Chief Outsiders

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    Chief Outsiders is the United States largest management consulting company providing Chief Marketing Officers services to growth and mid-size companies. Our Chief Marketing Officers often work as part of the leadership team of our clients on a fractional, or part-time, basis to help refine and implement key top-line growth initiatives. We also provide other services including special projects leadership, strategic planning, coaching and private equity due diligence.

    Everyone at Chief Outsiders has held the position of VP of Marketing at one or more operating companies. We are not career consultants or agency account managers. We are seasoned C-level business executives who approach challenges from a market-based perspective. All of our CMOs work for Chief Outsiders full time and are either Partners in the firm, or working to become a Partner. We are not a loose confederation of smart people. 

    As we grow Chief Outsiders, we are building a company and culture that attracts the world’s greatest marketers because we facilitate them doing the best work of their careers, making big things happen, while being surrounded by trusted peers that they continue to learn from.
    HQHouston, TX, US
    Employee Ratings4.7

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    Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)97(-1%)
    Cybersecurity ratingAMore

    Key People/Management at Chief Outsiders

    Slade Kobran

    Slade Kobran

    Managing Partner, Northeast
    Clay Spitz

    Clay Spitz

    Managing Partner, South
    Karen Hayward

    Karen Hayward

    Managing Partner, West
    David Vroom

    David Vroom

    Managing Partner, Midwest
    Sharon Spooler

    Sharon Spooler

    Area Managing Partner & CMO
    Paul Sparrow

    Paul Sparrow

    Area Managing Partner & CMO
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    Chief Outsiders Office Locations

    Chief Outsiders has an office in Houston
    Houston, TX, US (HQ)
    4801 Woodway Dr #300
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    Chief Outsiders Blogs

    Marketing Leader Linda Bernier Helps Healthcare, Technology Companies Gain a Quick Grasp on Their Markets

    Bernier is the latest addition at Chief Outsiders, the nation’s leading “Executives as a Service” firm

    B2G: Three Reasons Why Marketing to Government Can be a Win-Win Proposition

    The days of the $1,300 toilet seat and the $800 screwdriver are long over. Today, government procurement is an intricate process that ensures government agencies have the tools, resources, products, and services they need to serve their constituents, and that providers are offering the b…

    Transform Marketing into a Growth Engine – A Roadmap for Industrials

    Questions every CEO should be asking their Marketing team Even in our enlightened times, industrial manufacturing CEOs still struggle to define the appropriate role for marketing in the go-to-market paradigm. Many industrial manufacturers, spanning start-ups to Fortune 500 manufactur…

    Seven Benefits a Fractional Executive Can Deliver Today

    Written by: Paul Sparrow, Area Managing Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders with Shannon Muniz, Fractional Chief Sales Officer, Sales Xceleration, Orlando, FL. The sprint is on! The American economy – stuck in the blocks for much of 2020 while waiting out the pandemic – has heard the s…

    The SaaS Marketing Playbook, Part 4 | Getting Sales and Marketing on the Same Page

    Of the things that are aligned in our life — the stars, automobiles, our spine, and the universe — there’s one area where such alignment is elusive – and, by extension, costly. If you have ever tried to align your sales and marketing departments, you likely already have experienced how v… 5 Reasons You Should Hire A Part-Time CXO

    Gig economy has also changed the game for knowledge workers, including C-level executives. Read the full Article here.
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    Chief Outsiders Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Chief Outsiders founded?

      Chief Outsiders was founded in 2009.

    • Who are Chief Outsiders key executives?

      Chief Outsiders's key executives are Slade Kobran, Clay Spitz and Karen Hayward.

    • How many employees does Chief Outsiders have?

      Chief Outsiders has 97 employees.

    • Who are Chief Outsiders competitors?

      Competitors of Chief Outsiders include NANA, APM and Los Alamos National Security.

    • Where is Chief Outsiders headquarters?

      Chief Outsiders headquarters is located at 4801 Woodway Dr #300, Houston.

    • Where are Chief Outsiders offices?

      Chief Outsiders has an office in Houston.

    • How many offices does Chief Outsiders have?

      Chief Outsiders has 1 office.