Speaker Biography

Chris Stutzman

Vice President, Principal Analyst

Sessions Featuring This Speaker

    Research Focus

    Chris serves CMO & Marketing Leadership Professionals as well as agency leaders. He is a leading expert on modern brand strategy, digital-era advertising, and the evolving agency landscape.

    Previous Work Experience

    Chris has more than 17 years of experience in management consulting and advertising. He helps marketers navigate emerging media and technology, transform their advertising strategy, and adapt their organizations for the digital age. Clients such as Facebook, L'Oreal, Kraft Foods, HP, and IBM have turned to Chris for his thought leadership. Additionally, he has worked across a broad spectrum of agencies — including holding companies such as Omnicom and WPP, network agencies such as JWT and DDB, and digital agencies such as Digitas, Rosetta, VML, and Blast Radius — to improve their strategic capabilities, competitive positioning, and new business strategies.

    Prior to Forrester, Chris worked in advertising for more than eight years, developing brand strategies and discovering breakthrough consumer insights for clients such as Mars, Michelin, Novartis, and Wachovia. Chris started his career as a management consultant for Accenture, where he developed customer experience and marketing technology strategies for clients such as AT&T and Bell South.

    Chris is a member of The Wharton School's Future of Advertising project. He is also a regular contributor to industry publications and events, including Advertising Age CMO Strategy and the ANA.


    Chris received an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.A. in English from Bucknell University.