mindtalks brand growth: 50 Influential Marketing Leaders Changing the Industry in 2020 – Comparably Workplace Insider – picked by mindtalks

The modern CMO at a large company has to be among the most multidimensional of executives. They are an advocate for the customer and an anchor for the team of marketing professionals that work under them. As the CMO moves to drive business growth, they are responsible for changes playing out every day in their organizations, as the customer experience model – a living thing that needs to reflect a shifting world – is constantly evolving. The CMO’s voice is all about mapping out core brand purpose and making sure their organization is well aware of those constantly changing perspectives.

In that spirit, here are 50 notable Marketing Leaders of large companies (500+ employees) from across the U.S. that are using their voices and decisions to drive awareness. Their teams are also saying great things about them as leaders on Comparably. They are among the most influential, cutting-edge marketing leaders in the nation. Their goals: building trust and using their voices inside their companies, in the industry, and in society at large. As the cultural conversation in our country shifts on a nearly daily basis in 2020, these are the marketing leaders who track those changes and take action. Take a look at Comparably’s suite of Marketing Tools here.


Adolfo Villagomez
Chief Marketing Office U.S. Retail

Adolfo Villagomez is senior vice president of The Home Depot’s online business as well as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for all digital activities including Homedepot.com. He is also responsible for all marketing and branding activities at The Home Depot. Adolfo joined The Home Depot in 2014 as vice president of merchandising strategy.  Since that time, he has led several of the company’s core merchandising functions, including Outdoor Power, Garden, and Building Materials. His efforts resulted in the successful expansion of exclusive brand relationships, the growth of private brand offerings, and the revitalization of the Pro program.

“It’s a small group but we can make things happen, working together.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Alicia Tillman
Global Chief Marketing Officer

As the Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition across the globe. She is focused on driving the company vision of helping the world run better and improve people’s lives by building marketing programs and thought leadership to promote our exceptional product innovation and purpose-driven initiatives. Prior to joining SAP, she spent 11 years at American Express as the head of Marketing and Business Services after leading Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Media Relations for the Global Business Travel division.

“Room for one’s own development, special social projects, social responsibility in word and action.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Kipp Bodnar
Chief Marketing Officer

Kipp Bodnar is the Chief Marketing Officer of HubSpot. Prior to his role as CMO, Kipp served as Vice President of Marketing at HubSpot, overseeing all demand generation activity worldwide, building out the EMEA and APAC marketing teams, and managing HubSpot’s field marketing, localization, strategic partnerships, and social media efforts. Kipp serves as a marketing advisor for SaaS companies including SimplyMeasured, InsightSquared and Guidebook.

“My colleagues are demanding. They want to learn constantly. In addition, they are open, transparent, helpful and pleasant conversation partners.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Amy Fuller
Chief Marketing and Operations Officer

As Accenture’s chief marketing & communications officer, Amy Fuller leads a global team of approximately 2000 marketing and communications professionals focused on strengthening the Accenture brand in the marketplace and helping to grow the business. Amy is responsible for brand, advertising and research, content and digital marketing, social media, corporate and financial communications, industry analyst and media relations. She is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and the Accenture Diversity Council. Prior to joining Accenture in 2017, Amy served as senior managing director of global brand at Deloitte.

“Talented, driven, dedicated, innovative and ambitious.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Ann Lewnes
EVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Ann watched too much TV as a kid. This admission and her passion for creativity and media still drive her as Adobe’s CMO and are reflected in the company’s groundbreaking marketing campaigns. Creativity is only half the equation, as under Ann’s leadership, Adobe’s marketing organization has pioneered the shift to digital — deploying a comprehensive set of digital marketing solutions, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s strategic impact on business. Prior to Adobe, Ann spent 20 years building the Intel brand as a VP of Marketing. In 2015, Ad Age named her to The Creativity 50, honoring the most creative people of the year. If Ann were not at Adobe, she’d be a roadie for a band.

“Everyone really enjoys what they do and support each other as much as possible.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Anna Griffin
Chief Marketing Officer

Anna Griffin has served as Smartsheet’s CMO since 2019. Griffin has more than two decades of experience in senior marketing roles, including leading the global re-branding of CA Technologies during her five years as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Before CA, she spent five years as Vice President of Global Marketing at Juniper Networks, where she led a marketing transformation and repositioning effort around the company’s transition from hardware innovator to enterprise network software and cloud solutions provider.

