Greg Welch is a key member of Spencer Stuart's Consumer Practice and served as its global practice leader for five years. In that role, Greg managed the firm’s global consulting and research teams across the consumer packaged goods and durables, interactive marketing, hospitality and leisure, retail and sports business sectors. He is also a member of the North American Board and CEO practices.
History of search and brand-building
- Greg has 16 years of search experience and has conducted more than 600 searches with the firm, including a diverse range of the world’s leading consumer manufacturers, restaurants and retailers. He also co-authored the acclaimed book Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation.
- He launched Spencer Stuart’s Marketing Officer Practice, is a two-time recipient of the firm’s Lou Rieger quality award and also led the firm’s 80-person Chicago office. He is the co-founder of the M50 marketing group and the creator of Spencer Stuart’s annual CMO Summit, one of the industry’s most well-known events.
- Greg held various leadership roles in sales and marketing, including customer vice president for sales and integrated logistics at Nabisco Foods. Additionally, he brings experience in classic brand management, field sales and trade marketing with Colgate-Palmolive, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nestle Foods Corporation.
Greg is involved with a number of nonprofits in the United States, Africa and Guatemala. He also serves as a director at TCG, a private organization that designs and implements nonqualified executive benefit plans, is a trustee and board member for Rush University Medical Center, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and has completed the Cornell University Food Executive Program.