AdvisoryCloud Top CMOs and Marketing Executives


#1. Kelly Bennett

Netflix, Inc.

Kelly Bennett has served as Netflix's Chief Marketing Officer since 2012, after nearly a decade at Warner Bros. where he was most recently Vice President Interactive, World Wide Marketing with the pictures group, leading international online campaigns for Warner Bros. movies. Before that Kelly ran digital marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and worked in promotion and business development at the company. He previously held executive positions at Dow Jones International and Ignition Media as well as being a partner in online marketing agency Cimex Media.


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AdvisoryCloud produces c-suite executive rankings based on statistical and algorithmic analysis of executive performance across 24 key areas. Our proprietary methods for evaluating and ranking executives play a key role in the operation of AdvisoryCloud’s global marketplace that connects companies with advisors across 124 industries and 50+ professions. We use our data sets and understanding of executive talent from the rankings to guide our matchmaking process between companies and advisors, ensuring that companies find the advisor best suited for their current challenges and opportunities. 

A sample of the 24 categories that we measure include:

  • Experience in the executive role
  • Business results during tenure
  • Board member appointments
  • Company earnings per share growth this year
  • Industry/professional reputation

#2. Philip Schiller, Apple

Philip Schiller is Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Schiller is a member of Apple's Executive Team. Since rejoining Apple in April 1997 Schiller has helped the company create the best computers in the world with the Mac, lead the digital music revolution with iPod and iTunes, reinvent mobile phones with iPhone and the App Store, and define the future of mobile computing with iPad. Schiller has over twenty five years of marketing and management experience, including twenty years at Apple in various marketing management positions.

#3. Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile

Andrew Sherrard serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile. Sherrard is responsible for strategic development and execution of all marketing, product development, pricing programs and activities that will help to drive revenue, customer growth and improve the customer experience for each of our brands. Andrew Sherrard joined T-Mobile in 2003. Prior to T-Mobile, he was a Marketing Manager for Clorox, responsible for developing and implementing the business plan, growing volume, market share and profit.

#4. Davide Grasso, NIKE

Davide Grasso currently serves as Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Nike, Inc., in Beaverton, Oregon. Born and raised in Turin, Italy, Mr. Grasso completed studies in Business Administration at the University of Turin that helped to prepare him for his career. After graduating from the University of Turin, Davide Grasso continued his education at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, where he completed his MBA. He then embarked on a diversified career in fashion and apparel marketing for companies in his native Italy and abroad.

#5. Karen Walker, Cisco

Karen Walker is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cisco.  As Cisco’s CMO, Karen is responsible for the company’s Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government and Community Relations groups. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and growing demand for Cisco's solutions globally. Since joining Cisco, Walker has championed marketing's role as an accountable business function aligning closely with sales teams and a vital resource to partners.

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Top CMOs and Marketing Executives of 2015

This accolade from AdvisoryCloud is a reflection of all of the hard work my five thousand teammates have put in at AOL and I am honored to accept it on their behalf. Arthur Minson, CFO, Time Warner Cable

It is truly an honor to be identified by AdvisoryCloud as a leader in the industry. It speaks volumes of the outstanding work done by the investments team at UPS and I find myself extremely fortunate to be associated with such a talented and dedicated group of individuals. Brian Pellegrino, Chief Investment Officer, UPS

I am honored by AdvisoryCloud’s recognition among my peer group and feel privileged to be a CMO at this exciting time of customer revolution. Elisabeth Charles, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

I very much appreciate AdvisoryCloud’s recognition of our work at Thomson Reuters to strengthen the underpinnings of our marketing activities with data-driven intelligence.  I am privileged to work with an exceptional executive team and a marketing organization focused on driving our business to continued success across the globe.

Tobias Lee, CMO, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting

AdvisoryCloud has assembled a ranking of HR Leaders who are helping to shape and transform the organizations and industries of which they are a part.  It is both humbling and an honor to be among those selected.

