New York’s Top 20 CMOs: Spearheading Martech Strategies in Leading Brands

New York’s Top 20 CMOs: Spearheading Martech Strategies in Leading Brands

Explore the forefront of martech in New York City with the Top 20 CMOs from reputed brands, shaping excellence in every marketing strategy.

New York, often referred to as the “Concrete Jungle,” demands marketing strategies as diverse as its skyline. CMOs in this vibrant metropolis face unique challenges and opportunities, navigating a market that is both relentless and rewarding. 

While industries collide and competition thrives, the role of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) emerges as a critical force steering brands towards success. Our curated listicle dives deep into the world of these visionary leaders who play a pivotal role in shaping and driving the narrative of some of the city’s most iconic brands.

Alice Milligan

Alice MilliganAlice Milligan currently serves as the CMO at Morgan Stanley, contributing over three years of strategic leadership to the financial institution. Before this role, She held the position of Chief Customer Officer at E*TRADE, overseeing the development of retail products, digital customer experience, and marketing for the franchise. Milligan also spent five years at Citi as the Chief Digital Client Experience Officer for North America Consumer Bank. Her extensive experience also includes 15 years at American Express, where he last held the position of Senior VP at American Express Interactive. Milligan’s educational background includes studies at Seton Hall University and Saint Elizabeth University. 

Andrea Davey

Andrea DaveyAndrea Davey serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Tiffany & Co., demonstrating over a decade of dedicated service to the renowned luxury brand. Davey brings extensive leadership experience in both Luxury and Consumer Products. Prior to her role at Tiffany & Co., Davey spent an impressive 16 years at Procter & Gamble, where she held key positions, culminating in her role as the Executive Vice President and Global Managing Director. During her seven-year tenure as the global marketing leader, Davey led the transformation of the global Frederic Fekkai luxury salon and hair products business. She holds a BSc in Law and Marketing from De Montfort University.

Bradley Nelson

Bradley NelsonBradley Nelson has dedicated 14 years to Sotheby’s International Realty, currently holding the position of CMO. He is responsible for crafting and fortifying the company’s strategic vision for real estate marketing and technology, alongside enhancing marketing services platforms. Before joining the Sotheby’s team, he held the position of Director of Marketing at New Broad Street Companies (Baldwin Park Development Company). Nelson’s journey in the real estate development industry began in 2002 when he joined the marketing department at East West Partners. His educational background includes a BBA in Marketing and Finance from James Madison University. 

Brady Brewer

Brady BrewerBrady Brewer has been an integral part of Starbucks for over 22 years, currently holding the position of EVP and CMO for the past three years.Beginning as a Marketing Manager, Brewer has navigated various roles, including overseeing both the US and APAC markets. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Japan, leading store operations, marketing, digital initiatives, and product innovation. In this capacity, he played a vital role in the success of Starbucks Japan, the company’s third-largest market globally. Earlier in his career, Brewer gained experience with Viso Corporation and Microsoft. He acquired his BA degree in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of Washington.

Branda Smith

Branda SmithBranda Smith has served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Citi for over 12 years, demonstrating a sustained commitment to strategic leadership within the financial sector. Prior to her role at Citi, she held the position of Marketing Manager at Spsstech for over three years. In this role, Smith played a pivotal role in handling various aspects, including team management, marketing and advertising strategy, research, communication, competitor monitoring, public relations, and pricing policy. Smith also served as an Assistant Manager at Infor for over three years. Her educational background includes a Masters in Business Administration from New York University.

Carla Zakhem-Hassan

Carla Zakhem-HassanCarla Zakhem-Hassan is the Chief Marketing Officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co for the past 2 years. Prior to that, she held a significant position at Citi for 3 years, concluding her tenure as the Chief Marketing Officer. Before her time in the financial sector, Carla served as the Executive Vice President and Global CMO at Toys “R” Us. In this capacity, she was responsible for developing a global marketing strategy and leading a high-performing team to support growth objectives. Carla’s impressive career also includes a remarkable 12-year stint at PepsiCo, where she last served as the Senior Vice President of Brand Management. Her earlier professional experience extends to a 7-year tenure at Kellogg Company. 