“My team is very collaborative and honest we have continuous conversations about the work we do and find solutions and laughter while doing it.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Antonio Lucio
Global Chief Marketing Officer

Antonio is the Chief Marketing Officer at Facebook. In his role, he is responsible for the global consumer marketing organization, which is focused on communicating the story of Facebook’s brands, products and services more transparently. Antonio has more than 30 years of experience in building brands that stand the test of time, has been a champion for diversity and inclusion for underrepresented groups in the advertising industry, and was recently named the world’s #3 most influential CMO. He earned a B.A. in history from Louisiana State University. He was born in Spain, raised in Puerto Rico, and currently resides in San Francisco.

“We all take the time to listen to each others opinions, views, thoughts, etc.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Chris Brandt
Chief Marketing Officer

Chris Brandt serves as CMO for Chipotle, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to this role, Brandt was at Bloomin’ Brands, where he served as executive vice president and chief brand officer across Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s. In this capacity, he oversaw a 75-person brand team and held responsibility for product innovation, brand positioning, product pipeline development, consumer insights, creative strategy and development, media strategy, loyalty, and digital marketing across all four dining concepts.

“Honest, candid, innovators w/ experience from a myriad of industries.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Chris Capossela
Chief Marketing Officer

Christopher C. Capossela has been the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing & Consumer Business of Microsoft Corporation since April 6, 2011 and March 2014 respectively. Mr. Capossela has worked for more than 15 years at Microsoft in a variety of marketing, technical and field positions. Mr. Capossela has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Harvard University.

“I love working at Microsoft, as the environment is great, and it encourages you to work hard.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Dirk-Jan van Hameren
Chief Marketing Officer

Van Hameren, a 25-year veteran of Nike, serves as VP, Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to this role, van Hameren served as VP, GM of Nike Sportswear, a role in which he and his team led a complete offense against Nike’s Sportswear business, driving strong consumer connections through iconic styles like Air Max and Air Force 1, and innovations like Tech Fleece apparel. They added more than $3 billion in revenue under his leadership. His prior roles included VP, Brand Management for Western Europe; GM, Nike ID; Global Brand Initiatives Director, and Director of Brand Events. Prior to joining Nike, van Hameren graduated from Utrecht Business School with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

“We all work as a team and care about the success of ourselves and the team.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Janine Pelosi
Chief Marketing Officer

Janine Pelosi is Zoom’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the company’s brand, communications, go-to-market, product marketing, lead generation, and customer marketing, as well as Zoom’s online business and its corporate responsibility initiatives under the Zoom Cares Foundation. Janine joined Zoom in March 2015 as Head of Marketing and built its marketing organization from scratch. 

Janine brought over 15 years of strategic marketing experience to Zoom, with an in-depth knowledge of SaaS business models. Prior to joining Zoom, Janine led the worldwide demand generation function for the collaboration business unit at Cisco. She built successful teams and transformative programs at both Webex (pre-acquisition) and Cisco, garnering a deep knowledge of both eCommerce and direct sales go-to-market models. In 2020, Janine was named one of the most innovative CMOs in the world by Business Insider.

“Our leaders lead by example. They are passionate and dedicated to their various roles in the organization, which motivates those they lead to do more.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Lara Hood Balazs
Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Strategic Partner Group

Lara Hood Balasz is Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Strategic Partner Group for Intuit. Prior to Intuit, she held global marketing leadership roles at companies such as Vis, Nike Inc., Gap Inc. and General Mills. As a consultant at Prophet Brand Strategy, she built successful brand strategies for a variety of companies across industries. Balazs is a graduate of University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. She has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

“They’ve set big, audacious goals that i feel invested in and fully part of.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Lorraine Twohill
Chief Marketing Officer

Before filling the role of CMO, Lorraine Twohill was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Google. Ms. Twohill joined Google in 2003 and is responsible for its global Marketing function. She served as Vice President of Marketing for EMEA at Google Inc. from 2003 to 2009 and also served as its Chief of European Marketing division. She holds a Joint Honours Degree in International Marketing and Languages from Dublin City University.

