We began this business in 2002 because we felt there was a better way to handle print and print management. We developed a new, transparent business model that leverages our global network of suppliers and proprietary technology platform to drive data-driven decisions that lower costs, enhance efficiencies, and shorten time to market. As our strategy – and revenues – took off, we expanded the approach to include other areas of the marketing supply chain – from retail environments and displays to packaging, branded merchandise and creative execution services.
We also extended our global footprint with our first UK office in 2008 before moving into Latin America and deeper into Europe in 2011. Along the way, we’ve partnered with many Fortune 500 companies to help bring the world’s most iconic brands to life in-store, at home, and on the go. We are passionate in our belief that this is a smarter, more efficient way to make marketing happen.
our global leadership
Eric D. Belcher
President and CEO
Eric D. Belcher
President and CEOEric has guided InnerWorkings to become the leading global marketing execution firm, managing nearly $1 billion in marketing spending for some of the most successful and influential brands in the world. Eric is a well-established expert on the subject of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the global marketing supply chain. A frequent guest speaker at major industry conferences, he is regularly sought out by industry media and has also testified before the U.S. Congress to help define marketing execution best practices. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Eric served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of manroland North America, and before that, he led project teams at Marakon Associates, an international management consulting firm. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from Chicago Booth. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information OfficerRob has led the Business Technology group since 2013. He ensures that we create, maintain and publish the technology that gives us valuable insights into the global marketing supply chain – and helps us make smart data-driven decisions for our clients. Rob previously led sales, operations and forecasting groups for InnerWorkings, and prior to joining InnerWorkings in 2009, honed his experience in such diverse industries as aerospace, building materials and electronics. He earned his BS in industrial engineering from Purdue, and he also holds an MBA from Chicago Booth.
President and Managing Director, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC
President and Managing Director, LATAM, EMEA, and APACAlex oversees all of our international business, including more than 30 countries across the EMEA, APAC, and LATAM regions, and focuses on growth, innovation, and exceptional client service. Alex joined the company in 2012, launching our Brazil office and then expanding our reach throughout the entire Latin America region.
Before joining InnerWorkings, Alex developed his professional career in large consumer goods corporations and business start-ups, working in key executive positions in Latin America. He worked at A.T. Kearney Management Consulting as a Senior Principal and also served as a core member of the Consumer Goods & Retail Practice in the region with dual functional expertise in Marketing & Sales and Supply Chain Management / Procurement. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a graduate specialization in marketing and finance, both from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He received his Executive MBA from the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President and Interim CFO
Senior Vice President and Interim CFOChip ensures that InnerWorkings deploys our shareholders’ capital responsibly, efficiently, and equitably. In addition to managing all of the company’s financial functions since his recent appointment as Interim CFO, Chip has been SVP of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives since 2014, with an operational mandate to improve core business processes and profitability. From 2007 to 2013, Chip led the company’s global M&A efforts, helping broaden InnerWorkings’ geographic platform, vertical market expertise, and service offering through dozens of acquisitions around the world. Before joining InnerWorkings, he worked in investment banking and venture capital. Chip graduated with an AB from Duke University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Client Solutions
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Client SolutionsOliver has more than 10 years of experience working in marketing execution, managed services, and outsourcing across the globe. Oliver’s focus is to work closely with new and existing clients to design custom solutions to fit their needs using our people, best-in-class processes, and proprietary technology. Oliver oversees the Sourcing, Implementation, Training, and Supplier Relations groups globally that focus on successful transitions and on client growth.
Oliver joined InnerWorkings in September 2011 and is based out of the Chicago office. Oliver received an honors degree from Kings College London.
General CounselPrior to joining the company as General Counsel in September 2012, Ron served as Deputy General Counsel of RR Donnelley, a printing and print services company, for 8 years, where his responsibilities included leading the international legal function and advising management and the board in governance, risk and compliance matters. Ron has also served as General Counsel of Huron Consulting Group, a business consulting company and Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Interpublic Group, one of the largest global advertising and marketing services agencies in the world. Ron began his legal career in 1992 as an associate and then partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Ron holds a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Vice President, Global Human ResourcesAs Vice President, Global Human Resources, Coady leads the execution of an innovative people strategy that supports InnerWorkings’ business and strategic objectives, while ensuring a best-in-class employee experience and vibrant company culture. Since joining the company in 2012, Coady has helped to cultivate an environment where employee engagement serves as a catalyst for business growth. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Coady held various roles in Human Resources and Marketing Communications in the hospitality and marketing industries, where she developed her passion for organizational and talent development. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional certifications.
