Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce the Top 100 Marketing Executives of 2022. These individuals are the driving force behind much of their company’s brand and market positioning success. As a result of the pandemic, marketing executives across all industries have had to adjust their strategies and employ tactics to maintain brand awareness in today’s ever-changing environment. These awardees employ years of experience and creativity to ensure their companies remain at the forefront of their respective markets.

Awardee Lisa Gevelber, the Chief Marketing Officer for Google, has been a part of the company for nearly 12 years and founded Grow with Google where she has helped more than 6 million Americans develop their businesses, careers and skills all online. Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Chris Capossela, plays a big impact on driving revenue, growth and share across the company’s consumer business by leading with his decades of experience. Meanwhile, awardee Suzy DePrizio, the Chief Marketing Officer of Centene, plays a crucial role in the company’s market strategy, advertising and brand position so the company can continue to reach individuals across the nation and provide high quality and cost effective healthcare to them.

There is no indication of a decline for a growing need for talented marketing executives. In fact, research indicates that marketing challenges will continue as audience attention becomes more fragmented across all types of media channels. This year’s awardees are best positioned to lead their companies towards sustainable growth and marketing innovation. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 Marketing Executive of 2022.

 

2. Dustin Sedgwick
Chief Marketing Officer - Payments, J.P. Morgan
Princeton University

Dustin Sedgwick is the Chief Marketing Officer of J.P. Morgan Payments, which is the $11B revenue payments and technology business at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the recognized global leader in payments and treasury spanning everything from blockchain, to fintech, to treasury services, to payment processing, to commercial card, and global trade. He joined the company in 2021.

Before joining J.P. Morgan, Sedgwick held various marketing leadership positions in the technology industry, including most recently at Microsoft leading global teams for Surface and Xbox. Earlier in his career he worked in marketing and strategy at Google. Sedgwick graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and summa cum laude from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

7. Zena Arnold
Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Kimberly-Clark
The Ohio State University

Zena Arnold is a Chief Digital and Marketing Officer of Kimberly-Clark. As a cutting-edge marketing leader, Arnold drives initiatives to accelerate the digital transformation of Kimberly-Clark’s brands and businesses. In her role, she leads Kimberly-Clark's global teams for consumer relationships and engagement, media and content, analytics and insights, agency operations and marketing capabilities. Her organization advances relationship building, data and insight-driven marketing to spur growth for the company’s essential and trusted brands that include Huggies, Kotex and Kleenex.

Arnold previously worked at Google, where she held business and operations leadership roles, running the U.S. Chromebooks organization. Prior to that time, she led global marketing for Chromebooks, where she oversaw product marketing, brand marketing, partnerships, go-to-market and international expansion. When she first joined Google, she ran marketing for Google Play in the Americas. Earlier in her career, Arnold worked at Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's, where she held a series of brand and portfolio management roles for brands that included Olay, Folgers, Pop-Tarts and more. Arnold holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The Ohio State University.

 

8. Suzy DePrizio
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Centene
Harvard University

Suzy DePrizio began her professional career over 23 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Centene. Centene Corporation is a multinational company that provides high-quality healthcare services to members in all 50 states and around the world. Centene is the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the country and provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs.

DePrizio first got her start in 1999 as an officer in the US Navy. From there, she went on to the US Pacific Command, before eventually rising to head of digital and ecommerce transformation at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, her most recent position prior to joining Centene. DePrizio graduated from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business with an MBA and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in political science and government.

 

9. Marija Zivanovic-Smith
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, NCR Corporation
Georgetown University

Marija Zivanovic-Smith is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of NCR Corporation. She first joined the company in 2008 and has progressed through executive leadership roles in marketing, communications, public and government affairs, and also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO. NCR Corporation is a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail and hospitality industries. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with 36,000 employees globally. Zivanovic-Smith has over two decades of experience.

Zivanovic-Smith got her start with IBM where she briefly served as a manager before moving onto executive roles with the company. She recently served as the U.S. Business Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council. Over her career, she has served as a board member for several organizations including Kashat, City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, Information Technology Industry Council and the Trans-Atlatic Business Council. She currently leads the NCR COVID-19 Response Task Force. Zivanovic-Smith earned an undergraduate degree in international politics and foreign policy processes from Georgetown University.

 

12. Sherri Landry
Chief Marketing Officer, CEC Entertainment
Duke University

Sherri Landry is the Chief Marketing Officer of CEC Entertainment. She first joined the company in 2018. For over 40 years, CEC Entertainment has proudly served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining/entertainment. As the award-winning, number-one, kid-friendly restaurant for millions of families across the world, the company and its franchisees operate a system of 605 Chuck E. Cheese's stores located in 47 states and 14 foreign countries/territories, and a system of 149 Peter Piper Pizza franchise and company-owned locations.

