Jim Stengel grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a family of six children. He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1973. He RECEIVED his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 1977. Stengel then spent four years (1977–1981) working for Time Inc. in the Time-Life BOOKS division. In 1983, he completed his M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University (Smeal College of Business).
Procter & Gamble
Stengel joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) in September 1983. While there, he earned increasing responsibility in P&G’s developing markets, cosmetic, food, and baby-care businesses. Prior to his PROMOTION to global marketing officer, Stengel held the following positions at P&G.
The Jim Stengel Company
After Procter & Gamble, Stengel set out on a new mission to help grow BUSINESSES through a focus on higher ideals. He became president and CEO of the Jim Stengel Company, LLC.
The Jim Stengel Company is both a think tank and a consultancy, conducting proprietary research, generating thought leadership, and APPLYING a new ideals-driven framework to drive business growth in today's global economy. The company’s mission is to inspire global business leaders to achieve higher performance by rethinking their ideal and all behaviors emanating from that ideal. Stengel and his team are currently working with clients in tech, fashion, retail, food service, automotive, and wine/spirits.
Jim Stengel is a professional speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau. He has presented at numerous events, including the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and the Association of National Advertisers Conference.
Stengel has focused on giving back by inspiring the next generation of BUSINESS professionals. In June 2009, he was appointed an adjunct professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Jim is on the board of directors for AOL and Motorola Mobility. He also serves as an advisor for MarketShare, and for Myrian Capital. In the past, he was on the board of The Advertising Council, was chairman of the Association of National Advertisers, and was chairman of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.
Honors and Public Recognition
Jim Stengel was recognized in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007 by Advertising Age as the number-one “Power PLAYER” in marketing. In 2005, he was recognized as Grand MARKETER of the Year by Brandweek magazine, the same year P&G was named Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age. In 2011, Jim was named to the first-ever Fortune Executive Dream TEAM.