ExecRank Top CMOs


# 1 CMO - Philip Schiller, Apple


Philip Schiller is Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

He is responsible for overseeing the company’s product-marketing and business-marketing programs and developer relations.  During his 17 years at Apple, Schiller has aided it in creating the most revolutionary devices of our time as well as reinventing the way we interact with technology.  He is a prominent figure in Apple’s public presentations seeing that he has been at the forefront of creating and marketing products such as the iMac, MacBook, iPod, iPhone, Safari and Apple TV.  After graduating from Boston College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Schiller held a variety of marketing management positions such as Vice President of Product Marketing at Macromedia, Inc. of San Francisco and as the Director of Product Marketing at FirePower Systems, Inc. of Menlo Park.

#2 Stephen Quinn, Wal-Mart Stores

Stephen Quinn is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart U.S.  He is responsible for all aspects of Walmart’s marketing efforts, including customer research, strategy, e-commerce marketing, private brands and customer communications.  He joined Walmart in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Marketing.

#3 Trevor Edwards, Nike

As President of the NIKE brand, Edwards oversees Nike’s retail, wholesale, and e-commerce operations.  He has directed some of the brand’s most substantial innovations including Nike+, a revolutionary sports training experience that connects digitally enabled footwear with digital services.  He has also led Nike’s utilization of social media to interact with consumers around the world.

#4 Karen Quintos, Dell

Karen Quintos is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Dell, where she is in charge of bringing the company’s brand to life for Dell customers, team members and stakeholders around the world.  She leads brand strategy, global communications, social media, corporate responsibility, global research, marketing talent development and agency management.

#5 Jon Iwata, IBM

As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the world’s largest computer company, Jon Iwata is responsible for all worldwide communications for IBM.  These duties include media relations, industry analyst relations, executive and internal communications, shareholder communications and IBM’s global intranet, which serves the company’s 320,000 employees.

About the Ranking

CMOs were ranked according to our patent-pending proprietary Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. Like all of our position specific ranking algorithms, the CMO Ranking Algorithm serves as an objective standard for executive performance and is designed to produce results that act as leading indicators for future executive and team performance.

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I very much appreciate ExecRank’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

Being a Development executive that emphasizes team building and entrepreneurial thinking, it is an honor to be included in this group of extraordinarily talented M&A and Development leaders.

—David Ziel, Chief Development Officer, Urban Outfitters

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

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

“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 at The Recording Academy

I’m honored to be among the best in class communications executives singled out in this important ranking.

—Mary Ellen Keating, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Barnes & Noble

Working on an iconic American brand like Reader’s Digest, with the full support of RDNA’s management team and a dynamic sales and marketing team made this ranking possible. Thank you Execrank for this recognition, and thank you to my team.

—Mark Josephson, Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Reader’s Digest

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 ExecRank 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 pleased to be chosen for ExecRank’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

I am grateful to the nominating committee of ExecRank for this tremendous honor

—Peter E. Holmes, Ph.D. CMO Celanese Corporation

I am honored to be included in ExecRank’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

It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of financial leaders on ExecRank. It is really a reflection of the expertise and dedication of the entire team at Land O’Lakes.

—Daniel Knutson, CFO, Land O’Lakes

The Dean Foods team has done a tremendous job turning around the business and maximizing shareholder value. It is an honor to be recognized by ExecRank as part of this great team.

—Shaun Mara, CFO, Dean Foods

I am grateful for the recognition by ExecRank 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 am excited to be ranked among some of the best marketing minds in the world.  My success is a result of the great work of the Simmons marketing team who is bringing a new level of excitement to an industry that sells the ultimate fix for life’s problems – sleep.

—Jeff Willard, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Simmons Bedding

I’m humbled to be included alongside such a remarkable list of CMOs and brands.



