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Chief Marketing Officers Top 100: From Mike Allton to Beth Comstock, These Are the Most Influential CMOs in the World

Top 100 Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs)

Whether you’re a would-be Chief Marketing Officer (CMOor have spent decades being a CMO. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of CMOs who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top CMOs. It’s a list of influential people at effectively marketing businesses and being pro-active, particularly in the social media sphere. 

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Our Chief Marketing Officers list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. We also take into account newspaper, TV, radio, and other media coverage. Furthermore, we measure soft-power and have a secret recipe so as to deter any form of cheating.

This list gets updated each Monday. If you believe you fit the criteria (or you know a marketing leader who can), you can add yourself by clicking the “join” button. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

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Rank CMO Power Score

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Mike   Allton Profile Image Mike Allton
Content Marketing Practitioner ⌨ | CMO | Author
100

2.
(2)

Amber   Osborne Profile Image Amber Osborne
Co-founder & CMO of @Meshfire, Artificial Intelligence for Twitter. Destroyer of Boredom. @Forbes Top #2 Social CMO. Karaoke addict. #VR ❤️ @polarmethod ❤
99

3.
(4)

Margaret Molloy Profile Image Margaret Molloy
Global CMO @SiegelGale | Irish in NYC | Marketing, Branding, Fashion
98

4.
(3)

John White Profile Image John White
CMO at Social Marketing Solutions. Brand Ambassador @beBee. Columnist @Inc @HuffingtonPost. About Me: #Dad #SocialMedia #Tennis #Marketer #MBA #MexicanFood
97

5.
(6)

Christian Buckley Profile Image Christian Buckley
Chief Evangelist at Beezy, Founder of #CollabTalk, Global CMO & Researcher. Passionate about all things #collaboration. Author, Microsoft MVP & keynote speaker.
96

6.
(5)

Ville Tolvanen Profile Image Ville Tolvanen
#V | Forbes Top 3 Influencial #CMO | #Keynote | #Digitalist | #Strategist | #Coach | #Digitalnomad | #Founder | Follow my network profile @digitalistinfo
95

7.
(7)

Shashi   Bellamkonda Profile Image Shashi Bellamkonda
Smiles are free & priceless, CMO https://t.co/tUBXdDwmh5, #7 Most Influential CMO on #Twitter Globally & Prof. Georgetown Univ
94

8.
(10)

Danielle Guzman Profile Image Danielle Guzman
@Mercer | #influencer: Top 20 #Finserv #marketing on Twitter | #10 #insurtech #instechpower100, #9 #CMO by @richtopia, #15 by @insurtechnews | mom at home
93

9.
(9)

Bryan Clagett Profile Image Bryan Clagett
CMO & Investor @ Geezeo™, Vice Chair @centerforchild, Speaker. #CMO #Marketing Exec. Keeping it real. #banking #finserv #fintech #HRVA #IoT #moderate #payments
92

10.
(8)

Josh Steimle Profile Image Josh Steimle
Author Chief Marketing Officers at Work, agency CEO, TEDx speaker, 200+ articles on Mashable, TechCrunch, Forbes, Time.
91

11.
(11)

Richardkerris Profile Image Richardkerris
Family, tech, music & photos. "Choices are the hinges of destiny" - Pythagoras
90

12.
(14)

Katie Stanton Profile Image Katie Stanton
Mom of 3 kids & @tacopuppy. CMO @Color. Alum of @Twitter @WhiteHouse @Google @Yahoo. Board Member @Vivendi. Founding Partner #Angels. ❤️
89

13.
(12)

Jonathan   Levitt Profile Image Jonathan Levitt
Chief Marketing Officer at Reitmans Canada Ltd. Building better products, brands and experiences by leveraging data and technology. Tweets are my own.
88

14.
(new)

Michael Troiano Profile Image Michael Troiano
Venture Storyteller. Lyrical Gangsta. @Actifio CMO.
87

15.
(13)

Beth Comstock Profile Image Beth Comstock
A curious and collaborative leader focused on GE’s growth and market innovation. Intrigued by ideas at the intersection of design and technology.
86

16.
(15)

Kent Huffman Profile Image Kent Huffman
Outsourced #CMO at DigiMark Partners, #digitalmarketing and #socialmedia strategies/tactics, board member at @Hootsuite Academy and @SNHU, author of @8Mandates
85

17.
(26)

Aaron   Strout Profile Image Aaron Strout
CMO of @W2OGroup | dedicated dad/husband | co-author, Location Based Marketing for Dummies. Mobile columnist for Marketingland. Lover of Boston sports.
84

18.
(17)

