10 Best CMO's of the Year 2019

10 Best CMO's of the Year 2019


Management Company Description

Pedro Earp

Chief Marketing & ZX Ventures Officer

AB InBev

As of January 2019, the company is bringing together Marketing and ZX Ventures under one global lead, Pedro Earp. By pairing its industry-leading marketing capabilities with the innovative approach of ZX Ventures, Pedro will build on the success of its global brands and help it anticipate consumer trends.

Syl Saller



Syl joined Diageo as CMO in 2013 and oversees all global marketing, innovation, design and Reserve, their luxury division worldwide. Prior to that, she was Diageo’s Global Innovation Director, responsible for Diageo’s innovation strategy including all new product development, launch programmes, and R&D worldwide.

Leela Srinivasan



Leela joined SurveyMonkey in April 2018 and leads all marketing functions including brand strategy, growth marketing, and communications. Previously, she served as Chief Marketing Officer at Lever where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing.

Dr. Sandra Böhrs



Sandra is a business management specialist with over 20 years of experience in strategic development, general management, and marketing management.

Jay Gaines

CMO & Research Fellow


Jay Gaines has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of B2B industries, and it includes organizational design and leadership, marketing strategy and planning, marketing budget and operations management, demand creation, sales and marketing alignment, and digital strategy.

Aaron Kechley

President & EVP


Aaron is the product innovator who brings dataxu’s vision of data-enabled marketing to fruition, creating a platform that gives advanced analytics capabilities to non-quantitative employees.

Joanne Bradford



Joanne Bradford oversees SoFi’s consumer-facing functions including marketing, business development, partnerships, and member services. Bradford joined SoFi from Pinterest, where she led global commercial and content partnerships, platform adoption and monetization efforts.


Executive VP & CMO

FireEye, Inc.

Vasu is a Passionate, customer-centric and purpose-driven marketing & business leader, who is able to drive transformation, build inspiring brands, create disruptive thought leadership and bolster demand.

Doug Sweeny


One Medical

Doug has led marketing for iconic, global brands like Nest, Levi's, Adidas and General Motors EV1. In 2018 he was selected by Forbes as a Top 50 CMO - Next. He leads One Medical brand strategy, growth team, product marketing, advertising, creative, e-commerce business, social media, pr, and partner marketing.

John Baker


Mirum Agency

John started his career in 1995 at a little digital agency called Modem Media as an MBA intern and never looked back. His career has allowed him to really see how agencies work across direct, digital, advertising and sales promotion and how these teams build their clients' businesses.