—Frank Sottosanti, CMO at Protective Life

1 Philip Schiller , Apple

2 Stephen Quinn , Wal-Mart Stores

3 Trevor Edwards , Nike

4 Karen Quintos , Dell

5 Jon Iwata , IBM

6 Elizabeth Comstock , General Electric

7 James Farley, Jr. , Ford Motor Company

8 Tami Reller , Microsoft Corporation

9 John Costello , Dunkin’ Brands

10 Albert Pimentel , Seagate Technology

11 Joseph Tripodi , Coca-Cola

12 Robert Medrano , SOA Software

13 Jeffrey Jones , Target

14 David Roman , Lenovo

15 Kathy Savitt , Yahoo

16 Paul Chibe , Anheuser-Busch

17 Michelle Crecca , Webster Financial

18 Anne Finucane , Bank of America

19 Blair Christie , Cisco Systems

20 Barry Judge , LivingSocial

21 Evan Greene , The Recording Academy

22 Marc Pritchard , Procter & Gamble

23 Ricky Strauss , Walt Disney

24 Mark Addicks , General Mills

25 Rajesh Subramaniam , FedEx

26 Maureen McGuire , Bloomberg LP

28 Seth Farbman , Gap

29 Ramon Soto , Magellan Health Services

30 Michael Zuna , Aflac

31 Robin Korman , Wyndham Hotel Group

32 Pam Wickham , Raytheon

33 Lisa Caputo , Travelers Companies

34 Deborah Wahl , McDonald’s

35 Alan Gershenhorn , UPS

36 Helena Foulkes , CVS Caremark

37 Martine Reardon , Macy’s

38 Neil Golden , McDonald’s

39 Kimberly Kadlec , AOL

40 Jeremy Burton , EMC

41 Nigel Burton , Colgate-Palmolive

42 Diane Dietz , Safeway

43 Lorraine Twohill , Google

44 Jeffrey Hirsch , Time Warner Cable

45 Michael Senackerib , Campbell’sSoup

46 Stacy Martinet , Mashable

47 Scott Coleman , DuPont

48 Eduardo Conrado , Motorola Solutions

49 Dwayne Chambers , Krispy Kreme

50 Emma Van Rooyen , Stroz Friedberg

51 Kevin Burke , Visa

52 Catherine Blades , Flextronics

53 Tobias Lee , Thomson Reuters

54 Chris Lindner , Sperry Top-Sider

55 Joan Chow , ConAgra Foods

56 Michele Buck , The Hershey Company

57 Bob Kraut , Papa John’s International

58 Maryam Banikarim , Gannett Company

59 Steve Fuller , L.L. Bean

60 Doug Collier , La-Z-Boy

61 Leesa Eichberger , Jenny Craig

62 Sheryl Adkins-Green , Mary Kay

63 Patrick Kenny , PPG Industries

64 Richard Lennox , Zale Corporation

65 Patrick Connolly , Williams-Sonoma

66 Steve Bowers , Federal Mogul Corporation

67 John Frascotti , Hasbro

68 Mark Crumpacker , Chipotle Mexican Grill

69 Olivier Francois , Chrysler Group

70 Neil Lindsay , Amazon.com

71 Ani Matson , NEA Member Benefits

72 Matt Jauchius , Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

73 Robert Wrubel , Apollo Group

74 Lapo Paladini , PerkinElmer

75 Neal Campbell , CDW

76 Alan Gershenhorn , United Parcel Service

77 Edward Razek , Limited Brands

78 Lisa Shalett , Goldman Sachs

79 Kim Sharan , Ameriprise Financial

80 Christa Carone , Fidelity Investments

81 Roxanne Taylor , Accenture

82 Cynthia Archer , Sunoco

83 Willard Hill, Jr. , MBIA Insurance

84 Betty Noonan , Panasonic Corporation

85 Jamie Moldafsky , Wells Fargo

86 Frederic de Wilde , Philip Morris International

87 Barry Wolfish , Land O’Lakes

88 James Buettgen , Ruby Tuesday Inc.

89 Rom Hendler , Las Vegas Sands

90 Steven Fund , Intel

91 Scott Moore , Anadarko Petroleum

92 Michael Hogan , GameStop

93 Craig Bahner , Wendy’s

94 Marianne Budnik , SimpliVity

95 Robert Moore , Office Depot

96 Brad Iversen , Edward Jones

97 Roger Adams , USAA

98 Phil McAveety , Starwood Hotels & Resorts

99 Clay Stobaugh , John Wiley & Sons

100 Tim Mapes , Delta Air Lines

101 Katherine Button Bell , Emerson Electric

102 Chris Helle , Comcast

103 Dave Ridley , Southwest Airlines

104 Richelle Parham , eBay

105 Malcolm Frank , Cognizant Technology Solutions

106 Adele Suddes , Textron

107 Mary Szela , Abbott Laboratories