In 1996 Landry served as an assistant brand manager for Pringles with Proctor and Gamble before moving on to Sara Lee Branded Apparel and later Hagger Clothing Co. She has served in executive roles with well-known companies such as Pizza Hut, T.G.I.Friday’s, Main Event and Which Wich prior to her current role with CEC Entertainment. Landry graduated from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in public policy studies and with an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Rochester.

 

13. Chitra Ebenezer
Chief Marketing Officer, Velcro Companies
University of Virginia

Chitra Ebenezer is the Chief Marketing Officer of Velcro Companies. Velcro is a British privately held company, founded by Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral in the 1950s. It is the original manufacturer of hook-and-loop fasteners, which de Mestral invented. Velcro Companies together comprise a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant, and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world. Ebenezer has 18 years of experience. She began her career in 2004.

Before joining Velcro Companies, Ebenezer was a senior director of USA marketing at Rana Meal Solutions and before that a global communication director at Tate & Lyle. Earlier in her career she worked with Kraft Foods as a senior brand manager of natural cheese. Ebenezer graduated from the University of Virginia - Darden School of Business with an MBA and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree.

 

16. Cameron van Orman
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Planview
Dartmouth College

Cameron van Orman began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Planview. Planview is a global enterprise software company headquartered in Austin, Texas. For over 30 years, Planview provides the most comprehensive portfolio and work management solutions in the industry. The company is also a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrants for PPM for 15 consecutive years.

van Orman first got his start in 1996 as a business analyst at SCA Consulting. From there, he went on to Stern Stewart & Co., before eventually rising to SVP of product & solution marketing at CA Technologies, his most recent position prior to joining Planview. van Orman graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in economics and math.

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18. Heather Macleod
Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director, Sprott
Dartmouth College

Heather Macleod is the Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director of Sprott. She first joined the company in 2017. Sprott is a global asset manager providing investors with access to highly-differentiated precious metals investment strategies. Its best-in-class investment products include innovative physical bullion trusts, mining ETFs, and private equity and debt strategies. The company also partners with natural resource companies to meet their capital needs through their merchant banking and resource lending activities.

Previously, Macleod was a director of communications at VanEck and before that a director of marketing communications at Hayden Wealth Management. Earlier in her career she worked with J&W Seligman / RiverSource Investments as an SVP and director of corporate communications. Macleod earned an undergraduate degree in history from Dartmouth College.

 

22. Rosanne Saccone
Chief Marketing Officer, Planet
Stanford University

Rosanne Saccone is the Chief Marketing Officer at Planet. She first joined the company in 2020. Planet is a market leading integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting a massive amount of information about the changing planet. Planet is driven by a mission to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. Decision makers in business, government, research, and scientific communities use Planet’s data and machine learning-powered analytics to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve the world’s toughest challenges.

Prior to joining Planet, Saccone was the CMO at BlueJeans and before that the CMO at Pentaho from Hitachi Vantara. She has served in several executive roles at companies like Hewlett-Packard, PivotLink, Stealth Mode, BEA Systems and Olliance. Saccone is a seasoned marketing executive with over twenty-five years of results-driven marketing, management and finance experience in the high tech industry. Saccone graduated from the University of Virginia with an MBA and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

25. Lawrence Schwartz
Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lawrence Schwartz joined AspenTech, the global leader in asset optimization software, as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer in 2018. AspenTech helps capital-intensive industries, such as energy and chemicals, meet both their profitability and sustainability goals by running their operations to be safer, more efficient and more reliable. AspenTech solutions combine 40 years of process modeling expertise with artificial intelligence to enable customers to reduce emissions and waste, innovate with new sustainability solutions and achieve resource efficiencies.

Schwartz has more than 20 years of experience building world-class marketing organizations for growing companies. Before AspenTech, he served as CMO at SoftwareONE, a $7B software and cloud portfolio management company with business in over 80 countries. Schwartz has also been the CMO for Attunity, a leading provider of information availability software solutions for the enterprise. He has also held senior marketing and product management positions at EMC, E Ink Corporation and Tokutek.Schwartz holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in aeronautics and astronautics, also from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

29. Doug Mow
Chief Marketing Officer, Net at Work
Cornell University

Doug Mow is the Chief Marketing Officer of Net at Work. Net at Work is a full-service technology and business consultancy. The company offers ERP and accounting, strategic advisory and digital marketing services, infrastructure and cloud solutions, web services, enterprise content management, and more. It aims to help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously navigate the complexities of IT solutions. Mow has over 24 years in the IT & services industry. He began his career in 1997.

Before joining Net at Work, Mow was an independent consultant at Global C Level Executive and Consultant and before that a CMO at QuEST Global. Earlier in his career he worked with Qwest Digital Media as a VP of product marketing and strategy. Mow graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

32. Marisol Tamaro
Chief Marketing Officer, Vibrant Health
Columbia University

Marisol Tamaro is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vibrant Health. She first joined the organization in 2020 as a consultant for marketing communications. Vibrant Health is an integrative lifestyle, wellness, and longevity clinic. They are pioneers in the future of healthcare, raising the bar in the treatment of anti-aging, brain health, pain, neuropathy and much more. Their teams redefine aging and reimagining wellness.