“The communication and uniqueness is like no other company.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Paul Latham
SVP, Marketing

Paul Latham serves as the SVP, Marketing of Costco. Prior to the SVP role, Latham served as VP of Membership and Marketing Services for the company. He has been with Costco company since 1993. Prior to that, he worked for Price Club as Director of Photo, Optical, Hearing Aids, and Pharmacy. He holds a BA from San Francisco State University.

“I love the diversity and learning to do things in different ways.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Philip W. Schiller
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Schiller has over 25 years of marketing and management experience, including 20 years at Apple in various marketing management positions; as the VP of Product Marketing at Macromedia, Inc. of San Francisco, CA; as the director of Product Marketing at FirePower Systems, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA; as an IT manager at Nolan, Norton & Company of Lexington, MA; and as a programmer and systems analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Schiller graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College in 1982.

“I feel challenged but not overworked. Everyday I am satisfied by the knowledge that my work is appreciated.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Rick Gomez
Chief Marketing, Digital, and Strategy Officer

Rick joined Target in 2013 as senior vice president of brand and category marketing, where he was responsible for leading marketing efforts across all merchandise categories at Target. He also was responsible for creative collaborations that included designer partnerships, exclusive music artists and licensing.  Prior to joining Target, Rick held senior-level marketing positions at MillerCoors, PepsiCo and the Quaker Oats Company. Rick received a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

“They motivate me to be a better employee.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Stephanie Buscemi
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie Buscemi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Salesforce. She’s been with the company for over six years. Prior to that, she was SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at IHS Markit, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for SAP.

“I appreciate being a part of a company that is innovative and changing the world!”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Brie Carere
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Brie Carere is the executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for FedEx Corp. In her role, Carere oversees the company’s global marketing and communications, including advertising, brand and reputation, product and business development, innovation, e-commerce, retail marketing, and digital access. She is also responsible for oversight of the global customer experience and revenue management teams. Carere is a member of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, a select group of the company’s top leadership, which sets the strategic direction for the corporation. Prior to that role, Carere served as vice president of marketing, customer experience and corporate communications for FedEx Express Canada.

“The leadership is fun, helpful, and successful.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Matt Staneff
Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Staneff is T-Mobile’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He leads the team that’s on a mission to make T-Mobile the most loved brand in America—not just in wireless—and take the Un-carrier to the next level. Matt’s team is responsible for brand strategy and insights, digital experiences and marketing, media, commercial, sponsorships, events, offers, promos, and customer acquisition and management. Prior to his role as CMO, Matt held several leadership positions at T-Mobile, including EVP chief commercial officer, SVP product and customer management, SVP and VP customer loyalty, and more.

“Everyone wants to do well. The competition is outside of T-Mobile, not within.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Nick Cerise
Chief Marketing Officer

Nick Cerise is passionate about growing global businesses and building great teams that develop innovative solutions to meet customer needs.He’s an action oriented leader and agile practitioner with a digital first mentality that believes in driving an iterative approach to innovation led by the voice of the customer. Cerise also believes in the power of data and leveraging a test and learn approach rooted in advanced analytics for business decision-making. He’s a proud inventor and has been awarded a patent for Methods and Systems for Actively Optimizing a Credit Score and Managing/Reducing Debt.

“Extremely supportive culture. We plank together in our office!”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Jon Passman
Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Passman oversees product strategy, marketing and brand strategy, and custom development for Trimble Transportation. In his role, Passman ensures alignment between sales, product management and technology. Prior to joining Trimble, Passman served as the product management leader at Total Administrative Services Corporation in Minneapolis, where he led the product management team for the company’s entire portfolio

“Interesting and challenging projects, flexible work hours, experienced colleagues, ability to learn new technology, techniques and methodologies.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Yaniv Masjedi
Chief Marketing Officer

Yaniv Masjedi manages Nextiva’s marketing and branding efforts by working to create strategies that drive awareness, strengthen the Nextiva brand, and share the story of the company’s unique culture. In addition to his duties at Nextiva, Yaniv is a well-known business thought leader and regularly contributes articles to publications including Huffington Post, Salesforce Blog, AllBusiness, and Under30CEO. Yaniv studied Political Science and History at UCLA.

