Now based in the firm's Miami office, Greg Welch leads Spencer Stuart’s marketing, sales, advertising and communications efforts, overseeing the firm’s North American Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Sales Officer and Chief Communications Officer practices. He also remains a key member of the Consumer Practice, where he served as its global practice leader for five years. Additionally, he focuses on personal leadership advisory work as a member of both the North American Board and CEO practices.
History of executive search and brand-building
- Greg has spent more than two decades in executive search with Spencer Stuart, backed by more than 30 years of total 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 digital platforms, consumer manufacturers, hospitality companies, and both online and traditional retailers. His primary areas of focus include chief marketing and growth 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, 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 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.