corporate governance

corporate governance

Rich Stoddart -
President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stoddart was Global President of Leo Burnett Worldwide and served as the chief executive officer of one of the world's largest and most awarded global advertising agencies.  Before that he ran Leo Burnett North America for 11 years as Chief Executive Officer and President. In these roles, Mr. Stoddart oversaw a period of significant growth as the agency expanded relationships with existing clients, added new clients and top industry talent. He was also responsible for developing and integrating the agency's shopper, digital, and mobile technology capabilities to deliver seamless cross-platform solutions for clients. Mr. Stoddart began his career in 1985 at Leo Burnett and has also served in managerial positions at Fallon, headquartered in Minneapolis, as well as the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Stoddart served as the chairman of the American Advertising Federation from 2013-2015, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hasbro Corporation since 2014

Don  Pearson -
Executive Vice President and CFO

Don is a multi-dimensional CFO with a successful track record of driving shareholder value creation through strategic business development, process improvement, and business transformation within global, growing companies. Prior to joining InnerWorkings in 2019, Don led the finance function at private-equity owned BWAY, a $1.5 billion manufacturer of cans and containers before it was acquired by Stone Canyon Industries. Don was previously the CFO of two public companies, electro-mechanical manufacturer Sparton Corporation and $1 billion global specialty materials company AMCOL International Corporation. At AMCOL, he spent six years leading the finance function before AMCOL was acquired by another public company, Minerals Technologies. Don earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Augustana College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  

Renae Chorzempa -
Chief Human Resources Officer
Renae is a business focused human resources leader, passionate about partnering with the business to build organization and talent capability. Her more than 20 years of experience includes HR leadership roles with Hill-Rom, Unilever, ITW and Kraft Foods. She’s globally experienced, having supported both centralized and decentralized organizations in a variety of industries across many countries. Renae joined InnerWorkings in 2018 and is based out of the Chicago office.
Lesley Leech -
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Growth
Lesley joined InnerWorkings in 2018 from a successful career in the marketing execution & outsourcing industry, most recently with Williams Lea Tag and HH Global. She’s led global teams in building strong client relationships, focused on developing a platform for transformative growth across clients in a variety of industries. Lesley brings a strong growth mind-set, and an ability to champion high-caliber teams to execute highly complex enterprise solutions.
Oliver Kimberley -
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Client Solutions

Oliver has more than 10 years of experience working in marketing execution, managed services, and outsourcing across the globe. Oliver’s focus is to work closely with new and existing clients to design custom solutions to fit their needs using our people, best-in-class processes, and proprietary technology. Oliver oversees the Sourcing, Implementation, Training, and Supplier Relations groups globally that focus on successful transitions and on client growth.

Oliver joined InnerWorkings in September 2011 and is based out of the Chicago office. Oliver received an honors degree from Kings College London.

Oren Azar -
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Oren joined InnerWorkings in 2014, initially serving as our Deputy General Counsel. He has practiced corporate and commercial law in a wide variety of environments for over 25 years, including 12 years practicing law in East Asia and Europe. Before joining InnerWorkings, Oren served in senior legal roles for Walgreen Co. and Joy Global Inc. and practiced corporate law as a partner at the global law firms Shearman & Sterling and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Oren is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mike Wagner -
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North American Operations

Mike manages our business in North America, ensuring that our clients realize the full benefits of the InnerWorkings suite of services. He joined the company in 2005 and has progressed through roles in production, account management, implementation, and operations management, giving him a unique and well-rounded perspective on our business and a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face. He most recently was the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, overseeing a large portion of the North American business. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, Mike spent several years in outsourced print management, focused on retail and quick service restaurant environments. He is a 20-year veteran of the Army Reserves, retiring a First Sergeant, and has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from DePaul University.

Michelle Ward -
Managing Director, Client Operations
Having had over 20 years of experience in outsourced production management and marketing execution, Michelle joins the team as the Managing Director of Client Operations. She is an expert in operations management and client delivery, rolling out large multi-channel enterprise contracts globally. She’s led successful client services teams, developed internal departments and offshore centers as well as created global operational processes to maximize workflow and optimize performance. She’s passionate about developing and coaching global teams, while delivering best-in-class solutions to clients.
Marcos Salla -
Vice President, LATAM
Marcos joined InnerWorkings in 2018, with oversight of the Latin America Region to ensure growth, efficient operations, and outstanding client services. Marcos has comprehensive experience in sales, marketing, and management consulting for major multinational companies, as well as start-up and turn-around environments in Latin America and Europe. He’s led sales effectiveness and operational efficiency strategies, as well as product innovation for companies including P&G, PepsiCo, Roland Berger, and most recently, Nielsen Corporation. Marcos brings a strong global mindset with a hands-on approach to leadership and execution.
Ron Provenzano -
Executive Vice President and Head of Operations Excellence

Ron was appointed Head of Operations Excellence for InnerWorkings in October 2018 with a mandate to accelerate operational improvements across the business. During the prior six years, Ron has served on InnerWorkings’ executive team and worn multiple hats, including General Counsel for the past six years and Chief Human Resources Officer for the past two years.  In all these roles, Ron has partnered with cross-functional teams to plan for and execute key business process and performance improvement initiatives.  Ron’s prior experience includes 14 years serving in senior legal executive roles for B2B services companies in the print, consulting, and advertising industries, where Ron led projects ranging from M&A integrations to outsourcing of non-core functions and processes. Previously, Ron served as a partner at the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis.  Ron holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Juris Doctor from University of Illinois College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.