Mercer, the world’s leading consultancy for health, wealth and talent performance, announced today that Michelle Bottomley has been named Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Bottomley, a veteran marketing executive, is tasked with further developing and maximizing Mercer’s brand through industry leading value propositions, connecting with key markets in compelling ways. She will report to Julio A. Portalatin, Mercer’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Mercer’s vision of becoming the health, wealth, and talent partner of choice requires us to leverage our thought leadership via data-driven and digital channels, empowering our clients to achieve their objectives for outperformance. Michelle brings a depth of business, marketing, product and communications expertise that will enable Mercer and our clients to take engagement to the next level,” said Julio A. Portalatin.
Prior to joining Mercer, Ms. Bottomley served as President of Zinio, LLC, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand. Previously, she held Chief Marketing Officer positions at both Barclaycard in the US and Global where she championed customer-centric products and communications with a heavy focus on branding and digital engagement. Over the course of Ms. Bottomley’s career, she has held a series of executive level posts, including 10 years at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide where she ascended to Chief Operating Officer of Ogilvy New York.
Michelle Bottomley states, “Mercer’s extensive thought leadership, trusted advice and client-centric culture provides a tremendous platform from which to build. I am thrilled to be part of such a talented organization designed to empower clients with smart and innovative solutions.”
Ms. Bottomley is the recipient of a number of prestigious professional recognitions, including being selected as one of Forbes’ most influential women in 2007.
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights