Marta joined CR in the fall of 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer. She is known as a transformational leader with a talent for innovation, a passion for public service, and a distinguished portfolio of accomplishments in mission-driven organizations.
Marta came to CR following 25 years of experience that included executive roles in public service, philanthropy, and nonprofit management, reflecting her strong commitment to making a difference in the lives of people most in need. At the Ford Foundation, 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 issues in the United States and around the world, including economic fairness, free and fair access to an open Internet, and civil rights. She began her career in the consumer movement working alongside Ralph Nader. Her government service was with former US Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey—the state where she was raised following her family’s journey from her birthplace of Havana, Cuba.
Marta attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. She lives in New York City and commutes to Yonkers in a car she bought using our ratings when she joined CR. Her wheels also carry her paddle board and kayak for when she needs some open sky.
An accomplished global communications and marketing executive, Matt joined CR in April 2017 as Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. In this role, Matt leads Consumer Reports' communications department and is responsible for maximizing the communications effectiveness of the organization and providing strategic communications counsel to advance CR’s mission. Matt serves as a key member of the executive leadership team and works closely with the President and CEO and members of the leadership team to align and harness all internal and external communications and events to help fulfill leadership’s vision and drive strategic priorities forward.
Matt brings two decades of extensive experience across corporate and consumer media and industry relations, shareholder and employee communications, and marketing communications with a focus on developing and executing strategies that build brand, reputation, and revenue.
Before joining CR, Matt worked at Monster Worldwide, where as Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Content he oversaw a vast portfolio for the employment site. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications with Nielsen and Vice President of Online Communications with American Express, and he held a number of high-level communications roles with IBM.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Communications in 1996 from American University.
An award-winning, multiplatform content strategist and journalist, Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds joined CR in 2014. As CR's Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Wendy oversees the brand’s editorial strategy and content creation for all print and digital products, including Consumer Reports magazine, websites, social media channels, and video/TV business.
Before joining CR, Wendy held a variety of editorial leadership positions at The Wall Street Journal, including managing editor of its video operations, and editor and writer across WSJ’s platforms. She helped launch several new editorial franchises while at WSJ and also served as an on-air host for the brand both on its own channels and as a regular contributor to CNBC and ABC News.
While at WSJ, Wendy honed her consumer-product chops through the multimedia column “About the House,” which left her equally deft at handling everything from a chain saw to a snow blower and led to the installation of solar hot-water panels on her roof.
Wendy is also author of the critically praised nonfiction book, "Little Chapel on the River: A Pub, a Town and the Search for What Matters Most.” Her volunteer work includes serving as an advisory board member for the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary and for the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media & Journalism, where she earned her B.A.
An experienced finance professional, JoAnne Boyd has been with CR for more than 13 years and has served as the organization’s Vice President, Corporate Finance & Business Analysis since 2013. In her role, JoAnne is responsible for expanding CR’s business analytics and the data-driven decision-making that informs the organization's business and budgetary decisions. She forecasts long-range models to support strategic planning, provides finance and strategic support to CR’s digital and print business units, and benchmarks performance results.
JoAnne previously served as CR’s Director of Business Planning and Analysis, where she was responsible for bringing increased rigor and centralized tracking to the organization’s performance goals and objectives, as well as providing financial and operational decision-making advice and support, and overseeing the business plans for all new products and services.
Before joining CR, JoAnne served as Director of Finance, Books & Home Entertainment at Reader’s Digest.
JoAnne earned her BBA in accounting from Iona College and her MBA in finance from Pace University.
A seasoned philanthropic and private sector leader, Lisa Cribari joined Consumer Reports in 2014 as Vice President, Human Resources. She leads the organization’s talent and human resources strategy to ensure CR has the resources, capabilities, and culture to be a best-in-class social enterprise and deliver on the organization’s promise to consumers. Lisa’s work at CR centers on creating an innovative, adaptable culture powered by a diverse, aligned workforce focused on delivering results for consumers.
Throughout her career, Lisa has helped transform legacy organizations for long-term sustainability through innovative talent strategies. Before joining CR, Lisa served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Ford Foundation during a period of profound change. She is a veteran of the media and publishing industry, having worked for CBS Inc. and Reader’s Digest, where she served in various senior-level roles, including Vice President in charge of human resources globally.
Lisa earned her B.A. in French literature from the College of New Rochelle and her MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
A consumer media, publishing, and marketing expert, Brent Diamond joined CR in 2012. As Vice President, Consumer Data & Marketing Operations, he oversees CR’s data, research, customer service, marketing operations, and newsstand sales.
