Marta L. Tellado, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Marta L. Tellado, Ph.D., joined Consumer Reports in the fall of 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Reports, the largest and most-trusted nonprofit consumer organization in the world. She began her career in the consumer movement and has 25 years of experience as a frontlines advocate and leader for social justice. She is the organization’s eighth president since its founding in 1936.

Over its more than 75-year history, Consumer Reports has achieved substantial gains for consumers through its advocacy on health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues at the federal, state and local level. The organization has advanced important policies to cut hospital-acquired infections, prohibit predatory lending practices and combat dangerous toxins in foods. Consumer Reports accepts no advertising, payment or other support from the companies whose products it evaluates. There are more than 8 million subscribers to its flagship Consumer Reports magazine, website, and other information products.

Marta is known as a transformational leader with a talent for innovation, a lifelong commitment to social justice and a distinguished portfolio of accomplishments in mission-driven organizations.

Marta came to Consumer Reports from the Ford Foundation in New York, where she was Vice President for Global Communications and an officer of the board. While there, she led strategic communications and advocacy on a range of social-justice issues in the United States and around the world, including economic fairness, free and fair access to an open Internet, and civil rights.

Born in Cuba and raised in New Jersey, Marta began her career in public policy, advocacy, and social justice working alongside consumer advocates Ralph Nader and Joan Claybrook at Public Citizen. Since then, she has served as Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Group at the Aspen Institute; as Director for National Issues and Outreach for Senator Bill Bradley; and as Vice President of the Partnership for Public Service, where she launched the Best Places to Work in the federal government and the Service to America awards.

Marta holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.

JoAnne Boyd

Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Analysis

JoAnne Boyd has been vice president, Corporate Finance & Business Analysis, since June 2013. She is responsible for expanding business analytics and data-driven decision-making to help in business and budgetary decisions for all of Consumer Reports. In addition, her responsibilities include preparing long-range models to support strategic planning, providing finance and strategic support to the digital and print business units, and tracking and reporting performance results.

JoAnne joined Consumer Reports in 2003 as the director of the newly created Business Planning and Analysis Department with the mandate to bring increased rigor and centralized tracking of Consumer Reports’ performance goals and objectives, providing financial and operational decision-making advice and support and overseeing the business plans for all new products and services.

Before  joining Consumer Reports, JoAnne held various positions at Reader’s Digest in accounting, marketing analysis, and finance. Her last position at Reader’s Digest was director of Finance, Books & Home Entertainment.

JoAnne graduated from Iona College with a B.B.A. in accounting and earned an MBA in finance from Pace University.

Ricardo Castro

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Ricardo Castro joined Consumer Reports in the fall of 2014 as Executive Vice President and also assumed the role of General Counsel in November 2015. As General Counsel, Ricardo will be responsible for managing the legal affairs of the organization working closely with his legal department colleagues and outside counsel as needed. He will also continue to work closely with the Board of Directors in his role as Board Liaison. As EVP, Ricardo will continue to provide executive oversight of human resources and development.
Ricardo is the former Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for the Ford Foundation, with responsibility for the Foundation’s governance, global operations, and investments. Previously, Ricardo was General Counsel for the Open Society Foundations, overseeing all legal matters and advising program leadership and senior management on a wide variety of domestic and international legal issues. He began his tenure there in 1997 as Associate General Counsel, became Deputy General Counsel in 1998, and General Counsel in 2004.
Previously, Ricardo was an associate at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he worked on corporate finance matters in Latin America. For several years, he worked as a legal services lawyer on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Ricardo earned his J.D. from New York University and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Lisa Cribari

Vice President, Human Resources

Lisa Cribari joined Consumer Reports in the fall of 2014 as the Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for leading the company’s human-resources function, including strategic planning, talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and employee engagement.

Lisa is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the philanthropic sector as well as the private sector in the entertainment, media and publishing industries. She has helped transform organizations, drive revenue and profit objectives, and achieve strategic priorities through innovative talent-management strategies to attract, retain, and develop a diverse staff.

Lisa brings to her work an outcomes-based mission orientation and an ability to work strategically while bringing a collaborative approach working alongside colleagues and partners. She is known for her integrity and values-based leadership style.

For the past five years, Lisa had been the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Ford Foundation, where she provided leadership and strategic direction on all aspects of talent and human-resources management while working closely with senior leaders and staff in the New York City headquarters and 10 international offices across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Before joining the Ford Foundation, Lisa spent 20 years at Reader's Digest, where she was Vice President in charge of human resources globally and served on the Executive Committee. She began her career at CBS Inc., where she worked in human resources for more than a decade in various roles.

Lisa earned an MBA in Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in French Literature from the College of New Rochelle.

Heather Dennis

Vice President, Development

Heather Dennis heads up all aspects of Consumer Reports’ direct mail, online, grants/cy pres, planned giving and major donor operations. She has served as the vice president, Development, since 2008 and leads a team that generates over $28 million annually in contributions to support the programs and mission of the organization.

Before joining Consumer Reports, Heather served as vice president for development at Keep America Beautiful, where she secured millions in gifts to set up its first-ever endowment fund beyond the annual drive. She also served as director of development and public relations for the American Red Cross in Greenwich, Conn.; as the chief development officer for the New York State Historical Association, and director of alumni relations and annual giving at Iona College.

Heather is a graduate of Hartwick College, where she earned her B.S. in business management. She currently serves on the Greenwich Academy Alumni Association Board.