Lynne J. Johnson Profile Image Lynne J. Johnson
My Mojo Is CMO: Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer's Credit Union Chief Mom of 6 Awesome Kids #Forbes List #SimplyBeKind #AlwaysLearning. #LoveLiveTweeting
83

19.
(16)

Antonio J   Lucio Profile Image Antonio J Lucio
Global CMO HP Inc. Proud father of 5 daughters; great listener. Citizen of the world. Live to help people find purpose and meaning at work. Opinions are my own.
82

20.
(19)

Dan   Kim Profile Image Dan Kim
Chief of Staff to @tonyaquila8020 / Global CMO of Solera Holdings; branding & marketing; tech & design addict.
81

21.
(18)

Roberto Villa Profile Image Roberto Villa
IBM Brand and Communications head. Italy-Europe Onalytica Top 100 influencer for #DigitalTransformation and #cloud
80

22.
(21)

Drew   Hendricks Profile Image Drew Hendricks
Contributing Writer at Inc., Forbes and Entrepreneur. Author, speaker and entrepreneur. CMO @Blogpros https://t.co/6Z74sEbA2o
79

23.
(20)

Caroline   Taylor Profile Image Caroline Taylor
#CMO for #IBM Global Markets. #OBE. Passionate about my family, my work, great food & wine, sustainability, diversity, & stopping slavery. Views are mine.
78

24.
(24)

Jascha   Kaykas-wolff Profile Image Jascha Kaykas-wolff
CMO @Mozilla. Dad of 3. Startup advisor. ❤️Pocket squares. Agile Marketer. #growthverse co-creator. Author: Growing Up Fast https://t.co/N6zODmMWmX
77

25.
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Perttu Ahvenainen Profile Image Perttu Ahvenainen
Partner CMO www.taitori.fi • CX Consultant & Speaker • Author www.5tahtea.fi • Blogger • Snapchat https://www.snapchat.com/add/perttuah
76

26.
(25)

Jon Iwata Profile Image Jon Iwata
SVP, Marketing & Communications, IBM. Passionate about how data is transforming how our world works. Helping IBM be true to its corporate character.
75

27.
(22)

 Profile Image
I believe in people. Partner @attn. BOD @pencilsofpromis. Former CMO @SB_Projects & Ad guy @bbhnewyork. Husband & Father. Optimist. #hookemhorns
74

28.
(27)

Justin   Flitter Profile Image Justin Flitter
Head of Marketing @RESULTSdotcom #Productivity #AI | #CMO | @TEDxAuckland Producer | Juggler | @BlackCaps Fan
73

29.
(30)

Harry Arnett Profile Image Harry Arnett
SVP, Marketing & Brand Management @CallawayGolf @OdysseyGolf. Host of Callaway Live. At wheel of the Callaway Marketing Pirate Ship. https://t.co/I6iHmSqhgw.
72

30.
(23)

Alan See Profile Image Alan See
Chief Marketing Officer | AMA Content Marketer of the Year and a Forbes Top 50 Most Influential CMO on Social Media
71

31.
(29)

زياد ملحم | Ziad M Profile Image زياد ملحم | Ziad M
‏‏‏الرئيس التنفيذي للتسويق #CMO في ‎‎‎@amanacapital | كاتب في ‎‎‎@Aliqtisadi_UAE | تحذير المخاطر https://t.co/mEuvuAOZIn‎‎‎ | #كن_الأفضل | سناب: zameez | داعم @ccclebanon
70

32.
(28)

Kathy Savitt Profile Image Kathy Savitt
Dreamer, inventor, mother, founder, Alaska Air Group Board member, BFF, wife, sister, feminist, humanist and aspiring optimist.
69

33.
(31)

Erin Mulligan Nelson Profile Image Erin Mulligan Nelson
Austinite, mom, marketer (CMO of SunPower, former CMO of Dell), dual Irish/ American citizen, world traveler, relentless optimist, sports fanatic
68

34.
(33)

Hope Frank Profile Image Hope Frank
Global Chief Marketing Officer @Kiosked @Nexusguard @Conviva @Webtrends @CMO_Council @TheCMOClub @THX @Forbes #Top50CMO #Heartbleed #Windsurfer #Surfer
67

35.
(32)

Ian   Gertler Profile Image Ian Gertler
Dad/husband. Advisor. @Forbes Top 50 CMO. #CX. #DigitalTransformation. #IoT. Native NYer=@Yankees @Giants. Do good AND do well. Listen & learn! @Digital_Thirst.
66

36.
(new)