During his tenure at CR, Brent has led the revamp of Consumer Reports magazine and an extensive overhaul of the marketing activities designed to foster stronger engagement between the organization and its subscribers and new audiences.
Throughout his career, Brent has developed a wealth of experience helping to run many iconic media brands, such as Powder Magazine, Surfer Magazine, The Sporting News, and the Daily Racing Form. He has worked with well-known media/publishing organizations, including Primedia, Times Mirror, and Beckett Media (the bible of sports trading cards). While at the Daily Racing Form and Beckett Media, he transitioned both companies from traditional print media operations into digital properties.
Brent earned his B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University.
An award-winning, industry-recognized digital expert, Jason Fox joined CR in 2015 as Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. In this role, he acts as the General Manager for CR's digital business, including CR.org and also oversees the organization's technology and digital operations, including product management, engineering, strategic partnerships, project management, UX, design, and more.
As a member of CR’s leadership team, Jason is charged with helping the organization transform its iconic media brand and redesign all of its digital properties. His efforts have been integral in forging new strategic partnerships, reaching new audiences, enhancing the user experience, and creating new revenue streams.
Before joining CR, Jason served as the Global Head of Product for Reuters, the world’s largest news agency, where he oversaw a global staff of product managers and technologists responsible for multiplatform B2B media products. In addition, he held several senior-level product and business development positions at Time Inc. While there, he helped reinvent leading digital properties, such as TIME, Fortune, and LIFE, and built critical partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and many others.
He has also worked for several mission-oriented organizations in his career, including Columbia University, PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Environmental Defense Fund. And he has helped establish several start-ups and advised many.
Jason earned his B.A. in political science from McGill University and his M.A. in political science from Simon Fraser University.
A seasoned market research and data analytics leader, Esther Han joined Consumer Reports in January 2018 as Vice President, Chief Intelligence Officer (B2B). Esther analyzes and transforms CR’s data into useful intelligence for consumer good. This work is core to CR’s mission to influence the marketplace in favor of consumers by working with regulators, researchers, service providers, and manufacturers.
Esther brings more than two decades of experience working with companies and brands to develop solutions that leverage data, analytics, technology, and industry insights. Prior to joining CR, Esther held several senior-level positions at NPD, a premier market research and analytic solutions firm. Esther oversaw key portions of the company’s product portfolio and managed various business divisions, including fashion and sports, and entertainment and communications. Esther helped drive growth, create breakthrough products, and execute new market strategies. Earlier in her career, Esther held several high-level positions at Agency.com.
Esther earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Colgate University and her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
A lifetime consumer advocate, Liam McCormack joined CR in 2008. As Vice President, Research, Testing & Insights, he is responsible for all of CR’s unique testing and research that underpins much of CR’s content and policy work, including the highly regarded product and service ratings and reviews.
As a member of the leadership team, Liam oversees CR’s 150-strong team of product test engineers, test technicians, survey researchers, safety experts, and statisticians who ensure that data and rigorous scientific evidence are at the heart of all of CR’s work.
Before joining CR, Liam spent 18 years at Which?, the U.K.’s pre-eminent consumer organization, where he was the head of research responsible for the creation and delivery of content for all digital and print platforms. Prior to Which?, Liam served in the U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading, a government department established to improve the welfare of consumers. He also served for 20 years on the Management Committee of International Consumer Research and Testing, an organization that creates comparative testing information for global consumer organizations.
Liam earned his B.S. in biophysical science from the University of East London in the U.K.
A high-impact business leader with a proven track record, Betsy Parker joined Consumer Reports in May 2017 as Vice President, Business Strategy & Planning. In this role, Betsy oversees the team that ensures CR’s financial sustainability by forecasting marketplace dynamics, optimizing the enterprise portfolio, and developing new business models and revenue streams that meet consumer needs in service of CR’s mission.
Betsy has almost 20 years of experience successfully developing new businesses, forging strategic partnerships, and equipping consumer brands for success in a competitive digital world. Before joining CR, she helped lead strategic planning, innovation, market intelligence, corporate acquisitions, and other critical initiatives for Weight Watchers, where she served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development. Prior to that, at the management consulting firm Monitor Group, Betsy advised senior executives of major consumer brands on a range of issues, such as portfolio and risk management, organizational capability building, and corporate turnaround. She started her career with mission-based work at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Betsy earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
One of the most knowledgeable and well-respected consumer champions in the country, Jessica Rich joined CR in May 2017 as Vice President, Policy & Mobilization. In this role, Jessica leads the organization’s policy and mobilization efforts to address the most urgent threats and pain points that consumers face today, including data privacy and security, healthcare costs, food safety, corporate accountability, and fairness and transparency in financial services.
