer touch points.
With Integrated Retail at the core of SHC transformation and strategy, founded Integrated Retail Labs (IRLabs) that has equipped hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores with Wi-Fi and technology infrastructure, equipped thousands of associates with tablets and handhelds, and launched several apps used by associates to help customers make an informed purchase decision. Check it out @ http://searslabs.com
Lead initiatives that integrate physical stores with online/digital channels to provide a seamless and convenient shopping experience so customers can shop on their own terms – such as Buy Online Pick Up In Store, Ready in 5 Guarantee, In-Vehicle pickup, Store to Home free shipping, Return/Exchange in 5 etc.
Transform the store experience by leveraging technology and transitioning from physical to digital — paper receipts to eReceipts, paper coupons to eCoupons, POS checkout to mobile checkout, paper signs to digital signs, manual inventory counts to using RFID, etc.
Terry K. Spencer – ONEOK President and Chief Executive Officer – ONEOK
Walter has responsibility for corporate planning and development, market analysis, investor relations, corporate communications and public affairs. He joins ONEOK from Spinnaker Strategic Advisory Services, LLC, which provides consulting services to mid-cap and large-cap publicly traded companies, including the review of merger and/or acquisition opportunities, debt and equity markets, corporate restructuring and potential divestitures. Hulse has served as a consultant to ONEOK for many years and most recently assisted with its separation from ONE Gas. Previously Walter was vice chairman of the Investment Banking Department, managing director and head of the business development group at UBS Investment Bank.Prior to that, he was head of the Global Utility Group at UBS Investment Bank. Before joining UBS through its merger with PaineWebber Incorporated, Hulse held various roles of increasing responsibility at Paine Webber and J.P. Morgan. Hulse graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Gregory Sandfort – President and Chief Executive Officer – Tractor Supply Company
Steve has been Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer for Tractor Supply Company since March 2015, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing since September 2012, as Senior Vice President of Merchandising since 2011, as Vice President of Merchandising since 2009, and as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager since 2003. Barbarick began his career with Tractor Supply Company as a Buyer in 1998. Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Barbarick was a Buyer at Builders Square from 1994 to 1998.
In his role, Steve oversees the Merchandising, Marketing, Omni-Channel and Supply Chain functions. His direct reports team includes the SVP of Merchandising, SVP of Marketing, SVP of Distribution/Transportation, VP of Store Presentation, VP of Omni-Channel and VP of Inventory Management and Planning. In addition to providing leadership and strategic vision, he works collaboratively with his partners in Store Operations, Human Resources and Information Technology. His emphasis on putting people before process has resulted in the development of a solid management team.
Brad Tilden – President and Chief Executive Officer – Alaska Airlines
Andrew is responsible for all revenue-related activities overseeing corporate real estate, marketing, capacity planning, revenue management, customer innovation and alliances for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
He previously served as senior vice president of planning and revenue management. Since joining the company in 2003, Harrison has served as vice president of planning and revenue management for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and as managing director of several departments including financial planning and analysis and internal audit.
Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Andrew worked at KPMG for 16 years, one of the nation’s largest public accounting firms. As a senior manager, he had oversight of several large public corporation audits across numerous industries. During his public accounting career, he worked at numerous KPMG offices across the world including in Melbourne, Australia, Prague, Stamford, Connecticut, Silicon Valley and Seattle.
He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and holds a bachelor of commerce degree. He was previously certified as a public accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1996 and as a California CPA in January 2004. His licenses are currently inactive. A Seattle-area resident, Harrison serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Washington. He and his wife Amy have seven children.
John N. Roberts III – President and CEO – JB Hunt Transport Services
Shelley has been the Chief Marketing Officer of JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. since December 31, 2011. Ms. Simpson serves as President of Integrated Capacity Solutions & Truckload. Ms. Simpson serves as Executive Vice President of JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. She served as the President of Integrated Capacity Solutions. She served as a Senior Vice President of Economic Analysis at JB Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Michael D. Garcia – President, Pulp and Paper division – Domtar
Richard served as Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Domtar Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President of Sales of Domtar Corp., a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Co. since 2005. He served as Vice President of Fine Paper of Weyerhaeuser Co. and Domtar, Inc. since December 27, 2004 and also served as Vice President of Business and Converting Papers from 1999 to December 27, 2004. He joined Weyerhaeuser in 2002 when Willamette Industries, Inc.
He began his career in 1980 at Champion International Corporation and held several management positions until he joined Willamette Industries in 1992. Thomas also serves as Director of Domtar Personal Care Absorbent Hygiene Inc. He is a 1976 Graduate of Dickinson College and holds Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University. Richard also attended the Stanford University executive program in 2000.