“Every day is a new challenge and it never gets boring. There are tons of opportunities to tackle, which keeps things interesting.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Marc Mentry
Chief Brand Officer

Marc Mentry is a senior marketing executive with 25 years of experience in Brand Management, Advertising and Sports Marketing. Currently, Marc is the Chief Brand Officer at Capital One. He is responsible for all global advertising, media planning, sponsorships, social and digital branding at Capital One. This includes leading the award-winning “What’s in Your Wallet” national advertising campaign. Marc has been at the helm of Capital One becoming the official Bank and Credit Card of the NCAA and the College Football Playoffs including the Capital One Orange Bowl. Over the last 3 years, Capital One and Marc have earned much acclaim for their work including 5 Sports CLIOs, Ad Age’s 2016 Power Players List and 2016 Business Insider’s Most Innovative CMOs.

“I love the work I get to do every day in partnership with a great team and with the support of leadership!”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Anita Treiber
Chief Marketing Officer

Anita is a passionate business and people manager with 23 years of marketing and business management experience, in FMCG and healthcare. She delivers results via developing new, winning strategies based on consumer insights, and customer requirements and via implementing new effective business processes. Treiber has experience in managing P&L, developing new concepts, deploying and executing product and commercial initiatives (offline and digital) in multiple countries and channels. She has successfully integrated businesses, managed organizational restructuring and proven adaptable to new cultures.

“We can collaborate without ego getting in the way, find creative solutions to any problem that arises, and are always willing to support one another when it’s crunch time.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Heidi Melin
Chief Marketing Officer

Heidi is responsible for telling the Workfront story, creating and executing an integrated marketing strategy, driving increased awareness, and building a customer marketing function to deepen Workfront’s customer relationships. Heidi brings to Workfront over two decades of senior marketing leadership and a reputation for building award-winning marketing teams in the technology industry. She has a proven track record for driving measurable growth for some of the most respected enterprise SaaS technology brands and has been recognized for her industry expertise. Her knowledge in B2B marketing has enabled her to become a thought leader and a sought out speaker at many industry events throughout the country.

“The team are my friends, I get along with them great, and we all work hard to accomplish great things.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Carrie Palin
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer

Carrie Palin has served as Splunk’s Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer since 2019. Prior to joining Splunk, Ms. Palin served as the Chief Marketing Officer at SendGrid, a digital communications platform company acquired by Twilio, from 2018 to 2019. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Palin served as the first Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Box, a cloud content management company. Ms. Palin served as the Vice President of Marketing for IBM’s Cloud Data Services and Analytics Software Division from 2015 to 2016. She also previously spent over 15 years at Dell leading various marketing organizations. Ms. Palin holds a B.S. from Texas Christian University.

“I appreciate the vision and openness and the fact that they are sincere.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Ani Chiuzan
Acting Chief Marketing Officer

Ani Chiuzan is Acting Chief Marketing Officer for PIpedrive. She has deep experience in desiging and executing insight-driven marketing strategies supported by rigorous financial expertise. Throughout her career, she has built deep knowledge in marketing communications and PR, commercial proposition development, product marketing, customer marketing, retention.  Ani’s 18+ years experience has global reach working with B2C, B2B and SaaS organisations in sectors such as Telecommunications, IT, Retail, Finance across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, US and the Carribean.

“We are each able to manage our own time. We are trusted to work from home whenever we want to, and to work however much is needed to stay on top of our tasks.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Suzy Deering
Global Chief Marketing Officer

Suzy Deering is responsible for guiding eBay’s customer-led global marketing approach, stewarding the eBay brand and providing scalable marketing solutions for the company’s markets. She joined eBay in 2015 and has since leveraged her background in technology, media and brand to drive these efforts forward. Suzy has a proven track record of positioning Fortune 500 companies as leaders in their industry. Prior to eBay, she was CEO of Moxie, the largest digital advertising agency in the Southeast. Her experience also includes more than a decade with Verizon, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including Executive Director of Media, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive company recognition, sales and revenue. Suzy also contributed her talents to iconic brands like The Home Depot and The Walt Disney Company.

