The Top 25 Marketing and Sales Consultants and Leaders of 2023

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Marketing and Sales Consultants and Leaders of 2023. To stay ahead of competitors, every year corporations invest massive amounts of money to gather information about their customers–and determine the best way to capture a larger market share. This is where the expertise of a marketing and sales consultant becomes invaluable. Their assistance helps businesses grow by providing clients with specialized expertise in areas like market research, branding, digital marketing, strategy development, and the latest marketing trends and tactics, among others. From a field of hundreds of candidates, the exceptional men and women on this year’s list were selected based on their ability to build out and lead successful teams, achieve quantifiable benefits for their clients, and impact the consulting world.

Corinne Sklar, the Worldwide VP of Marketing & Communications for IBM Consulting, manages partnerships with industry leaders such as Adobe, AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP — having previously built and managed brands from $3 million to $12 billion. At KPMG, Patrick Maes is the Head of Customer, Sales, Marketing, and Innovation Advisory, where he leverages his expertise in data, technology, and AI to help his clients gain a competitive edge. Notable achievements for Maes include implementing pioneering guerrilla marketing actions for Valma care products. Additionally, Jeannine Falcone is the North America Marketing Agency Lead at Accenture Interactive, where she currently leads a team of over 1,500 marketing professionals.

Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Marketing and Sales Consultants and Leaders of 2023.


1. Karen Lellouche Tordjman
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Title: Managing Director and Senior Partner

Karen Lellouche Tordjman is a BCG Fellow and a core member of the firm’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing, and Industrial Goods practices. On top of that, she’s also a member of BCG X – the consulting giant’s tech build and design unit, specifically leading efforts to drive breakthrough innovations using behavioral and human-centered design. Tordjman also leads BCG’s Pricing Enablement Center in Paris.

Since joining BCG in 2004, Tordjman has worked across the spectrum of the automotive sector, implementing major transformation programs and focusing on digital issues. Her recent client work includes developing and supporting the implementation of a digital customer experience program for an OEM. During this case, she helped design a seamless customer journey and CRM program, define a mobile strategy, and execute a new communications strategy.

Previously, Tordjman has worked extensively on a large number of marketing, sales, and pricing projects across various industries. She has a heavy focus on marketing analytics, digitalization, and multichannel customer experience. Prior to joining BCG, Tordjman completed internships at Air Liquide and Credit Agricole.


2. Caroline Kelly
Company: Teneo
Title: Managing Director

Caroline Kelly is a Managing Director with Teneo’s Strategy & Communications Advisory business segment in Dublin. Kelly leads the Teneo Ireland digital team, whose work spans digital communication and strategy, creative campaigning, narrative development, thought leadership, and more.

Kelly works across a number of key accounts achieving exceptional results for these clients by forging strong relationships and developing a solid understanding of their industry and business requirements. She excels when it comes to distilling client briefs to create impactful and effective campaigns–and she has worked on a wide range of award-winning campaigns for her clients. Moreover, Kelly sits on the Irish leadership team and is also very involved in new business development.

Prior to working with Teneo, Kelly held a number of in-house marketing and communication roles for Irish businesses. She also spent time working in London and Melbourne. Kelly is a graduate from Dublin Institute of Technology, where she obtained a 1st class Honours degree in the MSc for Marketing. Prior to this, Kelly studied at the University of Limerick, obtaining an Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She also achieved a Distinction when she completed a Diploma in Digital marketing in 2012. She is continuously studying, having recently completed the Teneo Global Leadership Development course.


3. Jamie Cleghorn
Company: Bain & Company
Title: Senior Partner

Jamie Cleghorn is the global leader of Bain’s B2B Commercial Excellence group within the firm's Sales & Marketing practice. He partners with clients to drive transformational change, primarily in the areas of growth strategy, go-to-market effectiveness, and organizational alignment. Previously, Cleghorn led the development of the B2B Elements of Value® for value proposition development, Go-to-market Transformation for go-to-market system re-engineering, and Sales Play SystemSM for strategy translation and revenue execution management.