Janne Gylling Profile Image Janne Gylling
CEO @moretagFI + CMO @meteoriitti #social #ux #design #running #sastamala
65

37.
(35)

Marisa Thalberg Profile Image Marisa Thalberg
Chief Marketing Officer for @TacoBell by day; Mom, and President of https://t.co/ip3DBzEqYy otherwise
64

38.
(40)

Jeff   Jones Profile Image Jeff Jones
I love photography, big cabs, strong coffee, entrepreneurship, my three ladies, simple design, neuroscience and the feeling on the first tee! 4.8 Stars.
63

39.
(36)

Jonathan   Becher Profile Image Jonathan Becher
Head of SAP Digital. Previously, CMO @SAP. Chair @ChurchillClub. Three time CEO. Sports analytics aficionado. I believe words matter & culture eats strategy.
62

40.
(new)

Ryan Fay Profile Image Ryan Fay
Top 20 Influential #CIO | Global #CIO @ACIBenefits | @Forbes 30 under 30 | Speaker @TEDTalks | Contributor @CIOonline | Mentor @Stanford | Bylines in @daily @WSJ
61

41.
(37)

SIEFE-Machinima Profile Image SIEFE-Machinima
Video Game & ESports professional | #eSports #CMO | Full Time @Twitch @Beam @Discordapp Partner | https://t.co/SHy5fQtoh5 | Owner: @sBusinessGaming
60

42.
(34)

Pantelis   Roussakis Profile Image Pantelis Roussakis
Chief Marketing Officer for Brave New Coin. Digital Currency Insights My opinions are my own
59

43.
(45)

Jeremy Burton Profile Image Jeremy Burton
CMO at Dell. All tweets authored by me!
58

44.
(41)

Kieran   Hannon Profile Image Kieran Hannon
#CMO Belkin International (#belkin #Linksys #WeMo) | Top 100 CMOs in the World | #14 Most Influential CMO on #Twitter Globally | #Irish | My own brain burps...
57

45.
(38)

Mike   Volpe Profile Image Mike Volpe
CMO @Cybereason - angel investor in 25+ startups, former CMO & '3rd founder' at HubSpot, board of @Repsly, growth marketing, cybersecurity, friendly introvert
56

46.
(44)

Jennifer Profile Image Jennifer
Co-founder & CMO @GUNNAROptiks | Defender of Vision
55

47.
(47)

Jenna Perus Profile Image Jenna Perus
Marketing super monster who loves travelling, marketing, startups and chocolate. CMO at @Videolle.
54

48.
(43)

Jarmila Yu Profile Image Jarmila Yu
FOUNDER, MD & CONSULTING CMO Unlocking Marketing Potential in Startups & SMEs. Mentor. Parish Councillor. Advocate for Women in Business & Politics.
53

49.
(50)

Kipp   Bodnar Profile Image Kipp Bodnar
CMO @HubSpot ($HUBS)
52

50.
(48)

Amy Chan Profile Image Amy Chan
Editor of JustMyType.ca / Chief Marketing Officer of SPiN / Relationship and Travel Writer / 24 Hours Columnist & Huffington Post Blogger / NYC
51

51.
(46)

Brendan Dalley Profile Image Brendan Dalley
Professor of Problem Solving, Shiny Things Expert, Webinar Savant, & Marketing Maven at the Dalley Llama Marketing. Dot Connector @dixiestate. #marketing
50

52.
(42)

Karen Quintos Profile Image Karen Quintos
Focused on technology helping people grow & thrive. Passionate about modern marketing, sales enablement & giving back. Komen & Penn State Smeal board member.
49

53.
(39)

Lisa   Barone Profile Image Lisa Barone
CMO at @Overit, a digital agency Redefining Creative through motion graphics, development, design, SEO/PPC, PR, content & social. lisa@overit.com
48

54.
(49)

Jonathan   Mildenhall Profile Image Jonathan Mildenhall
I have the pleasure of being the CMO of Airbnb. I believe that a world full of greater humanity and creativity is a better world for all. Airbnb fuels both.
47

55.
(51)

Dave   Knox Profile Image Dave Knox
Chief Marketing Officer - @Rockfish, Author https://t.co/KLSxz5gA4O, Co-Founder of The @Brandery. Former P&G Digital, Twin Dad
46

56.
(52)

Seth   Waite Profile Image Seth Waite
Chief Marketing Officer (#CMO) @RevUnit, a digital product studio. We build custom enterprise #apps for the Fortune 500. #Marketing #Tech
45

57.
(62)

Chris   Dolnack Profile Image Chris Dolnack
SVP/CMO, marketing strategist, social media habitué, tradeshow exec, sportsman, amateur chef, wine buff, cigar aficionado, music lover. (Views are mine alone.)
44