Josh Friedlander, Chief Human Resources Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP

I am pleased to be chosen for AdvisoryCloud’s 2012 CMO Ranking. Behind every marketing leader, there is a team. I have been fortunate to have managed an incredible team of marketing professionals who deliver world class marketing and should share in this recognition. Vince Ferraro, CMO, Kodak

Being acknowledged among one's peers is among the most meaningful recognition possible. What an honor to be placed on such a prestigious list alongside some of today's true Marketing thought leaders.

Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy

I am grateful for the recognition by AdvisoryCloud, but realize that it is actually an acknowledgement of the stellar work done by the finance staff at AutoNation, the tremendous leadership provided by Mike Jackson, and the dedication of the thousands of AutoNation associates who deliver world-class customer experiences everyday at our stores.

Michael Short, CFO, AutoNation

I’m honored by the recognition and pleased to be counted among a roster of CMO’s managing some of the finest brands in the world. Diane Dietz, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, SAFEWAY INC.

I am extremely honored, humbled and grateful for the recognition by AdvisoryCloud for making the TOP CMO for 2012. I truly realize that it is a combination of many things and want to recognize that my professional path led me to MonaVie. Jeff Cohen, CMO, MonaVie

I am honored to be included in AdvisoryCloud’s listing of top CFOs, particularly because I consider this to be a testament to the capabilities and accomplishments of Avis Budget Group’s outstanding finance team around the world. David B. Wyshner, SEVP & CFO, Avis Budget Group, Inc

1. Kelly Bennett, Netflix, Inc.

2. Philip Schiller, Apple Inc.

3. Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile US, Inc.