While at Bain, Cleghorn has worked extensively across industries, including technology, telecom, industrial goods, healthcare and consumer products. His client work has spanned a variety of areas including corporate and business unit strategy, customer and go-to-market, performance improvement, organizational effectiveness and M&A. Prior to joining Bain in 2005, Cleghorn worked in healthcare marketing. He has an MS in Marketing from Northwestern University and a BA in History from the University of Illinois.


4. Bo Finneman
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Partner, Miami

Bo Finneman is one of McKinsey’s core leaders in the Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice, where he serves consumer-facing clients on programs that support a triple impact agenda across revenue expansion, consumer centricity, and social impact. He has led innovations in consumer insights through the Consumer Decision Journey approach. Notably, he launched the firm’s proprietary growth metric, the Customer Growth Indicator. Finneman also designed McKinsey’s Profitable Growth Navigator, using machine learning to identify growth pockets based on leading digital data.

Today, Finneman leads his company’s Consumer Digital and Analytics venture, which includes the support of clients across data-driven marketing, omni-channel experience, e-merchandising and commerce, as well as digital business builds. Over his 15 years at McKinsey, he has also partnered on a range of additional topics, including brand positioning, creative excellence, pricing, and frontline sales. Finneman additionally serves as the leader for People across nearly 1,000 colleagues that work with clients across Marketing and Sales–fostering their community and development within his company.

Finneman’s experience in Marketing and Sales prior to joining McKinsey includes leading audience development for a digital media company,, in New York. He also worked across sales, shopper insights, and brand management at E&J Gallo Winery.


5. Laurence Buchanan
Company: EY
Title: Partner and Global Customer & Growth Leader

Laurence Buchanan is a Partner at EY, where he leads the Customer & Growth division for EMEIA. He also holds the position of CEO at EY Seren, a London-based design and innovation agency. Buchanan works closely with clients to tackle digital disruption, drive human-centered design, foster innovation, and enable business transformation for sustainable growth.

Prior to joining EY, Buchanan spent a decade at a global technology organization, serving as the EMEA Vice President for CRM. He has also held leadership roles at other consulting firms, gaining extensive experience in digital transformation, customer experience, and CRM across sectors such as telecommunications, media, life sciences, retail, and sports.

As CEO of EY Seren, Buchanan is dedicated to helping clients reimagine growth through human-centered design and innovative strategies. His deep industry knowledge and recognized expertise make him a trusted advisor in guiding organizations through their digital transformation journeys. Buchanan earned an MA in History from the University of Oxford, providing him with a unique perspective that complements his strategic approach to solving complex business challenges.


6. Sean McDevitt
Company: Arthur D. Little
Title: Partner and Head of USA TIME (Telecommunications, Information technology, Media, and Electronics) and Global Telecom Transaction Services Practices

Based in Boston, Sean McDevitt is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, where he is responsible for ADL’s business development across the communications industry. His focus is in helping telcom, broadband, and cable companies develop stronger market positions through new growth and development initiatives, advances in their offerings, and improved go-to-market strategies.

McDevitt has 25+ years of expertise in consulting and operating roles globally (USA, UK, France, Italy, and Latin America). At ADL, he has been pivotal in driving ADL’s growth and re-emergence as one of the premier management consulting firms in the USA. McDevitt also leads the firm’s recruiting efforts and has had an instrumental role in building the ADL USA team and company culture.

Prior to joining ADL, McDevitt was a VP at Cartesian, where he led the North American Strategy and Management Consulting businesses. Previously, he held several executive positions in Europe, serving as Président-Directeur Général of Le Numéro France (118218) and COO of 118118//Media in the UK. McDevitt earned his BA in Classics and Business Economics from Brown University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


7. Kaijia Gu
Company: Oliver Wyman
Title: Partner

Kaijia Gu is a Partner at Oliver Wyman and a leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum's City Readiness initiative. With 15 years of strategy consulting and management experience, she specializes in helping companies navigate market disruptions and unleash their potential.