Peter Q. Thompson
Peter Q. Thompson
Senior AdvisorA proven leader in driving high-performing sales teams in a business-to-business growth environment, Peter joined InnerWorkings in October 2016, bringing over 26 years of industry knowledge to the role. As Senior Advisor, Peter supports global sales and marketing efforts, drawing on deep experience closely collaborating with CEOs and management teams across the Fortune 500 to deliver against ambitious growth targets. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Peter served as Chief Executive Officer of Perkins Investment Management, where he drove the firm’s asset growth from $8.9 to $22 billion and extended the client base across the United States, Asia and European institutional, retail and intermediary markets. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Asset Management Company, and Executive Vice President of Ariel Capital Management. He earned an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Providence College. Peter currently sits on a variety of boards including the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Providence College, and the WGA/Evans Scholars Foundation, and is a Life Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of St. Ignatius College Prep.
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North America Operations
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North America OperationsMike manages our business in North America, ensuring that our clients realize the full benefits of the InnerWorkings suite of services. He joined the company in 2005 and has progressed through roles in production, account management, implementation, and operations management, giving him a unique and well-rounded perspective on our business and a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face. He most recently was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, overseeing a large portion of the North American business. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Mike spent several years in outsourced print management, focused on retail and quick service restaurant environments. He is a 20-year veteran of the Army Reserves, retiring a First Sergeant, and has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from DePaul University.
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Vice President, Global Talent AcquisitionAs Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Lisa leads all strategic and tactical aspects of talent acquisition across all functions of the company and 40+ countries. Lisa partners with our senior executives and their teams on organizational planning and talent development initiatives; guides the organization’s culture; manages InnerWorkings’ employer brand; and drives the overall corporate approach to talent acquisition worldwide. Before joining InnerWorkings in 2011, Lisa worked for a recruiting agency where she partnered with top financial services companies such as Citadel, Goldman Sachs, and national PE firms, identifying and placing qualified candidates. Lisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Business, with a major in Marketing, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
our board of directors
Mr. Greenberg has served on our Board since October 2005 and has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board since June 2010. Mr. Greenberg currently serves as the Chairman of The Western Union Company. Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a publicly-traded global food service retailer, at the end of 2002. He had served as McDonald’s Chairman since May 1999 and as its Chief Executive Officer since August 1998. Mr. Greenberg served as McDonald’s President from August 1998 to May 1999, and as its Vice-Chairman from December 1991 to August 1998. Mr. Greenberg also served as Chairman, from October 1996, and Chief Executive Officer, from July 1997, of McDonald’s USA until August 1998. Before joining McDonald’s, Mr. Greenberg was a partner and Director of Tax Services for both the Midwest Region and Chicago office of Arthur Young & Company, and served on the firm’s management committee. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Greenberg is a director of The Allstate Corporation, The Western Union Company, Hasbro, Inc., Quintiles Transactional and Manpower Inc. Mr. Greenberg’s civic involvement includes service as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Pier 6 Exposition Authority (MPEA), the public agency which owns McCormick Place and Navy Pier, and service on the board of Choose Chicago, DePaul University, where he previously served as Chairman, The Institute of International Education, Metropolis Strategies, an affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust, the Field Museum and Navy Pier, Inc. Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Commerce and School of Law. Mr. Greenberg’s various leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer of a major global corporation, brings to the Board extensive management experience and economics expertise and strengthens the Board’s global perspective. In addition to Mr. Greenberg’s significant public company experience, he is a certified public accountant and an attorney, which provides additional value and perspective to the Board.
Mr. Belcher has served on our Board and as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Belcher served as our President since April 2008 and our Chief Operating Officer from December 2006 to December 2008. From May 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Belcher served as our Executive Vice President of Operations. Mr. Belcher served as Chief Operating Officer from March 2003 to June 2005 and as Chief Financial Officer from April 2001 to March 2003 of MAN Roland Inc., a printing equipment manufacturer and distributor. From 1995 to 2000, he led project teams at Marakon Associates, an international management consulting firm. Mr. Belcher holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth. As Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Belcher brings to the Board the critical link to management’s perspective in Board discussions regarding the business and strategic direction of the Company and an extensive understanding of InnerWorkings’ business through his nine years of service to the Company.