“Leaders are really focused on being inclusive.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Chief Marketing Officer

Remi Kent is the Global Business Director at 3M in Stationery and Office Supply Division where she leads the Post-it® and Scotch Brands and the Shopper Marketing team. Remi’s expert oversight is essential to the management of two iconic 3M brands, Post-it® and Scotch Brands. Remi oversaw the incredible launch of Post-it® Extreme Notes – a first-of-its-kind product launch targeting an entirely new consumer in new channels. She also oversaw the launch of Scotch™ Flex & Seal Shipping Roll – a revolutionary shipping product that is sure to disrupt the shipping category. Remi joined 3M after a 13-year career with Procter and Gamble. At P&G, Remi was most recently the Director for the P&G Shopper Marketing Team for Target. She has also been recognized by Ad Age Magazine as 40 under 40 Marketer.

“Good company, great career opportunities, high collaboration.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


VP Marketing

Ted Ward is VP of Marketingn for GEICO, responsible for many of the company’s iconic (and funny) ads. Ward joined GEICO in 1984 as director of media advertising and was named vice president of marketing in 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds an MBA in marketing from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the Direct Marketing Association and the Advertising Club of Washington, D.C.

“Members of management and leaders are facilitating an innovative, collaborative work environment – not just someone to report to.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Fara Howard
Chief Marketing Officer

Fara Howard is Chief Marketing Officer for GoDaddy. Prior to GoDaddy, Howards led Marketing for Amazon Fashion. Before that, Fara was the Global Head of Marketing at Vans and had the honor of bringing their brand to life for their 50th Anniversary. Her career also includes over a decade at Dell, including leading North America Consumer and Small Business Marketing and establishing Dell’s in-house digital agency. She started her marketing career at Gatorade, which taught her the importance of intimately knowing your customer.

“I work with incredibly talented, smart individuals who come prepared to work every single day and who care about each other, our customers and our corporate goals.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Tom Libretto
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

Tom Libretto is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, responsible for global marketing initiatives and functions, including brand, advertising, digital marketing, product marketing, industry marketing, demand generation, corporate communications, customer engagement, social media, events, and marketing operations. Mr. Libretto has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience in global technology organizations including Lotus, IBM, Nokia, and most recently as managing director, global head of digital experience at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), the largest bank in the US. His multi-disciplinary background includes B2B and B2C marketing and sales experience as well as product management, corporate strategy, and business development roles.

“Everyone here is a big family. We collaborate and share effectively. Everyone is open to feedback and the whole company is in the constant pursuit of improvement.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Amy Frampton
Head of Marketing

Amy Frampton is Head of Marketing for Bamboo HR. Frampton joined BambooHR after spending more than 15 years in technology and marketing leadership roles in the greater Seattle area. Previously, she was VP of Product Marketing at Smartsheet, a leading work management software company. Before that, she served in marketing and leadership positions at Vulcan (the holding company founded by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Microsoft.

“Leaders are incredibly intelligent and amazing at what they do. They’re constantly trying to improve and help others grow.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Casey Hurbis
Chief Marketing Officer

Casey Hurbis is the Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken Loans. He oversees both online and traditional marketing initiatives, while driving new, innovative strategies to captivate the audience of the nation’s largest and most trusted mortgage lender. To achieve these goals, Casey leads a marketing group of more than 300 team members known as Detroit’s premier in-house agency. Under Casey’s leadership, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans launched one of 2020’s highest-rated Super Bowl commercials starring Hollywood A-lister, Jason Momoa. His team also announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL, making Rocket Mortgage the first official mortgage sponsor of the NFL in over a decade.

“Innovative, team oriented, smart, funny.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Lynne Capozzi
Chief Marketing Officer

As Acquia’s chief marketing officer, Lynne Capozzi oversees all global marketing functions including digital marketing, demand generation, operations, regional and field marketing, customer and partner marketing, events, vertical strategy, analyst relations, content and corporate communications.

Lynne is one of Acquia’s boomerang stories, first serving as Acquia CMO in 2009. Lynne left Acquia in 2011 to pursue her nonprofit work full-time. She returned to Acquia in late 2016 to lead the marketing organization into its next stage of growth.