Brent Diamond

Vice President, Magazine and Newsletter Products

Brent Diamond oversees Consumer Reports’ print marketing and newsstand operations. Since joining CR in October 2012, he has completed a revamp of the flagship Consumer Reports magazine and an extensive overhaul of the marketing activities designed to create a more consumer friendly environment and enable an open dialogue between the products and their customers.
Brent has an extensive background in consumer-enthusiast media and was previously involved in running many iconic brands such as Powder Magazine, Surfer Magazine, The Sporting News, the Daily Racing Form, and many others. He has worked with well-known media/publishing organizations  including Primedia, Times Mirror, and Beckett Media (the bible of sports trading cards). And he has worked on a gamut of magazine publishing challenges and opportunities, ranging from turnarounds of mature products to launching successful new magazines, and including both print and digital formats.
Brent holds a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.


Jason Fox

Vice President, Digital

Jason Fox joined Consumer Reports in April 2015 as Vice President of Digital. In this role, he oversees all technology operations for CR as its needs continue to escalate at a rapid pace. Jason also serves as the GM for CR’s digital products, including its flagship, and helps forge digital partnerships to expand our reach and bring Consumer Reports to new communities.
Jason brings exceptional experience to his role, having created many award-winning, industry-recognized digital products. Prior to joining Consumer Reports, he was the global head of product for Reuters News Agency, the world's largest multimedia news organization.  At Reuters, he managed the Reuters Pictures and Reuters Archive businesses, launched several innovative products, and introduced an agile process leading to a record number of releases in 2013 and 2014.
Before Reuters, Jason held several senior-level positions at Time Inc. where he helped reinvent leading digital properties including TIME, Fortune, and LIFE, and helped build critical partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and many others.
Jason has also worked for several mission-oriented organizations in his career, including Columbia University, PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Environmental Defense Fund.
In addition, Jason has helped establish several start-ups and advised many.
Jason received an M.A. from Simon Fraser University and a B.A. from McGill University.


Liam McCormack

Vice President, Integrated Content Creation

As vice president of Integrated Content Creation, Liam McCormack is responsible for the strategy, creation, and delivery of digital and print content in Consumer Reports’ five key consumer focus areas: cars, electronics, health and food, home, and appliances and money.

The 200-member team that Liam oversees comprises writers, editors, and market analysts working on those topics, survey experts, food and product safety specialists, and all Consumer Reports product testers who work in Consumer Reports’ more than 50 specialized labs in Yonkers, N.Y., and at Consumer Reports’ 327-acre Auto Test Center in East Haddam Conn., the largest independent car testing center in the world.

Before joining Consumer Reports, Liam spent an 18-year tenure at Which?, the U.K.’s pre-eminent consumer organization, where he was the organization’s head of research responsible for the creation and delivery of content for all digital and print platforms.

Before Which?, Liam served in the U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading, a government department established to improve the welfare of consumers. Liam received his Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Science from the University of East London. He has served on the Management Committee of International Consumer Research and Testing, an organization that creates and supplies comparative product testing information to consumer organizations globally, for 20 years.

Robert McEwen

Vice President, Communications

Robert McEwen joined Consumer Reports in the fall of 2014 as the Vice President of Communications. He is responsible for all external and internal communications functions and serves as a member of the organization’s Executive Leadership Team.

Bob is a veteran communications strategist who has held senior management positions at three of the world’s leading public relations agencies. His expertise encompasses organizational, marketing, and crisis communications including award-winning work for United Airlines on 9-11. He also was an early adopter of social media and digital communications, and is a winner of three Silver Anvils from the Public Relations Society of America.

Early in his career, Bob spent several years as a wire service correspondent and news editor with The Associated Press. More recently, Bob’s consultancy, McEwen & McMahon, was recommended by NetDiligence as one of only four firms in the country to retain for crisis preparedness/management of cyber-security incidents.

Bob is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He played freshman basketball there, and later coached a junior college basketball team for two seasons. Bob also holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Iowa, and spent four years as resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

Eric Wayne

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Wayne has been the chief financial officer for Consumer Reports since June 2013. He is responsible for the oversight of Consumer Reports’ financial affairs, providing insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy. Eric is directly responsible for the financial functions of accounting, business planning and analysis, and treasury, and the procurement and facilities functions.

Previously, Eric was the organization’s senior director, treasurer, responsible for investments, debt, cash management, and risk management. Before joining Consumer Reports in 1996, Eric spent 10 years working at Mutual of America in various positions, including contracts, marketing, and consulting services.

Eric is a graduate of SUNY-Oswego, where he earned a B.S. degree in business administration. He also holds a master’s in business administration from Baruch College.

Leonora Wiener

Vice President, Branding, Product Strategy & Integration

Leonora Wiener joined Consumer Reports in November 2014 as Vice President of Branding, Product Strategy & Integration.

Leonora is a media and communications executive who specializes in managing brand strategy and leading creative teams. Most recently before coming to Consumer Reports, she served as Director of Content Strategy within the Office of Communications at the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy in the world.

Before the Ford Foundation, Leonora was the executive editor of InStyle magazine, leading the development and oversight of its international editions. Leonora also was in charge of the magazine’s domestic operations, overseeing personnel for the 70+ editorial staff.

Leonora has held several other executive- and senior-level posts at Time Inc.,, Scholastic, Inc. and the City of New York. She has lived and worked abroad in Venezuela and Spain as a freelance writer and editor. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Cornell University. Leonora lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.