Speaker Profile

Eric Leininger
Clinical Professor of Executive Education / Kellogg School of Management

Eric Leininger joined the Kellogg School faculty full time in September 2010, coming from McDonald's Corporation, where he was corporate senior vice president since 2004. He has been an affiliated faculty member since 2007. With Professor Gregory Carpenter, Mr. Leininger leads the Kellogg Chief Marketing Officer Program. This by-invitation-only program was the first university-based development experience for newly appointed and rising chief marketing officers. The program has attracted attendees from leading organizations that include Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Exxon-Mobil, Discover, General Motors, Hyatt, IBM, John Deere, Johnson Controls, McDonald’s, Motorola Solutions, Sargento, SAP, SC Johnson and the Cleveland Clinic. Eric’s Master of Business Administration teaching has included global marketing and marketing of new products and services. He is a regular contributor to Kellogg's executive programs. Mr. Leininger also leads custom executive education programs for a diverse group of companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Chevrolet, The Coca-Cola Company and more. A wide range of companies draw on Eric's expertise in building leading-edge consumer insights and marketing capabilities. Recent consulting assignments include AbbVie, Anheuser-Busch InBev, HAVI Global Solutions, Mattel, Starbucks, Ulta Beauty, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. Eric is also a strategic advisor to Sense360, an innovative new analytics firm specializing in restaurants and retail.