Tamaro first got her start in 1992 as an analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before moving on to Revlon where she served as an associate marketing manager. She has held various executive leadership positions with companies like PepsiCo, UNIQLO, and J.CREW prior to joining Vibrant Health. Tamaro graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in finance and business management, from Columbia University with an MBA and with a certificate in digital marketing strategy from Northwestern University.

 

36. Josh Zable
Chief Marketing and Strategic Planning Officer, Minitab
University of Michigan

Josh Zable began his professional career over 21 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing and Strategic Planning Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Minitab. Minitab helps companies and institutions spot trends, solve problems and discover valuable insights in data by delivering a comprehensive and best-in-class suite of data analysis and process improvement tools. For close to 50 years, Minitab has helped organizations drive cost containment, enhance quality, boost customer satisfaction and increase effectiveness.

Zable first got his start in 2000 in funds information management at Black Rock. From there, he went on to Natexis Bleichroeder, before eventually rising to VP at Dentsply Sirona, his most recent position prior to joining Minitab. Zable graduated from the University of Michigan with an MS in applied economics and an undergraduate degree in economics and creative writing.

 

39. Scott Chao
Chief Marketing Officer, Appspace
Duke University

Scott Chao began his professional career over 17 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Appspace. Appspace's platform helps organizations build an exceptional workplace experience with simple communication and space management tools. With offices in the US, UK, UAE, and Malaysia, plus additional experts in a dozen other countries, they provide global support to thousands of customers and help companies modernize their workplace experience.

Chao first got his start in 2004 as a manager at Deloitte. From there, he went on to Cvent, before eventually rising to VP of marketing at DealerSocket, his most recent position prior to joining Appspace. Chao graduated from The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business with an MBA and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in economics and electrical engineering.

 

40. Julie Roehm
Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Party City
University of Chicago

Julie Roehm is the Chief Marketing and Experience Officer for Party City. She first joined the company in 2019 as the chief experience officer. Party City is a global leader in the celebrations industry. A vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, Party City offers consumer party goods in more than 100 countries around the world.

Prior to joining Party City, Roehm was the chief marketing officer for ABRA Auto Body & Glass. Prior to that, she was the chief storyteller for SAP. In addition to her current roles, Roehm is a contributor for Fox Business Network and serves on several boards. She graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA and from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.

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41. Vicky Wilkens
Chief Marketing Officer, ON Partners
University of Michigan

Vicky Wilkens is the Chief Marketing Officer of ON Partners. She first joined the company in 2019. ON Partners propels an organization's mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants, ON delivers a better executive search experience by bringing values-based leadership to retained executive search. Their business model empowers and incentivizes their consultants to be collaborative, transparent and accessible.

Wilkens first got her start in 2004 as a marketing coordinator for Turner Broadcasting System before moving on to become a marketing manager with Time Inc. She spent several years as a brand manager with ACTIVE Network and Mizuno USA. Her most recent position prior to joining ON Partners was as the VP of global consumer and brand marketing with The Weather Channel. Wilkens earned an undergraduate degree in English and communication studies from the University of Michigan.

 

44. Bryan Ferschinger
Chief Marketing Officer, Tock
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bryan Ferschinger is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tock, a reservation, table, and event management system used by restaurants, wineries, galleries and bars around the world. As the CMO at Tock, Ferschinger brings extensive marketing and innovation experience and a passion for modern brand building from decades in key leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies. He is responsible for all aspects of B2C and B2B marketing strategies and tactics, including digital and social media, brand communications, content development, public relations and developing strategic partnerships. Ferschinger is recognized as a contemporary marketer and strategic thought leader with a proven 20+ year record of profitably growing businesses.

Prior to joining Tock, Ferschinger worked with MillerCoors where he held several leadership roles including VP of marketing, chairman, and senior director of marketing. Before that, Ferschinger spent over 11 years with Wrigley in various positions within their marketing department. Ferschinger earned an undergraduate degree in consumer behavior and personal finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

 

48. Joe Sinha
Chief Marketing Officer, Parnassus Investments
University of Michigan

Joe Sinha is the Chief Marketing Officer of Parnassus Investments. He first joined the company in 2015. Parnassus Investments is the largest ESG pure-play mutual fund company in America, a source for genuine ESG strategies since 1984. They have a brand that resonates with people who want to responsibly invest with their values and have competitive returns.