108 Rhonda Germany , Honeywell International

109 Colette Laforce , Advanced Micro Devices

110 Brett Keller , Priceline.com

111 Mark Baynes , Kellogg

112 Diane Scott , Western Union

113 Denise Incandela , Saks Fifth Avenue

114 Charles Doyle , Jones Lang LaSalle

115 John Hayes , American Express

116 George Damiris , HollyFrontier

117 Jonathan Hargis , Charter Communications

118 Thomas Britanik , The Clorox Company

119 Jennifer Powell , U.S. Bank

120 Darryl Smette , Devon Energy

121 Mary Beth West , Mondelez International Inc.

122 Dave Mullin , Lear

123 William Hornbuckle , MGM Resorts International

124 Jeffrey Hoffman , Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

125 Rilla Delorier , SunTrust Banks

126 Elisabeth Charles , PETCO Animals Supplies

127 Robert Brown , Eli Lilly

128 Andrew Nocella , US Airways Group

129 Bob Maggiore , TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company

130 Steven Wiggs , BB&T

131 Tariq Shaukat , Caesars Entertainment

132 Beth Hirschhorn , MetLife

133 Bruce McColl , Mars

134 Keith Bisogno , Thermo Fisher Scientific

135 Mava Heffler , Emcor Group

137 Brian Shultz , Boyd Gaming Corporation

138 Jeff Willard , Simmons Bedding Company

139 Patrick O’Malley , Landstar System

140 Catherine Coughlin , AT&T

141 Clive Sirkin , Kimberly-Clark

142 Jeffrey Charney , Progressive

143 Bradley Wilson , Travelocity.com

144 Frances Allen , Denny’s

145 Richard Aneser , Lincoln Financial Distributors

146 Benjamin Karsch , Cigna

147 Michael Distefano , Korn Ferry

148 Steve Boccadoro , Eaton

149 Julie McAlindon , PolyOne Corporation

150 Dan Scott , World Trade Jewelers

151 Donald Evans , The Cheesecake Factory

152 Heather Duncan , Dollar Tree

153 Jacob Thomas , Terex

154 Paula Puleo , Michaels Stores

155 Ian Williams , Imation

156 John Learish , Rite Aid

157 Mark Costa , Eastman Chemical

158 Eric Butler , Union Pacific

159 Carol Jensen , Wawa

160 Wanda Gierhart , Neiman Marcus

161 Mikael Thygesen , Simon Property Group

162 John Swart ,  Bluegrass Materials

163 Ian Hardgrove , 3M

164 William Hart , Cliffs Natural Resources

165 Dean Evans , Subaru of America

166 Eric Waller , Health Management Associates

167 Greg Santoro , NII Holdings

168 Deborah Ruth , Cox Enterprises

169 Stephen Spengler , Intelsat Corporation

170 Gary Comerford , Reinsurance Group of America

171 David Clifton , Huntington National Bank

172 Gina Clark , AmerisourceBergen

173 Bryan Kennedy , Alliance Data Systems Corporation

174 Trish Mueller , Home Depot

175 Jeannine Haas , Avis Budget Group

176 Amanda Clardy , Life Technologies Corporation

177 Timothy Barber , Expeditors International of Washington

178 Gemma Toner , Cablevision Systems

179 Myra Rothfeld , Genworth Financial

180 Greg Johnson , Advance Auto Parts

181 Bradford Dickson , Dresser-Rand Group

182 Joe Gorder , Valero Energy

183 Clarence Gooden , CSX

184 Larry Drury , First Data

185 Peter Eliopoulos , M&T Bank

186 Stefanie Shelley , Broadridge Financial Solutions

187 Judith Sim , Oracle

188 Debra Landers , Community Health Systems

189 Frances Emerson , John Deere Company

190 Jared Chaney , Medical Mutual of Ohio

191 Melinda White , Frontier Communications

192 Torsten Kuenzlen , Molson Coors Brewing Company

193 Jay Herrmann , Xcel Energy

194 Frank Sottosanti , Protective Life Corporation

195 Amber Tarshis , Guess

196 James Schloss , Smithfield Foods

197 Daniel Vivoli , Nvidia

198 Edward Will , Cameron International

199 David Leavy , Discovery Communications

200 Walter Sangalli , Maxim Integrated Products

201 Bert Frost , CF Industries Holdings

