Executive Vice President
Stephen is a brand consultant & author with 25 years of experience spanning CPG, Foodservice & Entertainment, with executive roles at both Coca-Cola & PepsiCo.
In his current role, Stephen leads the Brand Consulting Division for Sentient Decision Science, where he works with primary research from the Subconscious Research Lab, as well as the broader academic community to apply the latest scientific human understanding to solve marketing problems.
Prior to Sentient, Stephen held various positions over a 20+ year career at both The Coca-Cola Co., and PepsiCo / Frito-Lay, where he led teams of internal strategists & consultants for some of the world’s largest ($1B+) brands, built both portfolio strategy & analytics practices.
While at PepsiCo, Stephen published Brand Humanity: Transforming the Business of Building Brands1, a scientifically-grounded, yet more intrinsically “human” approach to brand development. Brand Humanity was used re-position Doritos & Cheetos, resulting in Grand Ogilvy & Cannes Lion Awards, respectively, and subsequently put into practice as PepsiCo’s global approach to brand positioning.
Stephen spends much of his time lecturing & consulting, and has now trained over 1,000+ CMO’s, Marketing Executives & Brand Managers on the Brand Humanity approach, whose practitioners span numerous Fortune 500 companies & $1B brands such as Susan G. Komen, Disney Princess & Gatorade.
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We tested subconscious perceptions of the Apple Watch against those of traditional watch brands. Che [...]