Now based in the firm's Miami office, Greg Welch brings more than 25 years of leadership advisory and executive search experience to his client work. He is a core member of Spencer Stuart's Consumer and Private Equity practices, and specializes in advising and helping recruit CEOs, CMOs and board directors. He also is a leader within the firm, most recently having led the Marketing, Sales & Communications Practice in North America. He previously led the global Consumer Practice for five years.
History of search and brand-building
- Greg has more than 30 years of consumer industry experience. He has conducted more than 800 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 and commercial 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 quoted and published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Advertising Age and Brand Week, and he is a frequent guest lecturer in the industry.
- He launched Spencer Stuart’s Marketing Officer Practice, is a two-time recipient of the firm’s Lou Rieger Quality Award and he 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 Nestle.
Greg is involved with several nonprofits in the United States, Africa and Guatemala. He was recently a trustee and board member for Rush University Medical Center, and he currently 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 completed the Cornell University Food Executive Program.