The B2B eCommerce and Omni-Channel specialist joins the “Executives-as-a-Service” firm with deep experience in Insurance, Telecom, Non-Profit, and Financial Services
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 9, 2018 – After more than 20 years of success in developing and executing transformational marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of B2B organizations, Craig Oldham has become the newest fractional CMO to join the ranks of Chief Outsiders, one of the nation’s fastest-growing consulting firms.
Oldham’s appointment underscores the importance for mid-market businesses in competitive and complex industries to create strong market positioning and value proposition plans, forge alignment between critical departments such as sales, marketing, and IT, and build sustainable, ROI-driven lead generation programs. Whether an insurance company needs a transformational turnaround, or a telecom organization will benefit from a cross-channel eCommerce strategy, the digital engagement trailblazer and proven thought leader is ready to guide business executives and their teams to rapid, increased revenue growth and new pipeline opportunities.
Prior to his hiring at Chief Outsiders, Oldham led Global Demand Marketing as Vice President at Infor, a multi-national enterprise software company and the largest privately-held technology provider in the world. He also previously served as Senior Vice President and CMO at Tessco Technologies, a wireless distributor and manufacturer, as well as Vice President of Digital Engagement at the American Red Cross and Associate Vice President of Marketing at Zurich Insurance.
During his esteemed executive career, Oldham has recorded a wealth of significant successes, including the implementation of a marketing platform for Tessco Technologies that delivered multi-million dollars in top-line value; and the creation of digital marketing strategy at the American Red Cross that fostered exponential boost in online donations and garnered multi-million dollars in incremental revenue. His additional achievements include a marketing practice transformation that raised pipeline revenue and opportunities by $100M within 6 months; and a significant commerce and lead generation implementation that drove more than $1B in new revenue opportunities in 18 months.
“For B2B companies in spaces like financial services, distribution and non-profit, a revenue-generating eCommerce strategy and impactful value proposition plan are essential to their current and future viability,” said Tom McCrary, Managing Partner of Chief Outsiders’ Southeast team. “Whether an organization is striving to build a strong digital presence, or simply needs help turning around a failing marketing program, Craig is ready to utilize his cross-industry expertise to actualize ROI-driven digital marketing platforms and strategies and turn cost centers into profit centers.”
Oldham earned a B.A. in Telecommunications Management from Indiana University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds three patents in web design and business process and has won two ECHO awards for outstanding campaign design.
About Chief Outsiders
Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 60 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 600 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 has been recognized for the past five years by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, 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.