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Chief Outsiders Earns Accolades in American Business Awards “Company of the Year” Competition

Award in the Marketing Category marks third Stevie earned by the company


HOUSTON, TX – May 19, 2016 – Chief Outsiders, LLC, the nation’s leading management consulting firm comprised solely of C-level marketing executives, has earned its third American Business Award -- a Bronze Stevie for Company of the Year in the Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations category. The ABA Stevie Awards, open to businesses operating in the United States, are widely considered to be among the world’s premier business honors, and feature a variety of categories that recognize achievement in each facet of the workplace. The 2016 Stevie winners will be celebrated during a gala banquet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20, 2016. 

Executing on a “culture first” business model, and attracting the world’s best marketing executives, has led to the Houston-based organization’s success; in just over a half-decade, it has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent fractional C-suite services organizations.

“Chief Outsiders truly hit its stride in the second half of 2015, said Saxby. “Our CMOs’ many accomplishments, executing for our clients’ success while expanding our operations, have proven that the fractional, ‘Executive-as-a-Service’ concept is here to stay – and we are so proud to visualize that mission through another Stevie award.”

In 2015, Chief Outsiders added 95 new clients to its roster, and added eight new CMOs with VP or C-level experience – boosting its total to nearly 50 fractional executives. Such results earned Chief Outsiders a spot on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list, which recognizes private-firm growth, for the second consecutive year. 

Chief Outsiders possesses over 1,000 man-years of executive marketing experience in large corporations. Tapping into these skills, Chief Outsiders has helped grow over 200 small and mid-sized companies from 40+ industries. To learn more about Chief Outsiders, visit To view the full list of 2016 Stevie Award winners, click here.

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 40 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 300 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full time executive.

Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders was listed by Inc Magazine as one of the 1,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US (in the top 25 in Houston), and was recognized in the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Chief Outsiders’ CEO Art Saxby and Principal Pete Hayes are the co-authors of “The Growth Gears: Using a Market-Based Framework to Drive Business Success,” an Amazon #1 best-seller for business owners and CEOs. For additional information about the companies who trust Chief Outsiders as their premier source for business growth acceleration, click here.

CONTACT: Sterling Wilkinson, 817-771-2997,


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