Throughout her career, Gu has advised executives across Europe, North America, and Asia on strategies, business designs, pricing, sales, and operations. She has successfully guided leading B2B and B2C services companies through transformative journeys and developed innovative business models for media, technology, consumer goods, and insurance sectors. Her expertise has enabled businesses to thrive in the face of changing consumer demands, technological advancements, and emerging competition.

As the leader of the City Readiness team, Gu collaborates with business leaders, academics, and policymakers to uncover opportunities for cities to transform potential disruptions into hubs of innovation. She is particularly passionate about the intersection of technology and people, and focuses on the "human angle" of city readiness. Gu holds a Master of Public Administration with Honors from Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.


8. Mads Schjølin
Company: Implement Consulting Group
Title: Partner

Mads Schjølin, a Partner at Implement Consulting Group, joined the company in 2015 as a managing consultant. With expertise in digital strategy, digital marketing (primarily B2B), product,service and business model development, rapid prototyping, and value proposition articulation, Schjølin assists businesses in achieving their goals.

Implement Consulting Group is a global firm headquartered in Copenhagen, with offices in Aarhus, Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Oslo, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg, and Raleigh (NC). With a team of over 1,000 employees, the company is dedicated to driving tangible change and sustainable impact within organizations and their workforce. They serve multinational clients and execute projects worldwide.

Before joining Implement Consulting Group, Schjølin was a founding partner and CEO at Drinkster. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant manager at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and served as a project manager at RedAlkemi earlier in his career.

Schjølin holds a master's degree in business administration and computer science, as well as an undergraduate degree in computer science, IT project management, and managerial economics from Copenhagen Business School.


9. Jonathan Gordon
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Partner and Global Co-Lead of Marketing Practice

Jonathan Gordon is a Partner and a global leader of McKinsey's marketing and brand strategy practice, where he plays a crucial role in helping consumer companies develop marketing strategies and build capabilities that drive top-line growth. He joined McKinsey in 1995, starting his journey in the London office, and has since worked with a diverse range of consumer clients across various categories.

Throughout his career, Gordon has been involved in projects spanning financial services, packaged goods, and automotive industries. Some of his recent notable engagements include leading a marketing-led growth program for a leading credit card issuer, driving business transformation for the luxury division of a global automotive player, spearheading analytics transformation at a large media organization, developing mass and premium portfolio strategies for a beer company, overseeing brand redesign for a regional bank, formulating brand strategies for a rapidly growing cosmetics brand, and developing sports sponsorship strategies in the beverage and electronics sectors.

Gordon has co-authored the McKinsey Quarterly article titled "The Dawn of Marketing's New Golden Age." He is a significant contributor to the company's knowledge base and his work has been published in prestigious journals such as The Economist, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, and Financial Times. Prior to joining McKinsey, Gordon gained valuable experience as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble. Originally from Ireland, he graduated with first-class honors in biochemistry from the University of Oxford.


10. Jean-Manuel Izaret
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Title: Managing Director & Senior Partner, Global Leader, Marketing, Sales & Pricing Practice

Jean-Manuel Izaret leads the Marketing, Sales, and Pricing (MSP) practice for Boston Consulting Group in North America, as well as the global pricing topic. He is also a member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Financial Institutions, and Industrial Goods practices. Izaret is a BCG Fellow concentrating on the topic of pricing model transformation—defining a unified theory of pricing as well as developing tactics executives can use to make pricing drive growth and profit for their companies.

Izaret has worked on pricing issues across industries, including consumer goods, retail, high tech, financial services, and industrial goods. His experience includes developing pricing model strategies, transforming pricing practices, improving product lineup pricing, and designing strategies to optimize bundling for numerous technology, media, and telecom companies. He teaches several courses on pricing at Coursera.

Before joining BCG, Izaret worked for Royal Dutch Shell in marketing and sales; and as a quality engineer in the company’s chemical plants. He received his PhD and MS in engineering from École Centrale Paris. He also holds an MS in economics from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.


