corporate governance

corporate governance

Rich Stoddart -
President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stoddart was Global President of Leo Burnett Worldwide and served as the chief executive officer of one of the world's largest and most awarded global advertising agencies.  Before that he ran Leo Burnett North America for 11 years as Chief Executive Officer and President. In these roles, Mr. Stoddart oversaw a period of significant growth as the agency expanded relationships with existing clients, added new clients and top industry talent. He was also responsible for developing and integrating the agency's shopper, digital, and mobile technology capabilities to deliver seamless cross-platform solutions for clients. Mr. Stoddart began his career in 1985 at Leo Burnett and has also served in managerial positions at Fallon, headquartered in Minneapolis, as well as the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Stoddart served as the chairman of the American Advertising Federation from 2013-2015, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hasbro Corporation since 2014

Chip Hodgkins -
Senior Vice President and Interim CFO

Chip 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.

Ron Provenzano -
General Counsel

Ron has served as General Counsel of InnerWorkings since September 2012. From January 2005 to August 2012, Mr. Provenzano served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global print services company. Previously, Mr. Provenzano served in senior legal executive roles for Huron Consulting Group and True North Communications. Before joining True North in 1999, Mr. Provenzano was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, a large global law firm. Mr. Provenzano holds a Juris Doctor from University of Illinois College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alex Castroneves -
President and Managing Director, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC

Alex 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.

Mike Wagner -
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North American Operations

Mike 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.

Rob Burkart -
Chief Information Officer

Rob 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.

Oliver Kimberley -
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Client Solutions

Oliver 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.

Coady Rapp -
Vice President, Global Human Resources

As 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.

Lisa Watkins -
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

As 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.

Peter Q. Thompson -
Senior Advisor

A 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.