Prior to joining Parnassus Investments, Sinha served as a senior vice president and held key leadership roles in sales, marketing strategy, product development, and mergers/acquisitions at Wells Fargo Funds Management. Prior to Wells Fargo, he held leadership roles in data management and product development at Morningstar. Sinha has over 20 years of experience in the mutual fund industry and holds the Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 securities licenses. He earned an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

 

49. Al Girardi
Global Vice President of Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer, GEP Worldwide
Vassar College

Al Girardi is the Global VP of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer of GEP Worldwide. He first joined the company in 2012. GEP delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability and increase shareholder value.

Previously, Girardi was a VP of marketing and the chief marketing officer at Innodata and before that a VP of marketing at Antenna Software. Earlier in his career he worked with GCI Group as a VP of business and financial services marketing. Girardi earned an MS in media management from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in history from Vassar College.

 

50. Lydia Flocchini
Chief Marketing Officer, SurePoint Technologies
University of California - Los Angeles

Lydia Flocchini began her professional career 30 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of SurePoint Technologies, the leading provider of CRM, financial and practice management software to law firms nationwide. For more than 40 years, law firms have relied on SurePoint's award-winning enterprise software to drastically improve workflow and maximize financial performance. With a community of more than 50,000 members, SurePoint continues to transform the legal industry by enabling law firms to unlock higher performance by freeing lawyers of administrative burdens so they can spend far more time focusing on their clients and their practice.

Flocchini has extensive Go-to-Market experience building and scaling legal tech start-ups, company acquisitions and integrations, and launching new product categories including Legal Analytics and the next generation of legal research. She has held leadership roles in customer success, marketing and sales at Thomson Reuters, Lex Machina, and Logikcull. Flocchini double majored in History and Classical Civilization from the University of California, Los Angeles and has a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

 

52. Valerie Kaplan
Chief Marketing Officer, Headspace
Duke University

Valerie Kaplan began her professional career nearly 15 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of Headspace. Headspace was created with one mission in mind, to improve the health and happiness of the world. Reaching more than 65 million users in 190 countries, Headspace was one of the first meditation apps in the world and remains a leader in mindfulness and mental training. Headspace has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies.

Kaplan first got her start in 2007 as a pricing consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners. From there, she went on to HBO, before eventually rising to VP of growth marketing at Hulu, her most recent position prior to joining Headspace. Kaplan graduated from the Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in economics and literature.

 

54. Katherine Rainbolt
Chief Marketing Officer, Tattered Cover Book Store
Washington University in St Louis

Katherine Rainbolt is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tattered Book Cover Store. She first joined the company in 2021. Established in 1971, Tattered Cover Book Store is one of America's premier independent bookstores, a Denver institution and a community gathering place. Tattered Cover is a locally-owned business with an unwavering commitment to the customer and the community, with four unique stores in metro Denver, and three satellite stores at Denver International Airport. Each location offers personal service, a large, well-curated selection of new and used books, an extensive newsstand, and beautifully selected gifts. Tattered Cover hosts more than 600 authors, illustrators, public figures, community events, book festivals and schools each year.

Rainbolt first got her start with Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she served as an assistant coordinator for the museum programs. She later moved on to become a program manager with Colorado Ski Country USA, her most recent position before joining Tattered Cover. Rainbolt earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s in education from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Denver.

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55. Courtney Ettus
Chief Marketing Officer, Crexi
University of Michigan

Courtney Ettus is the Chief Marketing Officer of Crexi. Crexi is a marketplace and technology platform that consolidates commercial real estate solutions into a unified ecosystem, designed to streamline the CRE process from listing to closing. Today, Crexi empowers nearly 2 million buyers, brokers, and tenants each month to explore over $2 trillion of property value nationwide and has helped to close upward of $330 billion in transactions. Ettus has over 24 years in the internet industry. She began her career in 1997.

Before joining CREXi, Ettus was a chief marketing officer at Greenfly Inc., and before that the president of Smashd Distillery. Earlier in her career she worked with Kenneth Cole Productions as the VP of global marketing. Ettus graduated from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

 

57. BJ Webb
Chief Marketing Officer, HITRUST
University of Illinois

BJ Webb is the Chief Marketing Officer of HITRUST. HITRUST was founded in 2007 to champion programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for global organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. Today HITRUST is seen as the leader in information risk management and assurance reporting.

Webb has 30 years of experience in marketing, operations, and business transformation roles. She began her career at AT&T where she spent 28 years in leadership roles including 6 years in product marketing and marketing at AT&T Cybersecurity before joining HITRUST. Webb’s professional experience includes a unique blend of marketing and operations, and a passion for continuous learning. Webb graduated from the University of Illinois - Gies College of Business with an MBA in 2020, and from the University of Illinois with an undergraduate degree in business administration - organizational behavior.