Sanjay Mehrotra – Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer – SanDisk
Shuki Nir is SanDisk’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and General Manager of Retail. Previously, he served as General Manager of SanDisk’s consumer business. Nir joined SanDisk in November 2006 through the acquisition of msystems Ltd. Prior to that, he held sales and marketing positions at Destinator Ltd. and also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of MindEcho. Nir earned his bachelor’s degree in law and accounting and his master’s degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University.
Bruce Broussard – President and Chief Executive Officer – Humana
Prior to joining Humana, Jody was Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., a Tampa-based upscale-casual restaurant company with Outback Steakhouse as its flagship chain. At Bloomin’ Brands, Bilney is responsible for strategy, brand, and business development across the enterprise. Previously, she led brand-transformation initiatives at Charles Schwab and Verizon. Bilney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with a minor in Marketing, from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.
Jeff Stevens – President and COO – Western Refining
Prior to being promoted to President – Refining and Marketing, Mark had been serving as Executive Vice President – Refining since joining Western in 2006.
Mark has extensive refining experience in managing large, complex refineries across the U.S. Prior to joining Western Refining, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Lemont Refinery for CITGO Petroleum Corporation. In his current role, Mark has increased the efficiency and operational reliability of the recently acquired assets from the Giant merger and they have shown dramatic improvement in the last year. With more than twenty-five years of industry experience, he will oversee Western’s four refineries, as well as, the supply and marketing of raw materials and refined products.
Bob Sasser – Chief Executive Officer – Dollar Tree Inc
Robert H. Rudman is Chief Merchandising Officer of Dollar Tree Inc., since June 2003. Prior to joining Dollar Tree, he served as President/CEO and minority shareholder of Horizon Group USA from 2000. From 1996 to 2000, Rudman was President/CEO of his own consulting company, VQ International Inc. From 1991 until 1996, Rudman was Executive Vice President/Chief Merchandise Officer of Michaels Stores. Prior to joining Michaels, Rudman served in a number of positions in a wide variety of retail formats, gaining the majority of his experience in merchandise and marketing.
Mark J. Costa – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Eastman Chemical
Previously, Lich was Vice President and General Manager of Eastman’s Additives & Functional Products segment. He had direct responsibility for global strategy and business operations. Prior to that position, he was vice president and general manager of Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, and Inks business segment.
Lich holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a MBA from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Lich joined Eastman in 2001 as director of Global Product Management and Marketing for Coatings. Other positions of increasing responsibility followed. In 2006, Lich became vice president of Global Marketing with direct responsibility for company-wide marketing functions. Prior to joining Eastman, Lich was co-founder and CEO of CoatingsMart, Inc. Lich’s work experience also includes serving in various roles with Valspar and Dow Chemical.
Lich and wife reside in Tennessee and have two children. He has served in several leadership roles in industry associations and civic organizations. Lich’s personal interests include golf and running.
Clarence W. Gooden – President – CSX Corporation
Fredrik was named executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer in September 2015 prior to that he was CSX’s Chief Financial Officer. He leads activities responsible for serving customers and growing rail-served markets, forecasting business trends, and developing strategic plans for revenue growth.
Dr. Franz Kleiner – Member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, CEO ZF TRW – TRW Automotive
Peter Lake is TRW executive vice president sales and business development and has been with TRW’s automotive business since the 1999 acquisition of Lucas Varity, where he was serving as VP of marketing for Lucas Varity Automotive
Kevin Mansell – Chief Executive Officer – Kohl’s
Michelle Gass is responsible for all of Kohl’s merchandising, planning and allocation, and product development functions as well as the company’s overall customer engagement strategy, including marketing, public relations, social media, and philanthropic efforts. Prior to joining Kohl’s in 2013, Gass had more than 16 years with Starbucks Corporation holding a variety of leadership roles across marketing, global strategy, and merchandising. In her most recent role, she served as president, Starbucks Europe, Middle East, and Africa, overseeing and growing the company’s 1,900 owned and licensed store operations across the region.
W. Rodney McMullen – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Kroger
Mike leads the company’s Merchandising and Procurement teams for Grocery, Perishables, Drug/GM and Pharmacy. He also has overall responsibility for Marketing, Loyalty, Corporate Brands, Digital, Merchandising Systems Strategy, Manufacturing, Logistics/Supply Chain, Culinary Innovation, The Little Clinic and Vitacost.