Jessica brings more than 25 years of experience with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. From June 2013 to February 2017, she served as the Bureau’s director, overseeing Commission attorneys, investigators, and other staff working to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair practices. During that time, her team initiated more than 400 law enforcement actions aimed at putting a stop to privacy invasions and fraud, resulting in billions of dollars recovered for harmed consumers. Jessica also led the establishment of a new Office of Technology Research and Investigations to improve the agency’s ability to serve consumers around issues including the Internet of Things and mobile apps. Earlier in her career, Jessica was the long-time manager of the FTC’s growing privacy program, and she is widely credited with building the program from a small team to the signature program that it is today. Prior to joining the FTC, she was a lawyer in private practice in New York City.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and her J.D. from New York University Law School.
An award-winning expert in omni-channel marketing, consumer insights, and digital platforms, Kimberly Stehle joined CR in 2016 as Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Kim leads the organization’s marketing strategy with a focus on creative and innovative brand positioning that seeks to give voice and choice to consumers. She oversees CR’s relationships with consumers across all channels and touchpoints, including digital, print, customer care, and research, along with her responsibility for revenue associated with membership, fundraising, subscription, and newsstand sales.
Before joining Consumer Reports, Kim served as the Vice President of Digital Marketing for the J.Crew Group LLC., where she was responsible for global digital marketing strategy, P&L, e-commerce, and mobile, social, and local campaigns. At J.Crew, Kim developed the organization’s first digital personalization strategy and launched an innovative audience segmentation approach that resulted in significant increases in customer engagement and sales. Prior to that, Kim was Vice President, Consumer Marketing at Time Inc., with tenure on the company’s premier media brands, including People, Real Simple, and Fortune.
Kim earned her B.A. in marketing and marketing management from Binghamton University and her MBA from Columbia University.
A distinguished fundraising professional with more than 20 years of experience, Shar Taylor joined CR in 2016 as Vice President, Development. Shar is charged with expanding CR’s development efforts to build the critical resources it needs to work alongside consumers for a fairer, safer, and healthier world.
Shar has a successful track record helping high-impact organizations foster strategic relationships with the national philanthropic community and creating charitable growth programs that extend the reach and relevancy of mission-driven organizations.
Before joining CR, Shar served as Senior Director, Principal & Major Gifts, Philanthropic Partnerships at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She was responsible for working with individual donors, raising Pew’s profile in the philanthropic community, and contributing to the overall strategic direction of the nonprofit’s fundraising strategy. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Development at the National Building Museum and held fundraising positions at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and at WETA, a public radio and television station in Arlington, Va.
Shar earned her B.A. in drama from the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. and is Trustee Emeritus of The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts in Washington, D.C.
Eric Wayne has been an integral part of CR’s success for more than 20 years and has served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since 2013. He leads the oversight of CR’s financial affairs, providing insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy. Eric is directly responsible for the organization's financial functions, including accounting, business planning and analysis, treasury, and the oversight of CR’s national headquarters in Yonkers, N.Y.
In his role as CFO, Eric has primary responsibility for developing CR’s long-term financial vision and operating plan, and he drives the exploration and development of new business models. He is also responsible for developing CR’s budgets, financial reports, and analysis of financial trends in order to assist the organization’s leadership team with developing solutions to business challenges and to drive resource allocation decisions.
Prior to becoming CFO, Eric served the organization as Senior Director, Treasurer. In that role, he was responsible for investments, debt, cash management, and risk management for the entire organization.
Before joining CR, Eric held various positions for a decade at Mutual of America, including contracts, marketing, and consulting services, serving as an employee benefits consultant to not-for-profit organizations.
Eric earned his B.S. in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego and his MBA from Baruch College.
An accomplished brand, content, and organizational strategist, Leonora Wiener joined CR in 2014 to help lead a transformation strategy that will enable the organization to grow its community of members and lift their voices to shape the 21st-century marketplace in favor of consumers. Under Leonora’s leadership, CR has begun to reintroduce itself to both long-time loyalists and new audiences, overhaul its digital presence, refine its testing and research, and deliver more relevant content, products, and services to better meet consumers’ needs.
Before joining CR, Leonora most recently served as Director of Content Strategy within the Office of Communications at the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy in the world. Prior to working at the Ford Foundation, Leonora was the executive editor of InStyle magazine and held several other executive and senior-level posts at Time Inc., bigchalk.com, Scholastic, Inc., and the City of New York. Leonora has volunteered and served on the board of many nonprofit organizations, reflecting a lifelong commitment to public service and civic engagement. She has also lived and worked abroad in Venezuela and Spain as a freelance writer and editor.
Leonora earned her B.A. in history from Cornell University.
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