202 Susan Mays , CH2M Hill

203 Kevin Brady , American Electric Power

204 Donald Seale , Norfolk Southern

205 Michael Kappitt , Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

206 Don Hamblen , Family Dollar Stores

207 John McDermott , Rockwell Automation

208 Mark Bohen , Assurant

209 Rachel Richards , Sonic Automotive

210 Scott Peters , Regions Financial

211 Jennifer Anaya , Ingram Micro

212 Linda Robinson , Blackrock

213 Julie Krueger , OfficeMax

214 Tim Suther , Acxiom Corporation

215 Marc Eschenburg , EOG Resources

216 Randall Hoffman , AGCO

217 Kira Sterling , Toll Brothers

218 Ann Lewnes , Adobe Systems Incorporated

219 Skip McGary , TravelCenters of America

220 Gavin Jeffs , Owens & Minor

221 James Peterson , Ball Corporation

222 Ralph Roberts , Worthington Industries

223 Paul Todd , TSYS Corporation

224 Ingrid Baron , Sara Lee

225 Richard Thomas , Domtar

226 Scott Edwards , PlayMG

227 Mark-Hans Richer , Harley-Davidson

228 Scott Gallett , BorgWarner

229 Robert Taylor , Cooper Industries

230 Emre Onder , Analog Devices

231 David Lawenda , Univision Communications

232 Fiona Nolan , CommScope

233 Ken Caruana , Ross Stores

234 John Alpaugh , PetSmart

235 Robert Brough , Zions Bancorporation

236 Sue Quillin , Tyson Foods

237 James Grech , Consol Energy

238 Mark Wilson , BlackBerry

239 Louise Grant , Corrections Corporation of America

240 David Newberry , Pitney Bowes

241 Mark Smith , Western Refining

242 Christopher Synek , Republic Services

243 Todd Gleason , Pentair

244 Ron Sinclair , American Tire Distributors Holdings

245 Mary O’Keefe , Principal Financial Group

246 Mike Kelly , PVH

247 Bill Mansfield , Graybar Electric

248 John Schwaner , Brookdale Senior Living

249 Jay Mincks , Insperity

250 Peter Schmitt , Dialogue Marketing

Press Releases

Tobias Lee of Thomson Reuters Selected by ExecReps as a Top CMO for 2013

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The higher one climbs on ExecRank’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 is truly an honor to be identified by ExecRank 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

It is great to be included on this terrific list of thought leaders in marketing and see that ExecRank has incorporated criteria that reflect the evolving focus of our work as CMOs.

—Deborah Meyer, SVP & CMO, Pulte Group

This accolade from ExecRank 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, AOL

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 salesforce.com who are transforming the enterprise software industry.

—Jane Hynes, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Comunications, Salesforce.com

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 ExecRank 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

I am honored to be included by ExecRank 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

I am honored to be included with the outstanding leaders in my field in the ExecRank 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

I am proud of the progress my team has been able to achieve in repositioning Brocade as the clear leader in network solutions for cloud architectures.

—John McHugh, CMO, Brocade

While I appreciate the acknowledgement by ExecRank, 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 am delighted to be included in ExecRank’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

“I am honored by ExecRank’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.

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’m honored to be included in the ExecRank 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