Chad Engelgau serves as Acxiom’s President and Chief Executive Officer, providing strategic leadership to the organization, which focuses on helping brands better use data, identity and technology solutions to understand people and create growth for their businesses. Chad is also a founding member of Acxiom’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) Council and the executive sponsor for two of Acxiom’s Business Resource Groups, Acxiom Women LEAD and Acxiom Black Employee Network. He also serves on the board of directors for the Ad Council and is a member of the Ad Council Audit Committee.
Previously, Chad served as Global Chief Data Strategist at Kinesso, the marketing intelligence unit of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), Acxiom’s parent company. Chad joined Kinesso after spending 13 years at Acxiom, where he held a variety of key leadership roles, including Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy. Over his tenure he was responsible for leading data and identity product management and strategy as well as product marketing.
Before joining Acxiom, Chad spent nine years at Dell Inc., rising from product engineering manager to corporate strategist for the Texas-based technology company. Prior to his years at Dell, Chad held various product management and technical roles at other enterprise companies.