The Jim Stengel Company
Jim Stengel founded The Jim Stengel Company in 2008. Part think tank and part consultancy, the company’s mission is to inspire business leaders globally to achieve higher performance. Jim and his team currently work with clients in tech, fashion, retail, food service, automotive, and wine/spirits.
Prior to starting The Jim Stengel Company, Jim was the Global Marketing Officer for Procter & Gamble, where he oversaw nearly 7,000 people and an advertising budget of $8B. His leadership was recognized in 2008 when P&G was honored as the Cannes International Advertising Festival Advertiser of the Year for the first time in the company’s history.
Jim has been named Advertising Age’s number one “Power Player” in marketing four times. In 2005, he was chosen as Grand Marketer of the Year by Brandweek – the same year Advertising Age selected P&G as Marketer of the Year. And Jim was also picked for the first-ever Fortune Executive Dream Team in 2011.
In 2009, Jim was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In 2011, Jim served as Dean of the first-ever Cannes Creative Academy for Young Marketers at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Jim is on the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola Mobility. He also serves as an advisor for MarketShare, an industry-leading marketing analytics firm, and for Myrian Capital, a private equity firm. In the past, he served on the Board of The Advertising Council, as Chairman of the Association of National Advertisers and Chairman of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.
Jim’s new book, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies – called a “landmark” by best-selling author Tom Peters – shows how the world’s fifty best businesses enjoy a cause and effect relationship between financial performance and their ability to connect with fundamental human emotions, hopes and values.
One of six children, Jim grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, and an MBA from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State. Jim and his wife Kathleen have two children, and split their time between Cincinnati and Coronado, California.