Mike began his career at Fry’s Food Stores in California in 1978. He advanced to several leadership positions at Fry’s, including district management. He was named vice president of Merchandising for Fry’s in 1995 and promoted to president of the Fry’s Division in 2000. After serving as senior vice president of Drug/General Merchandise in 2002, he resumed his role as president of Fry’s in 2003. He was named president of the Ralphs Division in 2007, and he was promoted to his current position in 2011.
Mike is a director at 84.51° and was a member of the Coca-Cola retailing research council.
Mike lives in Cincinnati, and enjoys spending time with his kids.
David P. Steiner – President and CEO – Waste Management
Prior to taking on the role at Waste Management, James Senior Vice President of the company’s Southern Group operations.
In his role, James is responsible for integrating the company’s operations, sales and people functions to support the field’s achievement of the company’s transformational growth goals. He works closely with the company’s Group Senior Vice Presidents. Company functions reporting into James include the corporate staff in Collection and Post-Collection Operations, Safety, Procurement, Innovation & Optimization, Business Solutions, Enterprise Program Integration, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources.
James has held a number of positions including Senior Vice President Eastern Group, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Southern Group, General Manager for Environmental Remediation and Region Vice President – Industrial Services. Before joining Waste Management, he worked in various sales and marketing positions with the Stauffer Chemical Company. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and chemistry.
Thomas M. Rutledge – President and Chief Executive Officer – Charter Communications
Jonathan Hargis joined Charter as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer on April 9, 2012.
Prior to joining Charter, Hargis was with Cablevision from December 2000 through March 2012, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Marketing. Prior to Cablevision, Hargis served in various leadership roles at AT&T.
Hargis has previously served on the board of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) from April 2008 to March 2012 and chaired the CTAM board from September 2011 to March 2012.
Hargis received a B.A. from Otterbein University and a M.B.A. from Wright State University.
Nicholas K. Akins – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – American Electric Power
Robert P. Powers is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for AEP Utilities; AEP Energy Partners; Customer Services, Marketing & Distribution Services; Generation; Nuclear Generation; Regulatory Services; Physical & Cybersecurity; and AEP Aviation.
Previously, he was President – AEP Utilities, where he was responsible for regulatory and policy matters relating to utility operations, and AEP’s Environmental and Safety organizations. From 2006 to 2008, he was executive vice president – AEP East Utilities, responsible for AEP’s utility operating units Appalachian Power, Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, and AEP Ohio.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President – Generation, a position he had held since 2003. Powers was responsible for all generation activities, including fossil and hydro generation; nuclear generation; project and field services; fuel, emissions and logistics, and business services. From 2001 to 2003, he was executive vice president – Nuclear and Technical Services, a position that gave Powers his first significant exposure to fossil plant construction and maintenance, along with responsibility for operation of the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant. Powers joined AEP in 1998 as senior vice president – Nuclear Generation.
Gregg Tanner – Chief Executive Officer – Dean Foods
Ralph was promoted to EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) on Oct. 1, 2015. He will continue to report directly toGregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer.
In his new role, Scozzafava will continue to oversee the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with the addition of Operations & Procurement and Logistics.
“I’ve really enjoyed the dairy industry, and I’m excited to begin this new phase of my career with Dean Foods,” Scozzafava said. “I’ve been impressed with the quality of people within the organization and all we can accomplish together. The launch of DairyPure® earlier this year was one example of how I think we’re changing the dairy category, and I very much look forward to this next chapter.”
Scozzafava joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with more than 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and grocery categories. He held progressive general management, sales and marketing positions with an outstanding track record of growth and leadership.
Before joining Dean Foods, Scozzafava was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Furniture Brands International where he built organizational capabilities and improved operating results.
Scozzafava also held several general management, sales, marketing and operations leadership roles at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company where he ultimately served as Wrigley’s Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Operations, managing a $5 billion business with more than 10,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad in 180 countries. Scozzafava also spent many years in management with Johnson & Johnson, Clorox and the Campbell Soup Company.
Lance M. Fritz – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – Union Pacific
Eric Butler was named Executive Vice President – Marketing and Sales in March 2012. In this position, he is responsible for Union Pacific’s six major business units: agriculture, automobiles, chemicals, energy, industrial products and intermodal. Collectively, the business units account for nearly $20 billion in annual revenue. He also oversees the railroad’s National Customer Service Center.
Previously, Butler had been Vice President and general manager-Industrial Products, a position he had held since April 2005, after serving two years as vice president and general manager-Automotive. Since joining the railroad in 1986, Butler has held a number of positions including vice president-Supply, vice president-Planning and Analysis, and director-Corporate Compensation.
Butler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and an MSIA in 1986, both from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Jeff Bewkes – Chairman of the Board and CEO – Time Warner Inc.
