The unique purpose of the CMO Club is to bring Chief Marketing Officers together in an environment of openness and collaboration that enables them to excel at what they do and solve their biggest CMO challenges.

Demographics and Facts

The CMO Club (CMOclub.com) was created for the unique purpose of bringing heads of marketing together in a private, exclusive environment of openness, & contribution that enables them to be more valuable and inspired revenue generators, leaders, marketers, and officers.

Tailored exclusively to top marketing executives, this club hosts heads of marketing only dinners and events, shares reports and research from members plus leaders in the marketing industry, videos and CMO worthy shows at www.cmoclub.tv , and leverages the first online community for "Heads of Marketing only" for sharing ideas, helping each other solve their biggest challenges as Heads of Marketing, and serving as a resource for career development and opportunities. The CMO Club was founded in 2007 by seasoned marketing executive Pete Krainik and currently has more than 850 members worldwide, all heads of marketing.

Benefits and Differences vs. other Marketing Groups

Exclusivity – Only Heads of Marketing ( no vendors or junior marketers as members )

‘The Club supports the most engaged group of Heads of Marketing in the world through 5-6 dinners per year, per city, semi-annual CMOs only summits and 24/7 private digital community platform for meeting, sharing CMO endorsed content, rating vendors, sharing CMO Jobs, and building lifetime peer relationships.

CMO approved and Curated content sharing, research, vendor ratings and education.

Best B2B executive community platform (awarded, B2B Magazine in 2012).

CMO Chapter Presidents leading the club include: Kim Feil, CMO – OfficeMax, Paula Puleo, CMO – Michaels, Susan Lintonsmith, CMO – Quiznos, Wendy Newman, CMO – AMN Healthcare, Evan Greene, CMO – The Recording Academy, Snehal Desai, GM – Dow Water, Nancy Smith, CMO – iRobot, James Brown, CMO – Superior Energy Services, Carol Godfrey, CMO – Southwire, Cammie Dunaway, CMO – KidZania, Ani Matson, CMO – NEA Member Benefits and Christine Nassick, SVP Marketing at DHL Express.

Over 40% of members from $ billion Brands with 52% B2C and 48% B2B.

Zero tolerance spamming and selling policy.

CMO Leadership Board

Pete brings over 28 years of experience in marketing, sales, IT, and product management within the consumer goods, high tech, digital and software industries. He has successfully created and led the first truly professional and social network of Chief Marketing Officers. He has also managed to leverage innovative technologies within integrated marketing, align IT with marketing and sales organizations, combine the 'Art of Customer Experience' with the 'Science of Hitting Your Numbers', and help CMOs solve their biggest challenges.

Prior to founding the CMO Club, Pete served as Global Vice President of AVAYA; Chief Marketing Officer of DoubleClick, the industry leader in online ad serving, permission based email and catalog list management, and GM of the Consumer Goods division of Siebel Systems. Additionally, Pete spent 15 years at Mars, Inc. in numerous executive roles and held executive positions at i2 Technologies, Deloitte & Touche and Gulf Oil Corporation.
CMO Presidents Circle
The CMO Club is proud to recognize the newly launched CMO Club Chapter Presidents' Circle to enhance the local leadership for Club content, events, speakers and CMO engagement. In support of the Club's mission to promote the exchange of ideas among CMO's and senior marketing heads, provide lifelong leadership, learning opportunities, and relationships for CMOs, the Presidents' Circle was created.

Atlanta – Carol Godfrey

VP Marketing, Southwire

Austin – Colette LaForce

SVP & CMO, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Boston – Ej Schmidt

VP, Global & Digital Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems

Chicago – Kim Feil

Former CMO, OfficeMax

Dallas – Paula Puleo

Former CMO, Michaels

Denver – Susan Lintonsmith

CMO, Quiznos

Houston - James Brown

CMO, Superior Energy Services

Los Angeles – Evan Greene

CMO, The Recording Academy

Miami – Christine Nashick

Chief Customer Officer, DHL Express

Minneapolis – Snehal Desai

Global Business Director, Dow Water

Nashville - Jen Sanning

CMO, American Blue Ribbon Holdings

New York City - Carol Kruse

Former CMO, Tough Mudder

Philadelphia – Kevin Garton

CMO, Context Capital Partners

San Diego- Wendy Newman

SVP Corporate Marketing, AMN Healthcare

San Francisco – Guy Longworth

SVP Playstation Brand Marketing, Sony

St. Louis – Chris Moloney

CMO, Wells Fargo Advisors

Silicon Valley - Cammie Dunaway

CMO, KidZania

Washington, DC – Ani Matson

CMO, NEA Member Benefits

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Why CMOs Join

Member Quotes

"The CMO Club members are among the most consistently engaged, genuinely helpful,  and truly fun group of professionals I know. " Margaret Molloy

Margaret Molloy,Siegel+Gale

If you are looking for perspectives, learnings and recommendations from fellow CMOs on how they faced and addressed similar challenges to yourself, then this is the association for you. Practical and knowledgeable advice provided in a friendly, informal environment.

David Newberry,Market-in360

I'm a more effective CMO and leader thanks to the relationships and insights I have made from The CMO CLUB

Terri Funk Graham,Red Envelope

The CMO Club and dinners are great because there are no hidden agendas, other than to learn from each other and network, in an engaging, comfortable environment.

Kevin Garton,Context Asset Management

Some experiences like the CMO Summit are difficult to describe until you actually step into the moment. The October 2011 CMO Summit in Beverly Hills delivered on its promise of providing the best CMO conversations in the world. Thanks for including me in such a unique opportunity to re-energize my passion for Marketing

James Brown,Superior Energy Services

Partnership Opportunities

The CMO Club seeks to partner with companies that can:

  • Provide "high impact" programs for small select group of partners to share insights, benefit from access, and conversations with CMOs in the club, and help with their demand generation and brand loyalty programs.
  • Improve the overall experience and value delivered to the CMOs in the Club
  • Provide financial support for Club activities
  • Contribute to