58.
(56)

Brian   Kardon Profile Image Brian Kardon
CMO @Fuze. Sharing ideas about demand gen, marketing, SaaS and the tenor saxophone. People say I ask a lot of questions.
43

59.
(55)

Santiago   Solanas Profile Image Santiago Solanas
CMO Sage. Transformation, people, customers, leadership, cultural change, innovation, social value, execution, results. #SageSummit #SageFoundation
42

60.
(54)

Keith   Weed Profile Image Keith Weed
CMO @Unilever. Sharing thoughts on marketing, sustainable business growth and new technology. Future thinker. Lover of all things visual.
41

61.
(57)

Rishi   Dave Profile Image Rishi Dave
Chief Marketing Officer at Dun & Bradstreet; http://t.co/auHGIr1wvt;
40

62.
(67)

David   Solana Profile Image David Solana
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of OPINATOR
39

63.
(58)

Jeff   Hasen Profile Image Jeff Hasen
Senior global marketer, CMO & leading mobile strategist; author of book & podcast, The Art of Mobile Persuasion http://t.co/TQ8ymTXDkE; Gotta Mobilize founder
38

64.
(53)

Maggie Chan Jones Profile Image Maggie Chan Jones
Chief Marketing Officer @SAP. Passionate about women in tech & next-gen leaders. Believe in paying it forward.
37

65.
(61)

Chris Herbert Of   Mi6 Profile Image Chris Herbert Of Mi6
Entrepreneur | Networks and Community Builder | CMO of https://t.co/LbTgPCePpi | Co-founder of Tech Community @SiliconHalton with 1300 members and growing
36

66.
(59)

Rod   Brooks Profile Image Rod Brooks
CMO: PEMCO Insurance. Lifestyle nutrition coach. Named Marketing Legend and Marketing Immortal. Dedicated WSU Cougar. (All my own opinions)
35

67.
(60)

Daniel   Threlfall Profile Image Daniel Threlfall
CMO, #growthhacking, #digitalmarketing, #contentmarketing, & #seo expert | Disciple | 4 Kids | I love @kerenthrelfall and wandering the globe
34

68.
(new)

Ryan T. Sauers Profile Image Ryan T. Sauers
President/CMO Sauers Consulting Strategies; National Speaker; Best Selling #Author of 2 books; National Consultant; Media Company Owner; Professor of Leadership & Marketing
33

69.
(64)

Marc   Lobliner Profile Image Marc Lobliner
THE MACHINE, https://t.co/lBKyWs323M Chief Marketing Officer, Owner MTS Nutrition, Pro Bodybuilder, American Grit, YouTube Tigerfitness
32

70.
(65)

Joel Warady Profile Image Joel Warady
I'm Chief Marketing Officer for Enjoy Life Foods. Sharing insights on Marketing, Consumer Packaged Goods, & Free From Foods.
31

71.
(63)

Joanna   Lord Profile Image Joanna Lord
CMO of @ClassPass. Tech advisor & mentor. Contributing author at https://t.co/AZs6NV3s58 and https://t.co/IBKiZBO9SP. Builder of beautiful brands.
30

72.
(66)

Jeff Hennion Profile Image Jeff Hennion
EVP, CMO & e-Commerce at @GNClivewell. Board member @Briggs & Stratton. Advisor/Investor in @BrandingBrand, @Metamorphicvc & @Altiuspgh. @NUsports fan.
29

73.
(68)

Karen   Walker Profile Image Karen Walker
Marketing SVP and CMO at #Cisco. Passionate about taking the art and science of marketing to drive revenue growth. Mad about soccer and interior design.
28

74.
(80)

Anne Finucane Profile Image Anne Finucane
I work for Bank of America as Vice Chairman, Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Views are my own.
27

75.
(72)

Eli Langer Profile Image Eli Langer
chief marketing officer • former @CNBC social producer • flip phone fan • EliLanger@ymail.com
26

76.
(69)

Ann Lewnes Profile Image Ann Lewnes
Adobe CMO. Love media, movies, music, marketing and great design. Promote education & philanthropy.
25

77.
(75)

Mattcorey Profile Image Mattcorey
PGA TOUR Superstore Chief Marketing Officer. Passions: marketing, e-commerce, social media, golf & tennis. Life is short. Play hard. Inspire others.
24

78.
(71)

David   Edelman Profile Image David Edelman
Chief Marketing Officer: Aetna, Inc. Building leading marketing/digital team in healthcare & driving experiences across the health journey Views are my own.
23

