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David Vroom

Managing Partner, Special Projects
Matches CEOs with the perfect fractional chief marketing officer to identify growth opportunities and develop strategies to optimize profits.

About David Vroom

David is a Chief Outsiders Managing Partner based in Wisconsin. He helps clients select the best CMO, matched to their business needs, industry and culture, to analyze and develop profit optimization plans and assist in execution, including go to market approaches, relevant product improvements, additional services and pricing. Drawing on resources from the entire Chief Outsiders’ network, he works with your team to establish best practices, analyze the market and competition, and put together winning marketing plans.

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How David has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Matched numerous companies with fractional CMO candidates, piloting them through the selection process and accelerating profits with infusions of instant talent from Chief Outsiders tribe of experienced marketing executives.
  • Increased sales over 200% and profit over 300% in a five-year period. Led strategy, marketing and P&L responsibility for $800-million-dollar division.
  • Generated record sales growth and profitable year two with +8 point margin improvement versus previous plant business, building new division from scratch to utilize plant capacity (new product, target etc.).
  • Drove division sales of +$100 million, developing leadership strategy, positioning, branding and marketing plans for B2B and B2C customers.
  • Generated over $500 million in sales developing and launching over 20 major new products, three times awarded Best New Product of the Year by the American Marketing Association.
  • Achieved three successful acquisitions in three different industries, led acquisition strategy, evaluation and execution.

Executive Experience

  • SVP and GM, Sargento Foods Inc
  • VP Business Development, Pactiv/Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.
  • VP Marketing and Business Development, Brunswick Corporation
  • VP Global Marketing, Kellogg’s Company
  • VP Convenience Foods and New Products, Kellogg’s Company
  • Brand Management, Procter & Gamble Company

Clients Served

  • Exacto Inc. (Chemicals)
  • On Track Communications, Inc. (Information Technology and Services)
  • Vizient, Inc. (Healthcare)
  • Gallagher Corporation (Machinery)
  • TESCHGlobal LLC (Information Technology and Services)
  • Hydraulex Global (Machinery)
  • Xcentric Mold & Engineering (Plastics)
  • Evolution Capital Partners, LLC (Investment Management)


  • MBA, Marketing and Finance, Michigan State University
  • BS Business Administration, Michigan State University
  • Executive Global Leadership, Thunderbird International University

Download David's Resume Here


Industry Experience Specialties
  • Market Penetration & Growth
  • Brand Strategy/Refresh
  • Pricing Strategy
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