Gary L. Ginsberg is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Time Warner Inc.
In this role, Ginsberg works with the Company’s senior management team and top executives at its operating divisions on a wide range of corporate matters, with direct responsibility for the Time Warner’s marketing and communications initiatives.
Before joining Time Warner, Ginsberg was the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs at News Corporation. Ginsberg coordinated and executed the Company’s global marketing and investor relations programs, as well as its corporate affairs, strategic communications and philanthropic efforts. Ginsberg originally joined News Corporation in 1999 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications. He was appointed to the Company’s Executive Management Committee in 2000 and to the seven-member Office of the Chairman in 2007.
Prior to News Corp., Ginsberg was a managing director at the New York-based strategic consulting firm of Clark & Weinstock. Previously, he was a senior editor and counsel at George, the monthly political magazine, and a former Assistant Counsel to President Clinton.
Ginsberg began his professional career as an attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ginsberg is a member of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; the Newseum, the national news museum; New Visions for Public Schools; and New York Cares. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ginsberg lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.
Brian Cornell – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Target
Jeff is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Target and a member of its executive leadership team. His areas of responsibility include corporate communications and public relations, brand and category marketing, enterprise loyalty and all advertising, media and marketing operations. He is responsible for the Guest Center of Excellence and serves as the architect for Target’s on-demand shopping experience.
Jeff brings extensive experience in leading global marketing and advertising strategy and operations across more than a dozen industries, including consumer products and retail.
Before joining Target in 2012, Jeff was partner and president of McKinney, a Durham, N.C.-based advertising agency. Prior to McKinney, Jeff was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Gap, where he was responsible for leading marketing strategy, retail store design, store experience and all consumer communications, globally. He also managed Gap, Inc.’s gift card subsidiary, Direct Consumer Services LLC, serving as president of the division.
In addition, Jeff has held leadership positions at marchFIRST, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Leo Burnett Worldwide, and LB Works, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leo Burnett, where he served as president and chief executive officer.
Jeff has been involved in a number of companies that fuel his passion for technology and entrepreneurship. He helped establish a systems integration consulting firm, which was acquired by marchFIRST; and he co-founded Motobias, a dynamic video services provider. He has advised Zoove, a mobile marketing company; experiential marketing firm ASquared Group;
Point Inside, an indoor-mapping technology company; and Curious Sense, a music-based gaming company. Jeff is also a member of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) board of directors, the advisory board of the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and Marketing 50 (M50).
Jeff has been named Marketer of the Year for 2015 by Mass Market Retailers,one of the Top 5 CMOs to Watch in 2015 by The Wall Street Journal, one of the World’s Most Influential CMOs by Forbes, and one of the Top 20 Social CMOs of Fortune 250 Companies, and is also as a 2014 recipient of the Leadership Award by The CMO Club. He is a LinkedIn Influencer and has spoken broadly on the transformation required for modern marketers. His leadership and work have been profiled in Harvard Business Review; Spencer Stuart’s magazine,Point of View; the book, “What the New Breed of CMOs Know That You Don’t;” and the 2015 retail transformation book, “Rebuilding Empires.”
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.
Sheri McCoy – Chief Executive Officer – Avon Products
Fernando Acosta is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Social Selling Officer, responsible for the evolution of the Avon brand experience. He also serves on the company’s Executive Committee.
Before assuming these roles, Acosta was Senior Vice President & President, North Latin America and Andean Cluster, overseeing half of Avon’s overall operations in Latin America, the company’s largest region. In addition, he held the role of Head of Global Brand Marketing.
Acosta joined Avon in 2011 as Senior Vice President and President of Latin America after 19 years at Unilever, where he advanced through a series of senior operating positions with increasing responsibility in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. While at Unilever, he oversaw some of the company’s most prominent brands.
Prior to joining Avon, Acosta served as Senior Vice President for Unilever in the Middle Americas, in charge of the company’s personal care, home care, food and beverages businesses across nine Latin American countries. From 2008 to 2010, he was Senior Vice President for Unilever’s Skincare and Cleansing businesses in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Dove Brand-Global.
A native Argentinean, Acosta began his career with Unilever after earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering as well as a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.
Mark P. Frissora – Chief Executive Officer and President – Caesars Entertainment
Tariq M. Shaukat is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caesars Entertainment. In this role, Tariq oversees Marketing, Information Technology, Analytics, E-Commerce, Distribution, VIP Sales, and Gaming across all lines of business, including casino, hotel, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. He also oversees our Live Entertainment business and our award-winning loyalty program, Total Rewards.