79.
(84)

Marcfmath Profile Image Marcfmath
CMO @Samsung USA. Marketing maverick. VR/360 believer. Building brands with purpose. Tech Start Ups fanatic. Board member @PunchdrunkUK, @AlmeidaTheatre, @E_N_O
22

80.
(70)

Juliette Rizkallah Profile Image Juliette Rizkallah
Chief Marketing Officer at SailPoint Technologies
21

81.
(73)

Tina Mueller Profile Image Tina Mueller
Official Account of @Opel CMO and Board Member Tina Mueller. I will keep you posted about my work.
20

82.
(74)

Kim   Metcalf-Kupres Profile Image Kim Metcalf-Kupres
CMO @JohnsonControls. Ever on the hunt for creativity & cool ideas - sales,marketing,innovation,leadership...
19

83.
(76)

Aaron Cox Profile Image Aaron Cox
Chief Marketing Officer @Mondable @GOATbyMondable: the song tournament app for independent musicians https://t.co/xn1uOe3i0t
18

84.
(78)

Gail Nelson Profile Image Gail Nelson
Head of #Marketing @ SYZYGY US. CMO for Guidepoint, Siegel+Gale, BurellesLuce & NaviSys. Top #CMO on Twitter. Owned by my dogs. From NJ. #B2B #DIgital #Branding
17

85.
(77)

John   Foley Profile Image John Foley
#CEO & #CMO of @interlinkONE, @GrowSocially & @MarketWithMax; Published Author; Speaker; Consultant. Helping organizations with their marketing strategies. #smm
16

86.
(81)

Ed French Profile Image Ed French
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. (@RitzCarlton) #Luxury #Travel #CMO #CSMO
15

87.
(87)

Edouard PETIT Profile Image Edouard PETIT
Co-founder & CMO @BunkrApp — Goal: Kill Powerpoint — Ironman finisher
14

88.
(79)

Lilian Tomovich Profile Image Lilian Tomovich
Obsessed with all good things in life, including donuts. Chief Experience Officer/CMO at MGM Resorts. @mgmresortsintl.
13

89.
(82)

Andrew   Carrier Profile Image Andrew Carrier
CMO at @DolfinHQ. Tweets mostly about #Finance, #Technology and the #Media. Aspires to #InMarketing and has occasional #WatchNerd tendencies.
12

90.
(83)

Brian Kenny Profile Image Brian Kenny
Chief Marketing Officer for Harvard Business School by day, lead singer for CramerHill by night.
11

91.
(85)

Simon   Barrell Profile Image Simon Barrell
Chief Marketing Officer - SaaS, Financial Tech. Media - NYU MSc Trilingual ski dad, and Pastry Geek @CakeFiction - Ranked Top 60 CMO on Twitter. I can Herd Cats
10

92.
(88)

Bill   Huston Profile Image Bill Huston
CMO at EZIA Creative Solutions a lead genderation, Social Media Marketing, Crowdfunding, Inbound Marketing agency specializing in marketing & growing SMBs
9

93.
(86)

Roi Carthy Profile Image Roi Carthy
@GetShine's CMO. Chosen by @TheDrum as CMO of the year for 2015. Also, Managing Partner at Initial.vc.
8

94.
(92)

Deborah Collier Profile Image Deborah Collier
President & Chief Marketing Officer at The Certificate in Online Business, also Interim Marketing/Digital Business/Commercial Director helping organisations achieve success.
7

95.
(91)

Jean-Michel   Maltais Profile Image Jean-Michel Maltais
Chief Marketing Officer / General Manager. Focused on putting the customer at the centre of company strategy and making marketing a commercial function.
6

96.
(97)

David Redhill Profile Image David Redhill
Global CMO Deloitte Consulting. Brands, media, tech, creative strategy. Views my own. Instagram: david.redhill
5

97.
(96)

Stacy   Martinet Profile Image Stacy Martinet
Head of Marketing Strategy @Adobe. PresElect @nywici. @mashable & @nytimes alumni. Fan of the West Wing & hobbies that involve gravity. I think fish are funny.
4

98.
(99)

Paul Mineck Profile Image Paul Mineck
Chief Marketing Officer SimpleDisability Insurance
3

99.
(100)

Manuel Paradela ⚡ Profile Image Manuel Paradela ⚡
CMO Chief Marketing Officer
2

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Jim Notarnicola Profile Image Jim Notarnicola
Partner BRIX Holdings and VP Marketing & Franchising. for Red Mango, Red Brick Pizza, Smoothie Factory, Souper Salad. Independent. Vincentian, Dad.
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