“The marketing team is a smart group of individuals who rally around each other and provide support from start to finish.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Michael Londgren
Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Londgren leads Seismic’s marketing strategy and operations worldwide. Prior to Seismic, Michael held marketing executive roles at Google Cloud and DocuSign. At Google Cloud, Michael led product marketing for G Suite and helped the company grow its customer base from four million to more than five million paid customers within one year. At DocuSign, Michael built the company’s product marketing organization and helped the company scale from 180 employees to more than 2,000 and prepare for its IPO. He was also instrumental in re-framing DocuSign’s category from e-signature to Digital Transaction Management. Earlier in his career, Michael held marketing leadership roles at Adobe, BoardVantage, Apple, and other fast-growing technology companies.

“Seismic is at a really exciting period of growth and I feel like the work I am doing is making an impact.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Heather Zynczak
Chief Marketing Officer

Heather Zynczak is the Chief Marketing Officer at Pluralsight, the world’s only technology learning platform. Heather is focused on leading a data-driven marketing organization that delivers real qualitative results. She spends her time driving go-to-market strategy and increasing global brand visibility. Heather joined Pluralsight in August of 2016 because she was excited by the mission, culture and enormous opportunity to solve strategic business problems for companies of all sizes. Heather began her career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), The Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen & Hamilton. She also led marketing and product marketing for two Silicon Valley startups before joining Oracle,
where she worked in Product Strategy, leading the vision for 20+ products. She then joined SAP as the Global Vice President of Marketing, where she marketed products that drove $3 billion in annual revenue. Most recently, Heather was at the helm of marketing at Domo, launching the brand while company revenue grew from $0-100 million, achieving 100% year-over-year revenue growth.

“My team is top notch and extremely invested in our mission and values.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Jeff Solomon
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer for Diamond Resorts, Jeff Solomon oversee global growth initiatives. Solomon has extensive experience leading marketing and operational teams to success at premiere hotel and gaming properties. He most recently held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Affinity Gaming, Inc., where he helped drive operations at 11 casinos in seven markets and delivered double-digit property level EBITDA growth. Under his leadership, the company also set an all-time EBITDA record and increased guest service scores and labor efficiency.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to be under leadership that understands and cares what hurdles we have to jump on a daily basis.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Esther Lee
EVP Gloabl Chief Marketing Officer

Esther Lee is MetLife’s global chief marketing officer and a member of the company’s Executive Group. She joined MetLife in 2015 and is responsible for managing all aspects of global marketing, the global brand and the customer journey. Lee and her team lead a strategic, customer-focused marketing practice across the globe that drives business growth. In 2016, Lee led MetLife’s first brand refresh in nearly 30 years and introduced “Navigating life together,” the company’s brand platform that brings to life MetLife’s role as a trusted partner to its customers as they navigate life’s twists and turns. Prior to joining MetLife, Lee was senior vice president for Brand, Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships at AT&T. In that role, she oversaw global brand marketing, advertising, media and sponsorship, as well as the integration of brand leadership into the company’s business strategies.

“We have weekly team meetings to get important information and also it’s fun.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Ivan Pollard
SVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer

Ivan Pollard has been Global Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, Inc. since July 10, 2017 and served as its Senior Vice President until August 2018. Mr. Pollard served as Co-Head of U.S. Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company since January 2016. During his time at Coca-Cola, he was responsible for developing strategies to more effectively deploy a more than $2 billion global media spend.

“I love solving complex business problems with a consumer-first lens.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Chief Marketing Officer

Todd Barr is Chief Marketing Officer for Gitlab, where he focuses on driving value. Prior to GitLab, Barr served as VP of Digital Demand for Red Hat and Chief Marketing Officer at Alfresco. He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenen-Flagler Business School.

“I get to accomplish a lot and contribute to great team outcomes.”

— Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Bobby Patrick
Chief Marketing Officer

Bobby Patrick has driven growth in technology businesses for over two decades, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups. He most recently served as CMO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s multi-billion-dollar Cloud business. Bobby was responsible for global branding, product marketing, communications and demand generation to deliver on the company’s strategic growth imperatives. He began his career at the FBI as a computer specialist at the age of 16.

“Everyone supports each other and works as a team no matter what the goal is.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Margaret Arakawa
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer at Outreach, Margaret works closely with company leaders to drive strategy and business execution while leading the growing marketing organization across brand, communications, demand generation and product marketing. Margaret is also passionate about finding the cure for childhood cancers. She and her husband are avid fundraisers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Firefighter Stairclimb which helps raise money to combat blood cancers – the most common cancer impacting children. Arakawa lives in the Seattle area with her husband and 11-year-old son.