4. John Slusher, NIKE, Inc.

5. Karen Walker, Cisco Systems, Inc.

6. Ronald M. Coppock, ARRIS Group, Inc.

7. Stephen Quinn, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

8. Chris Cox, Facebook, Inc.

9. Beth Comstock, General Electric Company

10. Marcos de Quinto, The Coca-Cola Company

11. Anne Finucane, Bank of America

12. Jon Iwata, IBM

13. John Costello, Dunkin’ Brands

14. John D. Hayes, American Express Company

15. David Roman, Lenovo

16. Robert Medrano, Akana

17. John C. Distaso, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

18. Michelle Crecca, Prudential Financial

19. Stephan W. Labonte, VWR Corporation

20. Peter D. Horst, The Hershey Company

21. Marc Pritchard, Procter & Gamble

22. Shannon Stubo, LinkedIn Corporation

23. Evan Greene, The Recording Academy

24. Ricky Strauss, Walt Disney Studios

25. Anthony Christie, Level 3 Communications, Inc.

26. Charlie Young, Sabre Corporation

27. Bart Sichel, Burlington Stores, Inc.

28. Revell Michael, Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated

29. Albert Pimentel, Seagate Technology

30. Nitsa Zuppas, Veeva Systems Inc.

31. Lorraine Twohill, Google

32. Pam Wickham, Raytheon

33. Stacy Martinet, Mashable

34. George Courcier, PDC Energy, Inc.

35. Richard Kellam, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

36. Lisa Caputo, Travelers Companies

37. Roxanne Taylor, Accenture

38. Will Downie, Catalent, Inc.

39. Kirsten A. Lynch, Vail Resorts Inc.

40. Bob O'Keefe, DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.

41. Christine Cefalo, Workday, Inc.

42. Steven B. Wiggs, BB&T Corporation

43. Michael Senackerib, Campbell’s Soup

44. Esther Lee, MetLife, Inc.

45. Christopher Capossela, Microsoft Corporation

46. Andrew Nocella, American Airlines Group Inc.

47. Diane Dietz, Safeway

48. Gail Galupo, Aflac Incorporated

49. Rhett Winchell, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.

50. Silvia Lagnado, McDonald's Corp.

51. Claude P. Moreau, Tesoro Corporation

52. Meg Lee, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

53. Jeffrey J. Jones II, Target Corp.

54. Phyllis Anderson, Express Scripts Holding Company

55. Jim Ward, CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

56. Martine Reardon, Macy's, Inc.

57. Jeremy Burton, EMC Corporation

58. Eileen Lynch, Thomson Reuters

59. Doug Collier, La-Z-Boy

60. Rene Bonvanie, Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

61. Tom Armstrong, L.L. Bean

62. Sander Arts, Atmel Corporation

63. John F. Strain, Williams-Sonoma

64. Sheryl Adkins-Green, Mary Kay

65. Mary Beech, Kate Spade & Company

66. Robert Franklin, Exxon Mobil Corporation

67. Greg Butz, Comcast Corporation

68. Ted MacLean, Iron Mountain Incorporated

69. Thomas F. O'Toole, United Continental Holdings, Inc.

70. Eric Fisher, Valero Energy Corporation

71. Susan C. Hyde, W. P. Carey Inc.

72. George Murray, Signet Jewelers

73. John Frascotti, Hasbro

74. Olivier Francois, Chrysler Corporation

75. Lapo Paladini, PerkinElmer

76. Neal Campbell, CDW

77. Michelle Kersch, Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.

78. Kelly Loeffler, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

79. T. Michael Glenn, FedEx Corporation

80. Marcus Starke, E*TRADE Financial Corporation

81. Shawn Gensch, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

82. Mark D. Mauz, Antero Midstream Partners LP

83. Werner Barth, Philip Morris International, Inc.

84. Bret Sewell, Synaptics Inc.

85. Caroline D. Naggiar, Tiffany & Co.

86. John Wojick, The Boeing Company

87. Thomas M. Kelley, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

88. Michael J. Barkley, Pinnacle Foods Inc.

89. Brad Iversen, Edward Jones

90. Kurt A. Kane, The Wendy's Company

91. Terry Clark, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

92. D. Scott Pryor, Targa Resources Partners LP

93. Tim Rosa, Fitbit Inc.

94. Robert Moore, Office Depot

95. Sicily Dickenson, NRG Energy, Inc.

96. J. David Joyner, CVS Health Corporation

97. Jan Hanak, Regency Centers Corporation

98. Scott Moore, Anadarko Petroleum

99. David Abelman, Rite Aid Corporation

100. Marianne Budnik, SimpliVity

101. Erin Mulligan Nelson, SunPower Corporation

102. Steven Smith, CoreSite Realty Corporation

103. Enna Allen, The Howard Hughes Corporation

104. Diego Scotti, Verizon Communications Inc.

105. Simon Fleming-Wood, Pandora Media, Inc.

106. Lisa Bacus, Cigna Corp.

107. Paul Crandell, GoPro, Inc.

108. Stephen T. Odell, Ford Motor Co.

109. Eric S. Waldinger, UDR, Inc.

110. John Wyatt, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

111. Cynthia A. Archer, Sunoco LP

112. Clay Stobaugh, John Wiley & Sons

113. Steve Bradley, Continental Resources, Inc.