11. Flaviano Faleiro
Company: Accenture Song
Title: President of Growth Markets

Flaviano Faleiro is the President of Accenture Song in the Growth Markets region and he leads a team of creatives, designers, and innovation architects across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Faleiro has helped some of the world’s biggest brands find growth through organization-wide experience transformation. He believes that a focus on customer experience is no longer enough and businesses must reorganize their front and back office with a human-centered lens to drive exponential growth. With more than 15 years of deep expertise across strategy, marketing, sales and distribution, Faleiro has helped clients across various industries and markets evolve and better their business functions and systems. His mission is to bring Accenture Song’s notion of experience transformation to as many brands and businesses as possible in the Growth Markets region.

Faleiro holds a degree in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and a Master of Science in Management from the London Business School (London, UK).


12. Barbara Venneman
Company: Deloitte Consulting
Title: Global Digital - Customer & Marketing Portfolio

Barbara Venneman is the Global Digital Customer & Salesforce leader and a principal within Deloitte Digital for Deloitte Consulting LLP. She focuses on increasing customer lifetime value leveraging data-driven creative, cognitive web, and customer data to deliver emotional experiences to targeted segments across customer acquisition, engagement, service, and retention. Venneman helps organizations build and leverage the connections—between people, systems, data, and products—that let brands become customer obsessed, delivering more personalized, contextual experiences for their customers.

Venneman has more than 25 years of experience. She has worked across multiple industries. Drawing on her firm’s global expertise and talent, Venneman has led a number of complex global digital transformations spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. She is also a recognized leader in the marketplace–and continues to work closely with many Silicon Valley organizations to accelerate digital technologies, leading practices, and adoption.


13. Corinne Sklar
Company: IBM Consulting
Title: Worldwide Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Corinne Sklar is the Worldwide Vice President of Marketing & Communications for IBM Consulting. In this role, she leads IBM iX and manages partnerships with industry leaders such as Adobe, AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP. With a century-long legacy, IBM Consulting is a global consulting powerhouse known for its transformative impact on industries and businesses.

Notably, IBM Consulting has proven that science, creativity, and radical collaboration accelerate business transformation. As catalysts for growth, the firm brings together diverse teams to reimagine every aspect of clients' businesses—from strategy to experiences, technologies, and operations. Their aim is not only to anticipate the future, but to create it.

Sklar is a leading business executive who has built and managed brands from $3 million to $12 billion. She was part of the founding team and Chief Marketing Officer of Bluewolf, Salesforce's first strategic consulting partner, helping to build a premier global brand and world-class B2B marketing organization. Bluewolf was purchased by IBM Consulting in 2016. Sklar graduated from Mills College, California with an undergraduate degree in journalism and intermedia arts.


14. Fernand Khousakoun
Company: Capgemini
Title: Vice President of Digital Customer Experience, Customer Process and Marketing Lead

Fernand Khousakoun is the Vice President of Digital Customer Experience, Customer Process, and Marketing Lead at Capgemini. With a focus on global business development, he leads digital transformation initiatives and serves as a delivery manager for the banking and financial services, insurance, and telecom industries.

Capgemini is a renowned global leader that partners with companies to drive business transformation through technology. With a commitment to unleashing human energy through inclusive and sustainable technology solutions, the company boasts a diverse workforce of 360,000 professionals across 50 countries.

With 24 years of experience, Khousakoun has consistently worked with clients to enhance their customer experiences. Prior to joining Capgemini, he held the position of Head of BPM Practice for Europe at Cognizant Technology Solutions; and served as a client partner at ATG. Earlier in his career, Khousakoun worked as a principal consultant at Pegasystems, Ltd. His extensive background and expertise make him a valuable asset in driving customer-centric strategies and ensuring successful digital transformations.


15. Alexa Watson
Company: SAIC
Title: Vice President

Alexa Watson is the Vice President of SAIC, a leading Fortune 500® technology integrator driving digital transformation across various sectors. SAIC's portfolio includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, IT modernization, and mission solutions for defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. Using their expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, they integrate the best components from their own portfolio and their partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving customers' missions.