 

58. Brent Hieggelke
Chief Marketing Officer, CrowdStreet
University of Chicago

Brent Hieggelke began his professional career over 36 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing Officer of CrowdStreet. CrowdStreet is the leading online real estate investing platform. To date, they’ve launched more than 500 deals, including both individual assets and funds. Some of the world’s largest sponsors, including Greystar and Harbor Group International have used CrowdStreet to raise capital. Since 2014, its investor community has committed more than $2.1 billion in investments and earned nearly $240 million in distributions.

Hieggelke first got his start in 1986 as a co-founder and associate publisher of NewCity Communications. From there, he went on to Morgan Stanley, before eventually rising to chief marketing officer at Brandlive, his most recent position prior to joining CrowdStreet. Hieggelke graduated from the University of Chicago with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

60. Brian Leamy
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, CSS Fundraising
University of Pennsylvania

Brian Leamy is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of CCS Fundraising. He first joined the company in 2019. For over 70 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations to advance some of the most important causes in history. As leading consulting experts in campaign and development strategy, they plan and implement fundraising initiatives to help nonprofit organizations make a bigger impact locally, nationally, and globally. Their unique, customized approach provides each organization with an embedded professional to provide real-time solutions.

Leamy first got his start in 1995 as a senior strategy consultant with Deloitte Consulting before moving on to United Way of America where he served as the VP of enterprise strategy. He has previously served in executive leadership roles with companies such as Arabella Advisors and Sensor Products Inc. Leamy graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in information systems and a master’s in strategic planning and from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA.

 

61. Ryan George
Chief Marketing Officer, Docupace
The University of Texas at Austin

Ryan George is the Chief Marketing Officer of Docupace. He first joined the company in 2020. Docupace is a leading digital operations technology provider that simplifies how wealth management firms process and digitize data, increasing efficiency, productivity, and profits. With the secure, cloud-based Docupace Platform, the Docupace team provides a suite of digital solutions that helps broker-dealers, RIAs, and their advisors streamline and automate client onboarding, document management, advisor transitions, Regulation BI, cybersecurity, and other critical workflows while maintaining SEC and FINRA compliance.

Previously, George was a director for investment marketing at GuideStone Financial Resources and before that an assistant VP of marketing and communications at 1st Global. Earlier in his career he worked with US Global Investors as an investor representative. George earned an undergraduate degree in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin.

 

63. Jennifer Huang
Chief Marketing Officer, Viva Eve
Northwestern University

Jennifer Huang is the Chief Marketing Officer of Viva Eve. She first joined the company in 2020. Viva Eve is a total reinvention of the women’s health care experience. Their purpose is to empower women to be active in their own health journey. From birth control options to on-site ultrasounds to fibroid treatments, they provide specialized care for all women. This all-in-one approach ensures that whatever health concerns may arise over the course of their patient’s life, it’s managed by a team of ObGyn experts that knows each patient and their health best. Their top-rated specialists, ObGyns, and nurses are affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospitals, among others.

Huang first got her start in 1998 as an analyst in corporate finance with Morgan Stanley before moving on to become an associate with Warburg Pincus. She later went on to Kraft Foods before rising to become an assistant VP with L'Oreal and later the VP of marketing with Alterna Haircare. Her most recent position prior to joining Viva Eve was as the CMO with Trellis Healthcare. Huang graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in journalism and economics and from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA.

 

65. Stephen Lambright
Chief Marketing Officer, AEye
Northwestern University

Stephen Lambright is the Chief Marketing Officer of AEye. AEye is the premier provider of intelligent, next generation, adaptive LiDAR for vehicle autonomy, advanced driver-assistance systems, and robotic vision applications. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lambright has nearly 29 years of experience. He began his career in 1993.

Before joining AEye, Lambright was the founder and chief marketing officer at NC5s and before that the VP of marketing at Production Resource Group. Earlier in his career he worked with Autodesk as a senior product manager. Lambright graduated from the University of California - Berkeley with an MBA and from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree.

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67. Angela Hilliard
Chief Marketing Officer, Cognia
Georgetown University

Angela Hilliard is the Chief Marketing Officer of Cognia. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional services and consulting within a framework of continuous improvement. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit serving 36,000 institutions and supporting nearly 25 million students and 5 million educators every day, Cognia is an undeniable force for enhancing schools, engaging students, and driving better outcomes for all.

Hilliard joined Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED in 2009, and has served as a VP of marketing, deputy chief of strategy and development, chief strategy officer and most currently, chief marketing officer. Before that, she was a promotions director with Alternative Marketing Solutions and a director of theatrical marketing with Bauer Martinez. Hilliard graduated from Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree in finance and from the University of the Incarnate Word with an MBA.

 

68. John Byrne
Chief Marketing Officer, Gould & Ratner
Northwestern University

John Byrne began his professional career over 32 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Gould & Ratner. Gould & Ratner is a law firm with a wealth of legal experience and business acumen. The firm’s services are designed to reflect the needs of well-established organizations and growing businesses, as well as those of individuals. Gould & Ratner has been engaged in business deals in over 12 countries, including China, India, UK, Germany, France and Mexico, and is a member of LawExchange International, a network comprised of middle market law firms in over 30 countries.