114. Colette Laforce,

115. Derek Mathieson, Baker Hughes Incorporated

116. Marshall Lang, AGL Resources Inc.

117. Beth Johnson, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

118. Melisa Goldie, PVH Corp.

119. Gregory Pearson, Intel Corporation

120. Sharon Rothstein, Starbucks Corporation

121. Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Starz

122. Jodi Senese, Outfront Media Inc.

123. Marci P. Grebstein, Lowe's Companies Inc.

124. Kevin M. Krone, Southwest Airlines Co.

125. Elissa Fink, Tableau Software, Inc.

126. Brett Keller,

127. Diane Scott, Western Union

128. Charles Doyle, Jones Lang LaSalle

129. Thomas Britanik, The Clorox Company

130. Ilene Jablonski, Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

131. Jonathan Hargis, Charter Communications, Inc.

132. Tariq Shaukat, Caesars Entertainment

133. Greg Revelle, Best Buy Co., Inc.

134. Jonathan Beamer, SolarCity Corporation

135. Dave Horton, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

136. Jeffrey M. Petry, Premier, Inc.

137. Jay G. Spenchian, Tempur Sealy International Inc.

138. Kip J. Fulks, Under Armour, Inc.

139. Antonio J. Lucio, HP Inc.

140. Bob Maggiore, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company

141. Lori Lee, AT&T, Inc.

142. Justin Rounce, Cameron International Corporation

143. Maryam Banikarim, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

144. Mark J. Smith, Western Refining, Inc.

145. Teresa M. Finley, United Parcel Service, Inc.

146. Suresh Sundaram, Aspen Technology, Inc.

147. Barry Karfunkel, National General Holdings Corp.

148. Bruce McColl, Mars

149. Elizabeth A. Simermeyer, Ecolab Inc.

150. Julie Springer, TransUnion

151. Tom Dobry, Lithia Motors Inc.

152. Patrick O'Malley, Landstar System Inc.

153. John Graff, National Instruments Corporation

154. Ellyn Raftery, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.

155. Malcolm Frank, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

156. Elaina Shekhter, EPAM Systems, Inc.

157. Ralph Santana, Harman International Industries, Incorporated

158. Rhonda Germany, Honeywell International Inc.

159. Toni White, Synchrony Financial

160. Mava Heffler, Emcor Group

161. Keith M. Guilbault, Jack in the Box

162. Molly A. Murphy, Eaton

163. Wanda Gierhart, Neiman Marcus

164. Mark Foss, Arista Networks, Inc.

165. Mikael Thygesen, Simon Property Group

166. Greg Santoro, NII Holdings

167. David Kimbell, ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.

168. Jeffrey M. Charney, Progressive Corp.

169. David C. Leavy, Discovery Communications, Inc.

170. Dijuana Lewis, Aetna Inc.

171. Dean Evans, Hyundai Motor America

172. Bobby Schroeter, Spirit Airlines, Inc.

173. Alex Pinchev, Rackspace Hosting, Inc.

174. Maurice Sciammas, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

175. Jon T. Lindekugel, 3M Company

176. Brian Hancock, Kansas City Southern

177. Michael R. Richardson, Casey's General Stores, Inc.

178. Samantha B. Cosby, Tyler Technologies, Inc.

179. Trish Mueller, Home Depot

180. Judith Sim, Oracle Corporation

181. Stefanie Shelley, Broadridge Financial Solutions

182. Jim Lyski, CarMax Inc.

183. Hal Adams, CST Brands, Inc.

184. Lynn Vojvodich,, inc.

185. Barbara Messing, TripAdvisor Inc.

186. Marc R. Eschenburg, EOG Resources, Inc.

187. Deirdre D. McGraw, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

188. Joseph P. Vesey, Xylem Inc.

189. Fiona Nolan, CommScope Holding Company, Inc.

190. Jonathan M. Levine, W.R. Berkley Corporation

191. Tim Mapes, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

192. Stuart Redsun, Columbia Sportswear Company

193. Sanjay Gupta, The Allstate Corporation

194. Frank Sottosanti, Protective Life Corporation

195. Michael Kappitt, Bloomin’ Brands

196. Terri Mulcahey, Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

197. Gary L. Ginsberg, Time Warner Inc.

198. Walter Scott, Advance Auto Parts Inc.

199. Sandro D'Ascanio, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

200. William G. Foglesong, Carter's, Inc.

201. Sangeeta Anand, F5 Networks, Inc.

202. Lisa M. Andrade, St. Jude Medical Inc.

203. Paul Rolls, ON Semiconductor Corp.

204. Stephanie C. Linnartz, Marriott International, Inc.

205. Eric L. Butler, Union Pacific Corporation

206. Jonathan Colehower, Manhattan Associates, Inc.

207. Brad Rinklin, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

208. Thomas W. Butch, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

209. Andrew J. Greenfield, ABIOMED, Inc.

210. Ann Lewnes, Adobe Systems Incorporated

211. Andrew Harrison, Alaska Air Group, Inc.

212. David Reid, National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

