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Christine DeYoung

Christine’s extensive operating and marketing leadership experiences in both public and private equity owned businesses provides unparalleled insight and perspective for her clients. Read more >

Christine’s extensive operating and marketing leadership experiences in both public and private equity owned businesses provides unparalleled insight and perspective for her clients.

Prior to joining DHR, Christine worked in brand and general management for Procter & Gamble in both North and Latin America, senior marketing roles with a large consumer focused Private Equity firm and its portfolio companies, and leadership in a growth strategy consulting firm that served both Private Equity and Fortune 500 clients. She also has developed expertise working with closely held families as they think about asset allocation, new investing platforms, direct investing and providing advice to multi-generational families and their operating entities.

With her breadth of hands-on experience, Christine is a trusted advisor to growth-oriented, consumer facing clients in public, private, and Private Equity owned businesses, focusing on Sales, Marketing, Innovation, and Strategy. Christine leverages her operating experience to assess talent and create uniquely successful search partnerships. She leads assignments across CEO, CMO, COO, and CFO roles as well as divisional presidents, general managers, and heads of marketing, sales, and other commercial roles.

Christine earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University. She is actively involved in leadership roles with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, career counseling for young adults and has held advisory roles for the Clean Energy Trust, Arzu (relief for Afghan women) and Rainbo Sports.  < Read less



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January 2019 | Forbes

Study Results: The Top Companies That Prepare Marketers To Become CEOs

Which firms have reputations for developing superior C-level marketing leaders? And which firms provide the best training that enables marketers to become CEOs? These are two common questions I get from marketers, executives, and students. More >

September 2017 | Hunt Scanlon Media

DHR Places Chief Marketing Officer at IHOP

Today’s marketing leaders work with CEOs to accelerate the organization and drive transformation, making the role more critical than ever. Here’s the latest top marketing leader to be placed. Let’s take a look inside the search and the growing need for CMOs. More >

September 2016 | Hunt Scanlon Media

As CMO Post Evolve, Role of Recruiters Seen As Pivotal

As companies become more global and complex, marketing — and the chief marketing officer (CMO) position in particular — has taken on an increasingly crucial and strategic role in moving businesses forward. Executive recruiters, for their part, are stepping up, landing senior marketing and brand management leaders with an eye on both the top and bottom corporate line. More >

September 2016 | Forbes

Study Results: The top ranked companies for MBA marketing students

MBA marketing students agonize over the “right” school to attend. While the choice of which MBA program to attend matters, just as much attention should be given to the first post-graduation job; it sets MBA graduates on a path that can impact their learning and growth, their potential, the number of options they have later in their careers, and ultimately their career satisfaction. More >

August 2016 | Forbes

My best companies for developing C-level marketing leaders in 2016

Managing Partner Christine DeYoung teamed up with author Kim Whitler to survey experienced executive recruiters about the best companies for developing C-level marketing talent. More >

February 2016 | Hunt Scanlon Media

DHR Lands CEO for Turtle Wax

DHR International consultants Carlos Cata and Christine DeYoung successfully completed the search for the new Turtle Wax CEO, Gary Walrath. More >

May 2015 | Forbes

Why Handing Marketing To The CFO May Be A Mistake For Twitter (And For Shareholders)

How often does a company turn over the finance department to a CMO? Or give marketing to the CFO? It’s so rare that when it occurs, it deserves investigation, understanding, and prognostication. More >

December 2014 | Forbes

Five Tips for Marketers in 2015

To come up with advice for marketers as we move from 2014 to 2015, I turned to an executive recruiter, a couple of CEOs, The CMO Council, a political campaign insider, and a leadership expert. Below is their perspective on how to make the most of the new year! More >