“We celebrate the big AND small wins. I am a remote employee but it never feels that way.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Sonya Gafsi Oblisk
Chief Marketing Officer

As Global Vice President of Marketing, Sonya Gafsi Oblisk leads the company’s marketing, advertising and brand development efforts, including digital, brand marketing and customer relationship strategies. Oblisk brings more than 15 years of experience in retail, consumer products and affinity marketing, including an eight-year tenure at Wal-Mart where she most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Sam’s Club.

“Creative problem-solving, great energy, enthusiasm and passion.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Robert Chatwani
Chief Marketing Officer

Robert Chatwani is the Chief Marketing Officer for Atlassian, a collaboration software company with a mission to unleash the potential of every team. Robert oversees the company’s global brand, marketing, e-commerce, and analytics teams, which together define Atlassian’s distinctive go-to-market business model. Prior to Atlassian, Robert served as Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer for Teespring, a social e-commerce platform. Previously, Robert was the CMO of eBay North America, which generated over $35 billion in annual trading volume. At eBay Robert also helped to build and scale eBay’s social innovation and non-profit programs, which have raised over $1 billion in donations for organizations throughout the world.

“People are autonomous and proactive, everyone can and feel empowered to affect the outcomes.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Carolyn Tisch Blodgett
Head of Global Marketing

Carolyn Tisch Blodgett serves as the Head of Global Marketing at Peloton—the tech company that has revolutionized the fitness industry. Carolyn developed and implemented a marketing strategy that moved Peloton from an unknown startup to a household name while growing the membership base grow to nearly one million members. She led Peloton’s largest campaign to date during the 2018 Winter Olympics, spearheaded the launch of Peloton’s second ever product, the Peloton Tread, and oversaw the company’s first international expansion. Her work has been cited by national outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Axios, AdWeek, AdAge, Business Insider and PRWeek. She’s also been recognized as one of AdWeek’s Most Powerful Women in Sports, one of the 25 Most Influential CMOs in the World by Business Insider, and a recipient of the prestigious 2018 AdWeek Brand Genius Award.

“Motivated, transparent, caring, inspiring, humble. Fantastic team to work with.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Vikrant Batra
Chief Marketing Officer

As the Chief Marketing Officer for HP Inc., Batra leads all aspects of worldwide, regional and country marketing for the company. Prior to serving in his current role with HP, Batra was Global Head of Marketing for each the company’s printing business and personal systems business where I managed end-to-end marketing across hardware, solutions and services in 170 countries. He additionally led marketing at the company across the consumer PC division, corporate brand group, and commercial printing division. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to lead partner marketing and advertising for over 20 brands across the globe and was previously Senior Vice President for TracyLocke.

“I love working for a company where innovation is at our core – and every day we create technology in the service of humanity. It’s empowering!”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


David Messinger
Chief Marketing Officer

David Messinger plays a respected, thought-leadership role regarding key issues facing C-suite executives and business leaders, from business transformation to innovative marketing platforms to corporate strategy. His expertise combines a range of experiences, from his tenure within client-side businesses to agency-side organizations; working for a blue-chip multinational to an entrepreneurial, digital start-up; and from first-hand exposure to a range of businesses including telecommunications, consumer electronics, financial services, automotive, restaurants, food and beverage, beer, apparel, retail, lodging and hospitality, and entertainment.

“Its one of the best places on planet earth to work at!”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably


Ricky Engleberg
Chief Marketing Officer

Ricky Engelberg is the Chief Marketing Officer at Vistaprint where he oversees all Marketing, Customer Experience, and Digital Product focused on driving Vistaprint forward as the marketing partner for every small business owner. Ricky has led the global company’s COVID-19 business and marketing strategy, spearheading the development of new product offerings, and evolving how Vistaprint serves its small business partners and consumers alike. Ricky joined Vistaprint in September 2019 after almost two decades at Nike and Converse helping drive the creation of Nike+, the Nike+ Fuelband, and Connected Product. He spent his first decade at Nike focused on the growth of Digital Marketing. Ricky received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & New Media from the University of Georgia.

“Delivering on ambitious goals set for our team.”

– Anonymous Review from Marketing on Comparably

Source: comparably.com

 

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