Fiona Carter

Fiona CarterFiona Carter currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Goldman Sachs, contributing over three years of strategic leadership to the prestigious financial institution. Prior to this, he held the role of Chief Brand Officer at AT&T, where he oversaw global brand marketing, advertising, media, sponsorships, global events, and corporate and employee communications. Before his time at AT&T, Carter spent over 11 years as a Managing Director at BBDO New York, showcasing his expertise in the marketing and advertising industry. His educational background includes an MA from the University of Oxford, underlining his commitment to academic excellence.

Frank Berman

Frank BermanFrank Berman boasts an impressive 32-year career at Bloomingdale’s, where his dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark. For the past 15 years, he has been the Executive VP and CMO, driving the brand’s marketing strategies to new heights. Berman’s journey at Bloomingdale’s began as a Merchandising Buyer, where he spent six years honing his skills and gaining insights into the retail landscape. His trajectory continued with a decade-long role as the Vice President of Marketing Strategy, overseeing areas such as Loyalty Programs, CRM, Media, Account Services, and International Marketing. Berman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Marketing Management from Syracuse University. 

Frank Cooper

Frank CooperFrank Cooper currently holds the role of CMO at Visa, contributing over a year of strategic marketing expertise. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Managing Director and Global CMO at BlackRock for over 5 years. Cooper brings a wealth of experience from his impressive 10-year journey at PepsiCo, culminating in his position as CMO Global Consumer Engagement. Throughout his career, spanning various industries, he has been dedicated to helping brands and individuals realize their full potential during periods of significant change..He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and pursued additional studies at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Greg Lyons

Greg LyonsGreg Lyons is a marketing leader with over 12 years of experience at PepsiCo. Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), he oversees a $22 billion business, leading a team of 500+ marketers. As a member of the North American Beverage Executive Committee, Lyons directs the holistic business brand, and consumer agenda for PepsiCo’s beverage portfolio –  Mtn Dew, Aquafina, Lipton, Pure Leaf, Brisk, Rockstar Energy, and Starbucks. Before his role at PBNA, he spent over 7 years at Frito Lay, where he ascended to the position of Marketing Director. Lyons holds a marketing MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

Jackie Jantos

Jackie JantosJackie Jantos is the CMO at Hinge, bringing over 20 years of leadership experience in developing global brands that resonate with culture. Prior to this role, she contributed her expertise at Dashlane for a year, focusing on brand development. Before that, she spent over five years at Spotify as the VP of Global Brand & Creative, demonstrating her ability to drive impactful brand strategies. Jantos’ extensive career also includes over seven years at The Coca-Cola Company, where she held the position of Global Creative and Content Director. Her journey began at Ogilvy & Mather, where she spent over five years honing her marketing skills. Educationally, Jantos earned her BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland. 

Joan Khoury

Joan KhouryJoan Khoury has over two decades of experience in both B2B and B2C environments, primarily within the financial sector. She is currently the Senior Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at Oppenheimer & Co., where she has been a key contributor to the company’s success for 8 years. Previously, Khoury held the position of Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at LPL Financial. Here, she was responsible for driving the marketing strategy and executing programs to promote growth and innovation. Before her time at LPL Financial, Khoury served as Managing Director & Group Head of Global Marketing at Bank of New York Mellon for 8 years. She graduated from Wesleyan College.

Jonathan Bottomley

Jonathan BottomleyJonathan Bottomley has a remarkable record of driving growth and long-term value creation. Currently, he is the Global CMO at Calvin Klein. Previously, he served as the Global CMO at Ralph Lauren, where he played a pivotal role in the digital transformation of the brand, acquiring a new generation of consumers, and driving the commercial turnaround of the business. His impactful career also includes a stint as the CMO at Boll & Branch. Before his roles in luxury and fashion, Bottomley served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Virtue/Vice Media and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, leading teams that created influential and effective marketing ideas across diverse industries. He graduated from the University of Oxford.

