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Christine DeYoung

Christine serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Commercial Growth Practice and as a leader of the Private Equity and Consumer Practice groups. Read more >

Christine serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Commercial Growth Practice and as a leader of the Private Equity and Consumer Practice Groups.

Christine’s extensive marketing and brand management experience within both public and private-equity owned businesses enables her to provide practical insight and perspective for her clients. She is a knowledgeable, engaged and trusted advisor to her clients and consistently brings a contagious passion and energy to assessing talent and creating uniquely consultative, long-term relationships with both candidates and clients. She leads assignments across growth-oriented, C-level roles as well as Presidents, General Managers and leaders of commercial functions (such as Marketing, Ecommerce and Strategy). 

Prior to joining DHR, Christine worked in brand and general management for Procter & Gamble, senior marketing roles within a consumer portfolio of a large, well-known Private Equity firm and leadership role in a growth-oriented strategy consulting firm that served both private equity and Fortune 500 clients.

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



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December 2019 | Forbes

The Marketing Topics That Resonated Most With Readers in 2019

In looking back on 2019, it's interesting to see which subjects were most popular with readers. Of the roughly 60 Forbes posts I published during the year, the five top-performing posts covered varied topics—from Comcast illustrating a key marketing principle to a study on which firms do the best job of preparing marketers to become CEOs. See below an overview (and link) to each of the top five articles. More >

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 >