Byrne first got his start in 1990 as an editor in chief at Students Publishing Co. From there, he went on to St Petersburg Times, before eventually rising to become the president of Glencoe Media Group Inc., his most recent position prior to joining Gould & Ratner. Byrne graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a JD and from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in journalism.

 

69. Ryan Pitylak
Chief Marketing Officer and Founder, ZenBusiness PBC
The University of Texas at Austin

Ryan Pitylak is the Chief Marketing Officer and Founder of ZenBusiness PBC. He founded the company in 2016. ZenBusiness is a trusted partner for business owners who want to start, run, and grow a business. They use technology and automation to provide fast and low-cost services, expert support, and a personalized dashboard that puts everything their clients need at their fingertips. Pitylak has over 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space and is passionate about leading innovation for the industry.

Pitylak is the former CEO of Unique Influence, a performance digital advertising agency that was acquired by MDC Partners. Following the acquisition, Pitylak served as the head of performance digital at advertising agency Media Assembly where he managed a team of 100+ people across strategy, search, social, programmatic, and creative. As speaker and contributor, he strives to get marketers to think more strategically while also taking a data-driven approach to advertising. Pitylak earned an MBA and an undergraduate degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

 

70. Jennifer Andrews
Chief Marketing Officer, EverChain®
Virginia Tech

Jennifer Andrews is the Chief Marketing Officer of EverChain, a fintech revolutionizing receivables management with technology, innovation, and compliance. EverChain’s solutions have protected over 10 million consumers to date. Andrews has nearly 22 years in the financial services industry. She began her career in 2000.

Andrews is responsible for developing and leading the company’s marketing, branding, public relations, and communications strategies. Prior to joining EverChain, Andrews worked with top global B2B firms including RedHat and D.E. Shaw. A constant learner, she recently completed certificates in Finance and Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online. Andrews graduated as Valedictorian of Virginia Tech, Summa Cum Laude, with an undergraduate degree in business management from the Pamplin College of Business, in just two years.

 

72. Kevin Myers
Chief Product & Marketing Officer, AiAdvertising
The Ohio State University

Kevin Myers is serving as the Chief Product and Marketing Officer and Board Member of AiAdvertising. AiAdvertising offers a proprietary advertising software platform powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. This comprehensive platform allows marketers to leverage the latest technology to develop, manage, and implement digital advertising campaigns more effectively. Myers has nearly 35 years of experience. He began his career in 1985.

Before joining AiAdvertising, Myers held notable positions at companies such as Cold Stone Creamery, Donatos Pizzeria, Sage Software, IBM Sterling Solutions, American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, and Frito-Lay. Myers graduated from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and computer science engineering.

 

74. Shoma Thomas
Chief Marketing Officer, WellSky
University of Virginia

Shoma Thomas is the Chief Marketing Officer of WellSky. WellSky is a technology company leading the movement for intelligent, coordinated care. The company’s next-generation software, analytics, and services power better outcomes and lower costs for stakeholders across the health and community care continuum including providers, payers, health systems, and community organizations. WellSky serves more than 20,000 client sites around the world including the largest hospital systems, blood banks, cell therapy labs, blood centers, home health and hospice franchises, post-acute providers, payers, government agencies, and human services organizations. As the CMO, Thomas oversees the growth strategies for all WellSky products and is responsible for building the WellSky brand, which includes public relations, communications, and all strategic marketing activities.

Previously, Thomas served as VP of marketing for Kinnser Software, where she led marketing and strategic growth initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

 

75. Deborah Fullerton
SVP and Chief Marketing, Communications & Consumerism Officer, Prisma Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deborah Fullerton is the SVP and Chief Marketing, Communications & Consumerism Officer of Prisma Health. She first joined the company in 2019. Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Prisma Health is comprised of two affiliates: Prisma Health–Upstate and Prisma Health– Midlands. Together they are dedicated to improving the health of all South Carolinians through improved clinical quality, access to care and patient experience, while also addressing the rising cost of health care.

Previously, Fullerton was a chief marketing and communications officer at AMITA Health and before that a CMCO, AVP of health services and Dean at University of South Carolina. Earlier in her career she worked with The Courier-Tribune as an editor. Fullerton earned an MBA from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business and an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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77. Susan Crandall
Chief Marketing Officer, Clearview AI
Dartmouth College

Susan Crandall is the Chief Marketing Officer of Clearview AI. She first joined the company in 2021. Clearview AI is a revolutionary, all-in-one, facial recognition platform designed to support federal, state, and local law enforcement in their shared mission to help keep communities safe. It has the largest known database of 10+ billion facial images sourced from public-only web sources, including news media, mugshot websites, public social media, and thousands of other open sources. As the CMO, Crandall is responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing strategy and driving Clearview AI’s vision of making the world a safer place through innovative, AI-driven solutions.