Josh Smith

Josh SmithJosh Smith is the CMO, currently serving at Kellogg Company for the past 7 years. He has demonstrated his expertise in data-driven marketing through the creation and ownership of a case study program for LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Smith drove over 6 million views for a customer video series, featuring successful recruitment strategies employed by industry giants such as Netflix, Hershey, and the State Government of Hawaii. Smith’s career included roles at Glassdoor, where he served as the Creative Manager, Brand Marketing, and at Google as an Account Manager and Marketing & Communications Team Lead. Smith holds credentials from The London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Katie Gohman

Katie GohmanKatie Gohman is the Chief Marketing Officer at Marc Jacobs, a role she has held for over a year. Prior to her current position, she served as the Senior Vice President of Global Brand Marketing & Operations at Ralph Lauren. With a rich background in marketing, Gohman also spent over four years at Coach as the VP of Global Marketing and held the position of VP Marketing at L’Oreal. Educationally, she holds an MBA with a focus on Marketing from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She also graduated from the University of Georgia. 

Micky Onvural

Micky OnvuralMicky Onvural is the SEVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at TIAA, who brings a wealth of experience in marketing and leadership to her role. With a dynamic career path, she previously held significant positions at Bonobos for over five years, where she served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-President & Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to her time at Bonobos, Onvural played a pivotal role as VP Consumer Marketing at Trulia. Grounded in her educational pursuits at the University of Cambridge, Onvural has consistently demonstrated a strategic and results-driven approach throughout her career, contributing to the growth and success of the brands she’s been associated with.

Marian Lee

Marian LeeCurrently the Chief Marketing Officer, Marian Lee joined Netflix two years ago. Leading a global team of top-tier entertainment marketers, Marian focuses on bringing joy to Netflix members by creatively and strategically introducing content. Her goal is to drive cultural conversations and connect universally with audiences. Previously, as Vice President & Co-Head of Music at Spotify, Marian led a global team, shaping how artists’ stories are told through creative channels. Her team executed numerous one-of-a-kind promotional campaigns on and off the platform. Marian’s career also includes roles at Condé Nast, Gilt Groupe, and J.Crew.  Lee holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Raja Rajamannar

Raja RajamannarRaja Rajamannar is a transformative business leader with a proven track record in Fortune 500 companies, including Unilever, Citigroup, Anthem, and Mastercard. He is currently serving as Mastercard’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and President of its Healthcare division. With over 10 years dedicated to the company, he drives innovation and explores new business opportunities globally. Rajamannar is globally recognized for his innovative thinking and business transformation leadership. He is also a member of the Board of Directors, Ad Council for the past nine years. He earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Ran Tan

Ran TanRan Tan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Orchard, bringing over 4 years of invaluable experience to the company. Before joining Orchard, she served as the VP of Marketing at Handy HQ and held the position of Head of Customer Acquisition at Thumbtack.. Tan initiated her career with a strong foundation, spending 3 years at Bain & Company as a Senior Associate Consultant. Her educational background includes an MBA from The Wharton School and a BCom in Finance and Economics from the University of Toronto. With a career spanning strategic consulting and impactful roles in marketing, Tan is a seasoned professional with a comprehensive understanding of business and marketing landscapes.

Ryan Scott

Ryan ScottRyan Scott serves as the CMO at Etsy, overseeing the company’s digital marketing, advertising, brand, communications, market research, and international expansion. With over four years in this role,his efforts have driven hyper-revenue growth and fostered strong customer loyalty through a unique blend of data-driven tactics and emotionally resonant brand development. Previously,  Scott was a member of the Client Advisory Council at Meta and three years at Google as a member of the Retail Advisory Council. Scott has also served as the Chief Customer Officer at Slice for over two years. Scott’s academic foundation is rooted in his studies at Columbia University and the University at Buffalo.