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 an active member of the North American Board and CEO practices.
History of search and brand-building
- Greg is now in his 20th year of experience in executive search with Spencer Stuart and he has more than 30 years of consumer industry experience. He has conducted more than 600 searches, bringing extensive expertise to his work with a diverse range of the world’s leading consumer manufacturers, restaurants and retailers. His primary area of focus includes chief marketing officers, presidents, CEOs and board directors.
- He co-authored the acclaimed book Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation. He has also been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Advertising Age.
- 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 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.
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, 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 with Nestle.
Greg is involved with a number of nonprofits in the United States, Africa and Guatemala. He 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 also completed the Cornell University Food Executive Program.