Peter Close

San Francisco, United States

Peter has spent 25+ years as a trusted strategic partner, developing and executing transformative growth initiatives around the world. With a CPG focus, including OTC Healthcare, Personal Care, Nutrition and Petcare, he has led major brands and brand teams, launched 100+ new products, led 5 brands to global #1, and generated over $3.6B in revenue. As a published author and sought-after strategist, he mentors and coaches global, regional and local teams to improve their commercial performance. Peter is skilled in crafting the conversations and the diagnostic tools to inform complex decisions that unlock sustainable growth today and futureproof hard-won market share. Peter is a dog-lover, a foodie and an avid Francophile.

  • Chief Marketing Officer – PCG Consulting
  • Head, Global Marketing & Innovation – Nestlé
  • VP, Global Marketing – Mars
  • Director, International Marketing – Merck Consumer Care
  • Author – A Fiction of Unity: Why Global Business Strategies Fail