With a track record in business leadership, Watson excels in developing new business opportunities, creating sustainable models, and driving long-term value. She has held diverse leadership roles in business development, client relationship management, strategic deal-making, presales, and regional management, successfully establishing new regions and revenue streams while ensuring profitable growth. Watson has cultivated an extensive network of senior executives across markets, enabling global customers to execute transformative programs leveraging IT solutions. Watson holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.


16. Maeve Hagen
Company: Taylor
Title: Managing Partner

Maeve Hagen is a Managing Partner at Taylor, a purpose-led marketing communications agency that has been shaping possibilities for leading brands worldwide for four decades. Hagen is an industry leader who consistently pushes boundaries in sports & CPG marketing, while leading a growing team with authority and composure to develop award-winning work.

Throughout her career, Hagen has worked with agency and industry leaders to expand the company’s agency capabilities from traditional earned media offerings to thriving digital marketing, strategic planning & insights, creative, and research & insights departments. As counsel for C-Suite Level Executives, Hagen is a confidant-in-arms for brand leaders, co-shaping business and marketing operations for brands like Diageo, P&G, Capital One, Mastercard, Allstate, Nestle and more.

Hagen also co-founded a central steering committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – where she provides senior counsel and active operational change to the way the organization recruits, manages, and champions individuals – with a single focus to make the organization a welcoming place for all. She is also a founding board member of the Charlotte chapter of WISE – one of the fastest-growing Women in Sports & Events regional chapters.


17. Paul English
Company: Ogilvy Consulting
Title: Managing Director, EMEA & Global Lead Business Transformation Practice

Paul English has spent the better part of the last 25 years helping global companies innovate and grow at the intersections of digital technology, customer insight, creativity, and business innovation. As Managing Director for Ogilvy Consulting, English leads the UK group across its four mighty practices in Business Transformation, Brand & Marketing Innovation, Behavioural Science and Sustainability. In his dual role as global Business Transformation lead, English helps businesses architect new operating models and plot practical roadmaps to future readiness while driving resilience in the short-term.

Before joining Ogilvy Consulting, English led the Digital Transformation practice for Prophet, where he helped global companies develop ecosystem strategies and developed IP around Digital Transformation, Social Business and Digital Product & Service Innovation. As a small agency owner for five years prior he worked with global airline, luxury, and technology brands on how to use digital technology to strengthen brand relevance and customer value. Prior to that, he served as the founding director of Sapient Europe’s digital marketing practice, transforming Sapient Interactive (now Publicis Sapient) from obscurity into the leading UK and EMEA digital agency. A proud boomeranger, English also spent six years with OgilvyOne and OgilvyInteractive in New York and Paris, where he filled several senior roles, including Executive Director of OgilvyInteractive France. During this time, he ran the Goldman Sachs, Arthur Andersen, and Jaguar accounts.

English is frequently quoted in the business and trade press on Business Transformation. Furthermore, he has authored and contributed to award-winning thought leadership and IP on Marketing Transformation, Resilience in Crisis, and Consumer Equality. He has also served as guest lecturer on Brand as a Service at the London Business School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in History and Classical Latin.


18. Gaurav Mittal
Company: Wipro
Title: Global Head of Digital Marketing & Commerce

Gaurav Mittal is the Global Head of Digital Marketing & Commerce at Wipro. With over 23 years of IT experience, he specializes in consulting, design thinking, solution design, and digital solutions implementation for industry-leading brands. As a digital transformation leader, Mittal has worked closely with C-level and senior leadership in marketing and IT to define strategic roadmaps and create compelling digital experiences that drive business outcomes.

In his current role, Mittal is responsible for a business worth over $150 million. He has a deep understanding of the digital experience landscape, including content, commerce, brand sites, engagement portals, channels, and user experience technologies. Mittal is a well-rounded leader with expertise in offering development, go-to-market strategies, solution design, customer delivery, team management, and practice operations.

