InnerWorkings Hires Peter Thompson to Lead Global Sales and Marketing Efforts
CHICAGO — October 4, 2016 — InnerWorkings Inc., the leading global marketing execution firm, announced today that Peter Thompson has joined the company as chief commercial officer. Thompson will lead the global sales and marketing efforts for the company, and will focus on helping InnerWorkings achieve its growth objectives.
Thompson, who was formerly the CEO of Perkins Investment Management, brings a wealth of experience in leading high performing sales teams in a business-to-business growth environment. While at Perkins, 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.
"Peter has a successful track record of collaborating with CEOs and management teams across the Fortune 500 to deliver against ambitious growth targets," says Eric Belcher, CEO of InnerWorkings. "As we continue to develop our company's high-end professional sales growth engine, the addition of Peter to our leadership team is a big step forward."
Thompson also previously served as president and CEO of Chicago Asset Management Company (2007-2009) and executive VP of Ariel Capital Management (1994-2006), where he oversaw Institutional Business Development and Client Service and was a central figure in helping Ariel's asset base grow from $2 billion to more than $21 billion. Thompson currently serves on a variety of boards including the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Providence College, and the WGA/Evans Scholars Foundation.
Commenting on his new position, Thompson, says, "I share Eric's enthusiasm — and vision — for the future of InnerWorkings. The opportunities are very real, and very exciting. I'm looking forward to getting started."
About InnerWorkings Inc.
InnerWorkings Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) is the leading global marketing execution firm serving Fortune 1000 brands across a wide range of industries. As a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution, the Company leverages proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network and deep domain expertise to streamline the production of branded materials and retail experiences across geographies and formats. InnerWorkings is headquartered in Chicago, and employs more than 1,500 individuals to support global clients in the execution of multi-faceted brand campaigns in every major market around the world. Among the many industries InnerWorkings serves are: retail, financial services, hospitality, consumer packaged goods, not-for-profits, healthcare, food and beverage, broadcasting and cable, and transportation.