Crandall brings decades of B2B and B2G experience leading marketing and business development initiatives for some of the world’s largest public safety brands, including Clearview AI, Motorola Solutions, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. At VaaS International, the parent company of Vigilant Solutions and Digital Recognition Network, Crandall led all marketing and legislative affairs activities for the company and played an integral role in helping position the company for its acquisition by Motorola Solutions. Most recently she served as CMO for Rekor Systems where she led marketing, sales and product management. Crandall earned a JD from George Mason University and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

 

78. Leslie Gibbs
Chief Marketing Officer, Modern Vascular
Northwestern University

Leslie Gibbs began her professional career over 33 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of Modern Vascular. Modern Vascular facilities are a group of affiliated outpatient clinics providing minimally invasive endovascular procedures to treat Peripheral Artery Disease. Its mission is to advance regular screening, early diagnosis, and successful treatment of the disease.

Gibbs first got her start in 1989 as an assistant brand manager at Procter & Gamble. From there, she went on to Lenscrafters, before eventually rising to chief marketing officer at Western Dental & Orthodontics, her most recent position prior to joining Modern Vascular. Gibbs graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Ohio University with an undergraduate degree in marketing.

 

79. Susan Waldman
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Meals on Wheels America
Michigan State University

Susan Waldman is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Meals on Wheels America. She first joined the company in 2013. Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

Previously, Waldman was a co-founder and director of strategic services at FORGE Branding and before that a branding columnist at The Washington Post. Earlier in her career she worked with Walt Disney World as the head of national advertising and senior marketing planner. She was named 2021 Woman of the Year by Washington Women in PR. Waldman earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Michigan State University - The Eli Broad College of Business.

 

81. Jeannette Wyatt
CEO and Chief Marketing Officer, Wyatt Management
University of California - Los Angeles

Jeannette Wyatt is owner, CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Wyatt Management – General Contractor. She purchased the commercial construction company in 2010 on the heels of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. As a mid-sized general contractor, Wyatt Management is unique in adopting Lean Building, principles often practiced by larger companies on larger projects. BuildBETTER™ is the inspired methodology that brings together Lean Building and The Wyatt Way to fulfill their vision of building products and relationships that last a lifetime. Since the acquisition, Wyatt reinvented the company’s brand image and presence in the marketplace resulting in top line revenue growth of 1000%.

Previously, Wyatt worked as a marketing director for Internal & External Communication (IEC), a leading e-learning company based in Venice Beach, CA. In 2005, she pivoted from technology into healthcare working for Fortune 100 companies including AmerisourceBergen and McKesson Specialty Health. She earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA and a masters at the prestigious USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

 

82. Maria Budet
Chief Marketing Officer, Miami-Dade Beacon Council
Yale University

Maria Budet began her professional career over 26 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of Miami-Dade Beacon Council. Miami-Dade Beacon Council is charged with bringing new, job-generating investments to the community, while assisting existing businesses in their efforts to expand. By doing this, The Beacon Council facilitates the creation of quality jobs for each and every resident of Miami-Dade County.

Budet first got her start in 1996 as a managing editor at Generation ñ Magazine. From there, she went on to USA Broadcasting, before eventually rising to group director at WPP's Zubi Advertising. Budet graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in sociology.

 

85. Sylvia Marten
Chief Marketing Officer, Pivotal Analytics
Cornell University

Sylvia Marten is the Chief Marketing Officer of Pivotal Analytics. Pivotal Analytics is a technology company seeking to redefine the way healthcare systems and their partners identify growth opportunities while optimizing their real estate portfolios. Through Pivotal, a unique, map-based intelligence platform, it integrates traditional and non-traditional data, powerful analytics, and deep healthcare knowledge into map-based visualizations that locate providers, services, facilities, patient needs and preferences, and care gaps across the US. Marten has over 24 years of experience. She began her career in 1997.

Before joining Pivotal Analytics, Marten was the president of Veritas Health and before that a senior managing consultant at Bridge Strategy Group. Earlier in her career she worked with Renaissance Worldwide as a consultant. Marten graduated from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth with an MBA in marketing and finance and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

 

86. Daryl Evans
Chief Marketing Officer, Great Southern Wood Preserving
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Daryl Evans began his professional career 36 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Great Southern Wood Preserving (YellaWood). Established in 1970, Great Southern Wood Preserving services D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other building-related segments from 15 facilities with distribution coverage across the eastern half of the USA from the Canadian border to Mexico. The company provides dealers with a broad range of pressure treated lumber products and other building products that serve all user segments from the homeowner, to multi-family construction, to farm and ranch needs, industrial and commercial applications, saltwater uses and more.

In 1986, Evans served as an SVP with McCann Erickson Worldgroup managing accounts such as Coca-Cola and Aflac. From there, he went on to Randstad, before eventually rising to become the VP of Advertising for AT&T, managing advertising, media and sponsorships for AT&T Wireless and Uverse TV. He served as VP strategic sports alliances for the American Cancer Society, his most recent position prior to joining Great Southern Wood Preserving. Evans graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

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87. Matthew Fitzgerald
Chief Marketing Officer, Tend
Princeton University

Matthew Fitzgerald began his professional career over 17 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tend. Tend is a technology-driven dental startup that provides hassle-free, personalized, and straightforward dental services. Tend is on a mission to transform dentistry into an empowering, human, and joyful experience.

Fitzgerald first got his start in 2005 as a retail research analyst at Standard & Poor’s Vista Research. From there, he went on to Cool Beans, before eventually rising to SVP of marketing at HelloFresh, his most recent position prior to joining Tend. Fitzgerald graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in history.

 

88. Juliana Prather
Chief Marketing Officer, EDITED
Stanford University

Juliana Prather is the Chief Marketing Officer of EDITED. She first joined the company in 2021. EDITED is the global leader in retail intelligence. They help retailers increase margins, generate more sales and drive better outcomes through AI-driven market and enterprise intelligence to fuel automation. By connecting business analytics and external market data, brands like Columbia and Inditex use the EDITED retail intelligence products to make better data-backed decisions, expediting insights into action.

Prather first got her start in 1992 with Nine West Group where she served as an international sales manager before moving on to become the director of brands with Liz Claiborne. From there, she served in several executive roles including vice president, president and CMO with companies like Jack Rogers USA, Maidenform, Lysse, Marena Group and Grant Juerey. She has years of experience guiding in marketing for a range of top brands and companies, both enterprise and start up. Prather graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in international relations.

 

91. Yael Eytan
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Asian Art Museum
Brown University

Yael Eytan is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, which opened a new exhibition pavilion as part of its Transformation Project in July 2021. With Asia as their lens and art as their cornerstone, they spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. At the museum, Eytan provides strategic leadership and oversight of the marketing and digital engagement, communications, guest experience, creative services, and digital experience departments.

Eytan came to the Asian Art Museum from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Before that, she worked at the National Museum of American Jewish History, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Eytan has served on the boards of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Anti-Defamation League and has volunteered for several other cultural organizations. She has been a guest lecturer at University of San Francisco, Northwestern University, Columbia College, and Drexel University, and has presented at the AAM, National Arts Marketing Professionals, and Tessitura conferences. Eytan started her career in advertising and worked in account management at DDB Worldwide. Her passion for art, culture, and lifelong learning led her to her first museum job at the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds an AB from Brown University, magna cum laude, and has completed graduate and executive level coursework at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

94. Lilach Asofsky
Chief Marketing Officer, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Duke University

Lilach Asofsky is the Chief Marketing Officer of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors to provide for the wellbeing of the men and women who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as well as the families of fallen soldiers. Headquartered in New York City, FIDF is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation that operates 14 regional offices in the United States and one office in Latin America. FIDF initiates and helps support educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland.

Prior to her current role with FIDF, Asofsky served as a president with DomeMain Events and before that was the senior vice president of marketing for Loehmann’s. Previously she served as the CMO for Redcats USA and held executive leadership positions at several companies including WEBIZ, Liz Claiborne, CNBC and General Electric. Asofsky graduated from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in psychology and economics.

 

97. Chris X. Moloney
Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Chameleon Collective
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Chris Moloney is the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer of Chameleon Collective, where he has spent the last two years developing marketing innovations and executing large-scale marketing programs for FinTech companies like Snap Finance. In February 2022, he was made “partner,” by Chameleon Collective–a global consultancy focused on marketing and digital innovation. Chameleon works together to help businesses grow and transform from the executive to the executional level. They have reinvented the traditional company by removing classical hierarchies, unnecessary costs, and business models that cause inflexibility.

Previously, Moloney was the chief marketing officer and SVP of e-commerce at Brinks Home Security, during which time they were awarded two consecutive J.D. Power Awards for top customer experience. Prior to that, he was the chief marketing officer and head of strategic partnerships for the online finance company TaxSlayer. At TaxSlayer his rebranding was featured as a top rebrand of 2019 by AdWeek and Chris received two finalist nominations at the Cannes Global Advertising Festival, the Golden Lions. He has won 6 Gramercy Institute awards for marketing innovation. These awards span his tenure as the chief marketing officer of Scottrade/TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo Advisors. Chris holds the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Marketing and Market Research from global consultancy Frost & Sullivan. He is widely recognized as one of the top marketers in the US and has received over a dozen awards for driving measurable growth for some highly recognized brands and fast-moving growth leaders. He has been a president of the CMO Club twice in St. Louis and Atlanta and an ambassador for over 12 years to the global CMO group.

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