Mittal holds a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He also received an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi.


19. Jeannine Falcone
Company: Accenture Interactive
Title: Global Marketing Services Lead

Jeannine Falcone is the North America Marketing Agency Lead at Accenture Interactive, where she leads a team of over 1,500 marketing professionals. Since joining Accenture Interactive in 2015, Falcone has built out and led the company’s marketing agency, strategy, and services practice–and led the acquisition and integration of 3 creative marketing agencies: Droga5, MXM, and Wire Stone.

Accenture Interactive’s Communicate Experience pillar’s mission is to reach all audiences across customers, employees and societies with bold creative ideas, content and marketing across every channel and touchpoint. They bring the best talent and capabilities to our clients in disciplines including brand insight, marketing and content strategy, marketing transformation, brand identity and purpose, creative strategy and development; and customer engagement.

Prior to joining Accenture, Falcone spent 20+ years in the digital marketing, agency, and marketing services space, where she built and led marketing agencies. Throughout her career, Falcone led significant digital and integrated marketing engagements with clients across industries. She is a transformational leader with deep marketing expertise and a strong blend of business development, client management, and operational savvy.


20. Ranjan Roy
Company: HCL Technologies
Title: Global Marketing Director, Digital Operations, AI and Intelligent Automation Products

Ranjan Roy, Global Marketing Director at HCLTech, specializes in performance-driven B2B brand strategy, marketing, and communication. With 13+ years of experience, he has led marketing teams for technology and engineering services brands.

At HCLTech, Roy builds brand salience and leads integrated marketing programs through senior marketing managers. He excels in team building, program conceptualization, and driving mind and market share objectives. His expertise spans multi-channel brand solutions and marketing campaigns in IT, Engineering, and Business Services, including Digital, IoT, Intelligent Automation, and Artificial Intelligence.

As a proven leader, Roy collaborates across groups to shape marketing vision and drive impactful market and mind share programs. He has successfully led Corporate Identity, Re-branding, and Global launch initiatives for a leading Indian Engineering Services Company. Roy has worked closely with senior leadership (CXOs) throughout his career. Previously, he served as Head of Corporate Marketing at L&T Technology Services Limited and Senior Executive of Corporate Brand & Communications at Birlasoft Limited.


21. Mark Iorizzo
Company: Infosys
Title: Senior Director Global Marketing

Mark Iorizzo, the Senior Director of Global Marketing at Infosys, is a strategic marketing leader with 17 years of experience. He excels in delivering effective marketing strategies that enhance business capabilities and drive financial performance. With expertise in brand building, key account growth, value proposition creation, and product development, Iorizzo is skilled at transforming marketing functions and building award-winning teams. Currently, he leads the global marketing team in the largest portfolio at Infosys.

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, serving clients in over 50 countries. With over three decades of experience, Infosys guides clients through their digital transformation journey, leveraging AI-powered solutions to prioritize change execution.

Iorizzo's career began in 2006 as a marketing executive at Unitas Wholesale–followed by roles at REED. Before joining Infosys, he served as marketing and communications director at Capita. Iorizzo holds an undergraduate degree in business studies from Leeds Beckett University.


22. Patrick Maes
Company: KPMG
Title: Head of Customer, Sales & Marketing Advisory

Patrick Maes is the Head of Customer, Sales, Marketing, and Innovation Advisory at KPMG Belgium. He is a highly experienced business consultant specializing in transforming sales and marketing through business process re-engineering, design, and technology integration with a focus on data, technology, and AI. Maes helps companies gain a competitive edge, achieve growth, and meet customer expectations through product and service innovation and commercial efficiency.

Prior to joining KPMG, Maes founded CPI, a consultancy company dedicated to dramatically improving commercial performance. He introduced groundbreaking concepts in sales, marketing, and customer enchantment, designed models for quantifying commercial performance improvement potential, and actively engaged in studies and projects with clients' customers. Maes is a strong advocate for Business 2020 principles and emphasizes the integration of sales, marketing, strategy, and technology.

