Crain’s Chicago Business names Pohlmann to its list of top executive marketers responsible for leading the strategic positioning of some of the most iconic brands in Chicago
CHICAGO – September 29, 2020 – AHEAD, a leading provider of platforms for digital business, today announced that its chief marketing officer, Tom Pohlmann, is included on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 Notable Executives in Marketing list. The annual list recognizes the top Chicago-based executives responsible for implementing programs that drive growth, customer success and brand recognition.
Highly regarded in the professional services and technology advisory sectors as an innovator and thought leader, Pohlmann excels at guiding businesses through transformations in their strategy and go-to-market efforts. Over the past 18 months, he spearheaded AHEAD’s efforts to shift its market positioning toward cloud and professional services, and led the rebranding and communication efforts following AHEAD’s recent M&A activity, including the acquisition of five companies and merger with Data Blue. In parallel, under Pohlmann’s leadership, the marketing function’s influence on brand awareness and prospect engagement has flourished.
“Tom’s an exceptional communicator who can distill complex ideas into simpler, more impactful narratives,” said Daniel Adamany, CEO, AHEAD. “As we enter our next phase of growth and expansion, his guidance will continue to be invaluable. This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to his business acumen and commitment to our company values.”
“I am humbled to be recognized by Crain’s as one of Chicago’s top marketing executives,” said Pohlmann. “Since joining AHEAD three years ago, our company has more than tripled in size, established a national footprint and significantly expanded its offerings – making it an exciting place to work to say the least. I’m especially grateful to work alongside such a dedicated team of professionals who place as much emphasis on culture and values as they do on results.”
A marketing industry veteran, Pohlmann has more than 25 years of experience across technology product and service providers. Prior to AHEAD, Pohlmann headed strategy and brand as managing director at Mu Sigma, a leading global provider of decision science and big data analytics solutions headquartered in Northbrook. Before that, he spent 14 years at Forrester Research, where he ran the technology research and advisory business unit, followed by corporate strategy and marketing.
AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in enterprise cloud infrastructure, intelligent operations, and modern applications, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation. Learn more at www.ahead.com and follow us on Twitter at @ahead.