Charlie manages our focused value strategy—an all-cap, concentrated portfolio of U.S. stocks. He also spearheads Ariel’s thought leadership efforts and takes an active role in representing Ariel’s investment strategies with prospective investors, clients and major media. Prior to joining Ariel in 2004, Charlie spent 21 years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and its successor company Citigroup, where he rose to managing director and head of North American investment banking branch offices. Charlie actively serves the Chicago community, sitting on the corporate board of InnerWorkings, Inc., a publicly traded marketing execution services company, as well as the boards of the Museum of Science and Industry, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Board, the Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago Club. He also teaches monthly investing classes at two Chicago inner-city schools. Charlie graduated with an AB in economics from Duke University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Fisher has served on our Board since November 2011. Mr. Fisher is currently Chief Executive Officer of Enova International, Inc., a global consumer lending company. He has served as Enova’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2013. From September 2011 through February 2012, Mr. Fisher served as both President of optionsXpress online brokerage, which was acquired by The Charles Schwab Corporation, a leading provider of financial services, in September 2011, and as Senior Vice President of Derivatives at The Charles Schwab Corporation. From 2007 until the acquisition, Mr. Fisher served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the optionsXpress Board of Directors. Mr. Fisher is a member of the Board of Directors of GrubHub, Inc. and serves as chairman of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. From January 2008 through October 2011, Mr. Fisher served as a member of the Board of Directors of CBOE Holdings, Inc. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Fisher served as Chief Financial Officer at Potbelly Sandwich Works. Mr. Fisher also served as Chief Financial Officer of RBC Mortgage from 2000 through 2001 and of Prism Financial from December 1998 through January 2001. Mr. Fisher received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign and his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Fisher’s experience as Chief Executive Officer of a public company and his previous years of service as the Chief Financial Officer of several organizations provides valuable financial knowledge and valuable insight on reporting to the Board as well as to the Company’s Audit Committee on which he serves.
Mr. Gallagher has served on our Board since August 2011. Mr. Gallagher is currently Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. He began his career with Gallagher in 1974. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Gallagher serves on the boards of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the International Insurance Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Boys Hope/Girls Hope and the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities. He is an Advisory Cabinet Member of the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executive Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago. Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University. Mr. Gallagher’s 17 years as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly-listed services business provides valuable insight and perspective to the Company.
Ms. Howard has served on our Board since October 2012. Ms. Howard is currently the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Navigant Consulting in March 2012, Ms. Howard served as President beginning in 2006 and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2003. Ms. Howard is a member of the Board of Directors for Kemper Corporation and serves on its Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. She also serves on the Foundation Board for Lurie Children’s Hospital. Ms. Howard is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance. Ms. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. She has also participated in Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and completed the Corporate Governance program at Stanford University. Ms. Howard’s business experience and involvement with strategic and operational programs, development of growth and profitability initiatives and regular interaction with a wide range of corporate constituents contributes unique perspectives and skill sets to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s business and its respective strategic initiatives.
Ms. Wolf has served on our Board since November 2006. Ms. Wolf retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising agency, in April 2005. She had served as Leo Burnett Worldwide’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since January 2001 and as President of Leo Burnett USA from July 1996 to December 2000. From March 1992 to June 1996, she was an Executive Vice President responsible for Business Development at Leo Burnett USA. Ms. Wolf joined the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2005. She is the Chairperson on its Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee and also serves on its Technology and eCommerce Committee. Ms. Wolf joined the Board of Wrapports LLC in 2012. She is a trustee for investment funds advised by the Janus Capital Group Inc. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum, and a director of Lurie Children’s Hospital, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Chicago Community Trust and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Ms. Wolf holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. As a former senior executive of a global advertising agency, Ms. Wolf brings to the Board extensive senior executive and global leadership experience, including business development, operations and strategic planning. Ms. Wolf also strengthens the Board’s global perspective.
what we believe
a singular focus
We put our clients first. When our clients achieve more, so do we.
respect for people and planet
We demand responsible business practices, integrity and accountability.
trust in each other
We multiply impact by collaborating across cultures and capabilities.
a winning culture
We set ambitious goals and commit to growth.
the status quo belongs elsewhere
We start with fresh ideas, practical solutions and a dose of ingenuity.
We make better decisions by asking the right questions, then seeking answers through data and analysis.
connected globally, networked locally
Our combination of on-the-ground expertise, strong supplier relationships and scale of operations in all major worldwide markets sets us apart. This is not a partner-driven global footprint – our global team is comprised of more than 1,700+ InnerWorkings employees, all of whom have many years of experience and deep expertise across our full service portfolio.
award-winning global team
in our words
We began this business in 2002 because we felt there was a better way to handle print and print management. We developed a new, transparent business model that leverages our global network of suppliers and proprietary technology platform to drive data-driven decisions that lower costs, enhance efficiencies, and shorten time to market.