In his earlier career, Maes served as a managing partner at Limelight Communication, where he specialized in creating sales support tools for pharmaceutical companies, revitalizing forgotten brands, and executing innovative marketing campaigns. Notable achievements include developing the first television commercial for Miko-coffee during the VTM launch; and implementing pioneering guerrilla marketing actions for Valma care products. Maes also played a key role in designing corporate brochures, websites, and annual reports for companies like Campine.


23. Yogesh Shah
Company: iResearch Services
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Yogesh Shah is the CEO of iResearch Services. Shah has helped iResearch grow into a marketing-first agency that helps Fortune 500 brands build digital-trust with their modern thought leadership. At iResearch, he provides guidance and strategic direction to all cross-functional teams–and is keenly involved in developing new initiatives that help in improving customer experience.

Shah is an established business professional with an extensive background in consulting, market research, data analytics, and business leadership. Throughout his career, he has leveraged his skillset in advanced research methodologies and project management to provide business professionals with trend-setting insights.

Shah initiated the Giving for Good Foundation, a charity supporting disadvantaged children for education & sports, and having a sustainable environmental mission. He actively steers several campaigns through this award-winning social venture, which enriched the lives of more than 10,000 children in 2019. Shah is an active investor, a tech optimist, mentor to young entrepreneurs, and a future enthusiast–always looking for better ways to solve problems. He holds an MBA and previously underwent leadership training at London Business school. As thought leader in the industry, he actively shares his insights on Forbes, Linkedin, and Medium. Before working with iResearch, Shah worked in senior leadership roles in sales and marketing, working with technology firms and banks.


24. Fabio Vacirca
Company: Accenture Song
Title: Commerce Global Lead

Fabio Vacirca leads Accenture Song’s global Commerce practice, which helps clients develop the capabilities and the agility to drive innovation and growth in commerce. Accenture Song is focused on accelerating growth and delivering value to clients by ensuring sustained customer relevance. Their comprehensive capabilities encompass the entire process, from ideation to execution. This includes growth, product, and experience design, as well as technology and experience platforms. Additionally, they specialize in creative, media, and marketing strategy –along with campaign, content, and channel orchestration.

Most recently, Vacirca was based in Singapore, leading all Accenture’s business across Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia, India, Africa, and the Middle East. In that role, he was also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee. During his first five years in Asia, he led the group that tripled the size of Accenture’s business in Asia across industries. He previously served as the worldwide lead for Accenture’s Consumer Goods and Services Industry practice.

Vacirca also led Accenture’s acquisition and integration of two consumer products software companies. On top of that, he helped Accenture’s business in the front office and emerging markets. Furthermore, Vacirca created and nurtured Accenture’s Customer Innovation Network, where the company’s innovation hubs help clients transform their relationships with consumers, patients, travelers and employees.


25. Rahim Khetani
Company: Acceligize
Title: Director

Rahim Khetani is the Director of Acceligize, a company that specializes in providing B2B marketing, sales support solutions, lead generation, digital marketing, and content syndication. Since joining Acceligize in 2016, Khetani has established Acceligize as the go-to partner for executing strategic and impactful demand generation programs in 170 countries.

Khetani specializes in delivering demand generation and lead generation services tailored for B2B tech companies. He has a track record in building successful client relationships, scaling start-ups, and managing global sales and marketing teams to drive revenue growth in multicultural international business environments. Khetani spearheads growth efforts for companies worldwide, managing a personal sales book and fostering relationships with key clients. His expertise lies in establishing partnerships and executing global marketing programs that drive meaningful ROI. Khetani works with some of the world's largest and most respected B2B advertisers, publishers, media agencies, and technology companies, all of whom rely on Acceligize as their preferred partner for B2B demand generation and lead generation services.

Prior to his role at Acceligize, Khetani served as the VP of Business Development at Aspire Digital, Inc., and a Business Development Manager at DemandShore. He also worked as an Inside Sales Executive for GlobalStep.



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