He has joint P&L accountability for company-wide operational performance, and directly manages a budget of almost $3bn. He also has P&L accountability for Caesars’ Live Entertainment line of business, and co-led the design and launch of over $1.5bn in new development projects, including the Linq Hotel and Casino, The Linq Promenade, and The Cromwell.
Reporting directly to the CEO, he is a member of the Caesars Entertainment Executive Operating Committee, Senior Management Team, and Capital Committee.
Tariq joined Caesars as Chief Marketing Officer in 2012 from McKinsey & Company, where he was a Partner. There, he led the Firm’s loyalty practice globally, and worked with clients across a range of consumer businesses, including travel, media, and financial services, on revenue stimulation, marketing and growth topics. Before McKinsey, he worked in the technology industry, co-founding a social media company, and leading business development for the consumer electronics and consumer products businesses at Trilogy, an enterprise software company. He was also a Principal at The McKenna Group, a Silicon Valley based consultancy.
Tariq holds a bachelors and masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, respectively, and a masters degree in Technology and Policy from MIT. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Three Square Food Bank and of The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas.
Andrew N. Liveris – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – The Dow Chemical Company
Joe E. Harlan is Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer for The Dow Chemical Company, a global material science company with 2014 annual sales of more than $58 billion.
As Chief Commercial Officer, he drives Dow’s global Marketing and Sales strategy and organization. He also has executive oversight of the Company’s presence in North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
Joe is a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Council, and his deep insights – and keen focus on delivering across-the-board value – have been critical in Dow’s transformation to a market-driven enterprise.
Joe joined Dow in September, 2011, bringing three decades of diverse geographic, business, operational and customer experience to the organization from 3M Corporation where he was Executive Vice President of the Consumer and Office business. In 2012, he added executive oversight of Dow’s Chemicals, Energy and Performance Materials businesses and oversight responsibility for Dow Asia Pacific. He was named to his current role in 2014 and expanded his geographic responsibilities in 2015.
Prior to 3M, Joe spent 20 years with the General Electric Company (GE), where he held various finance, business development, and operational roles in their Plastics, Appliance and Medical Systems businesses, eventually serving as vice president and CFO of GE Lighting. In 2001, Harlan joined 3M as Vice President, Financial Planning. He then spent two years in Japan with Sumitomo 3M Limited, its Japanese subsidiary, where he served first as executive vice president, and then as president and chairman of the board. He became executive vice president of the 3M Electro and Communications business based in Austin, Texas, in 2004. He was named to his most recent position in 3M in 2009.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Flowserve Corporation – for which he is a member of the Finance and Organization & Compensation Committees – as well as the Dow Corning Corporation. He is a member of the Dow AgroSciences Members Committee, an executive committee member on the Board of Directors for the American Chemistry Council, and he participates on the Indiana University Dean’s Advisory Council for the Kelly School of Business.
Harlan holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana.
Richard A. Gonzalez – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – AbbVie
Laura is Executive Vice President, External Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, responsible for AbbVie’s externally-facing functions of Health Economics Outcomes Research, Government Affairs, Corporate Responsibility, Brand and Communications. She also leads all Legal functions and Biotherapeutics Strategy. Prior to AbbVie’s separation from Abbott, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, where she also had responsibility for the Office of Ethics and Compliance. Both at Abbott and AbbVie, Laura has led Licensing & Acquisitions and Ventures and Early Stage Collaborations. She serves on the board of General Dynamics.
Joseph M. Tucci – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – EMC
Jeremy Burton is President, Products and Marketing at EMC. With revenues of $24.7 billion in 2015 and more than 70,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Burton was appointed President to lead Products and Marketing in March 2014. He is responsible for product divisions within EMC’s Information Infrastructure business, including development and coordination of cross business unit product operations, the Office of the CTO and Global Marketing. Burton joined EMC as Chief Marketing Officer in March 2010, responsible for the global structure, strategy, and execution of all aspects of EMC’s marketing efforts, including all major events and programs. As head of Global Marketing, he extended EMC’s presence and relevance on the world stage, building and guiding EMC’s global reputation and brand, and further enabling the success of the company’s sales teams and partner ecosystem.
He is based at EMC’s offices in Santa Clara, California.
A 20-year veteran of the IT industry, Burton joined EMC from Serena Software, where he was President and CEO. Previously, as Group President of Symantec’s Security and Data Management Business Unit, Burton was responsible for the company’s $2 billion Enterprise Security product line. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of the Data Management Group at Veritas, responsible for the company’s backup and archiving products. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade at Oracle, culminating in the role of Senior Vice President of Product and Services Marketing.
Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey, England.