213. John McDermott, Rockwell Automation

214. Jim McNiel, NetScout Systems, Inc.

215. Elizabeth S. Brady, Principal Financial Group Inc.

216. Linda Robinson, BlackRock, Inc.

217. Gary Bultman, Lam Research Corporation

218. Chris Bruzzo, Electronic Arts Inc.

219. Rachel Richards, Sonic Automotive

220. Michelle Draper, SVB Financial Group

221. David M. Hall, Waste Connections Inc.

222. Scott Peters, Regions Financial

223. Timothy J. Connors, Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.

224. Francesca Luthi, Assurant

225. Richard W. Lavey, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

226. Florencia Panizza, MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

227. Albert Saltiel, AutoZone, Inc.

228. Shelley Simpson, JB Hunt Transport Services Inc.

229. Robert Brough, Zions Bancorporation

230. Heather Cox, Citigroup Inc.

231. Jacqueline Yeaney, Red Hat, Inc.

232. Suzanne Blaug, Amgen Inc.

233. J. Jonathan Song, Expeditors International of Washington Inc.

234. Jennifer Anaya, Ingram Micro

235. Edward Flynn, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

236. Kira Sterling, Toll Brothers

237. Larry Drury, Vantiv, Inc.

238. Thomas K. Smith, Markel Corp.

239. Danny Biran, Altera Corp.

240. Jason Marshall, SolarWinds, Inc.

241. MaryAnn Miller, Avnet, Inc.

242. Lisa Caputo, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

243. Warren Schlichting, Dish Network Corp.

244. Scott D. Gallett, BorgWarner Inc.

245. Robin Matlock, VMware, Inc.

246. Fredrik J. Eliasson, CSX Corp.

247. Kim Metcalf-Kupres, Johnson Controls Inc.

248. Andrew Childs, Paychex, Inc.

249. Alan H. Shaw, Norfolk Southern Corporation

250. Graciela Monteagudo, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company

The higher one climbs on AdvisoryCloud’s list is assuredly correlated to the strength of one’s team. Randy Brandoff, CMO, NetJets

I’m honored to be included amongst such a strong contingent of thought leaders and understand that any recognition is a function of the great team at Intuit.

Andrew Westergren, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Intuit

It’s an honor to be on this distinguished list of marketing and communications leaders. The ranking is a reflection of the hard work and passion of my colleagues throughout who are transforming the enterprise software industry.

Jane Hynes, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Comunications,

I am honored to be included with the outstanding leaders in my field in the AdvisoryCloud CFO rankings and recognize that neither GameStop nor I would be successful if it weren’t for the thousands of passionate, dedicated associates we have around the world. Rob Lloyd, EVP & CFO, Gamestop

Seeing the outstanding talent assembled here, I can honestly say that it’s an honor to be in the company of the many outstanding communications professionals on the AdvisoryCloud list. Any success I have comes from the support of my company and the strength of the communications team that surrounds me each day at MasterCard. Chris A. Monteiro, Group Executive, Worldwide Communications, MasterCard Worldwide

It is great to be included on this terrific list of thought leaders in marketing and see that AdvisoryCloud has incorporated criteria that reflect the evolving focus of our work as CMOs. Deborah Meyer, SVP & CMO, Pulte Group

I am honored to be included by AdvisoryCloud alongside a distinguished group of leaders in my field. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the senior management team and my many exceptional finance colleagues at ABM. Dean Chin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, ABM Industries

It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do at Land O’Lakes, Inc. on behalf of our member-owners, and to be included in this prestigious group of colleagues and peers.

Barry Wolfish CMO, SVP Corporate Strategy, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

I am delighted to be included in AdvisoryCloud’s 2012 Top CFOs. It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of CFOs. It’s a reflection of the accomplishments of my dedicated team of finance professionals at Ingredion Incorporated. Cheryl Beebe, EVP & CFO, Ingredion Incorporated

While I appreciate the acknowledgement by AdvisoryCloud, I view this largely as a reflection of the great Marketing team at Fifth Third Bank, and the historic strength of this organization in executing major initiatives. Larry Magnesen, SVP & CMO, Fifth Third Bank

"I'm honored to be included in the AdvisoryCloud CMO rankings for 2013. It's amazing to join this incredible list of the most talented marketers in the industry today."

Chris Lindner, CMO and SVP Business Development, Sperry Top-Sider