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Josh Dean

Highly creative marketer with over 15 years experience across global CPG to fast-pace, high growth direct-to-consumer start-ups in multiple categories. I love talking about brands, mentoring, meeting new people and always welcome an interesting conversation.

About Me

Josh is a mission-driven, highly-creative brand builder and marketer with 18 years’ experience across >$1bn global brands and high growth start-ups. Named 40 Under 40 by Ad Age in 2017 and Forbes CMO Next in 2019, Josh combines entrepreneurial thinking with the rigor and deep knowledge gained from working on iconic brands. An inspiring and empathetic leader, Josh is passionate about building diverse, collaborative, and highly-motivated teams. He’s known for brave creative work, disrupting sleepy categories, and bringing purpose and humanity​ to brands to deliver transformational growth.


Chief Marketing Officer at S'well

Mar 2019 — Apr 2020

New York City, NY

Chief Marketing Officer at Tommy John

Dec 2014 — Aug 2018

New York City, NY

VP Brand Communications at Chobani

Sep 2013 — Dec 2014

New York City, NY

Brand Director, Axe and Male Grooming at Unilever

Jun 2011 — Sep 2013

New York City, NY

Senior Global Brand Manager, Axe/Lynx Showergel at Unilever

Jul 2009 — Jun 2011

Global Brand Manager, Axe at Unilever

Mar 2005 — Jun 2009

London, UK

Marketing Graduate Trainee Program at Unilever

Sep 2003 — Mar 2005

London, UK

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