Oct 3 2020

Brand Marketing Leaders

Career AcceleratoR
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Reboot Your Network


Networking isn't a contest of who has the most 'connections,' it's about building real relationships with our industry's most influential insiders, the kinds of people who can truly transform and take our careers to the next level, The challenge is that networking like this takes time. Until now. Until Futurexecs.

A World-Class Accelerator

for world-class brand marketers

Join An Elite Network

Futurexecs is a one-day, two tracked program for ambitious mid-career and executive-level brand marketers looking to both explore a variety of career pivots and build lasting relationships with industry insiders. Limited capacity ensures maximum interactions.


Get Unvarnished Career Advice

You can’t get real career advice at work or from search firms, so why not go to the source and get it straight? At Futurexecs, recruiters and executives share their expertise to get from mid-career to the top, explore how to break into the PE and startup ecosystems, explore new firms, & even learn how the former CEO of Clorox built his career.


Build Transformative Relationships

There's a big difference between collecting online contacts and expanding your network. At our accelerators, you'll build real relationships with peers and industry insiders whether you're looking for a new role, expanding your client base, or exploring different career paths within your industry.


Accelerate Your Career

Unlike conferences where your interactions end as soon as you walk out the door, each cohort meets for 2 sessions, 6 months apart so you stay connected over time.

The Program


Invite-Only Cohort Kickoff

Upper-level sponsors can network with cohort members at a networking event in the evening prior to the conference.


Private Breakfast & Company Presentation (Invite Only)

Upper-level sponsors can pre-select and invite up to 15 professionals to a private breakfast and company presentation.


Panel A: New Venture Careers

From Fortune 500 incubators to PE-backed ventures to new startups, explore how to take your career in new directions.


Panel B: From Mid-Career to the C-Suite

Brand your company while educating each cohort on topics such as how the search process works, and how to manage your career from the mid-senior stage to the C-suite.


Executive Keynote

Discover how Don Knauss, the former CEO of The Clorox Company, who currently serves on the board of directors for both the Kellogg Company and Target Corporation, managed his career to the C-Suite and beyond.


Networking Brunch

Start building relationships with people who can transform your career, team, and industry during a wonderful brunch overlooking downtown Chicago and the lakefront.



Grab cohort members and have one-on-one meetups with them in the afternoon!

The Keynote

Don will share insights and advice from his beginnings as an ABM at P&G to the C-Suite at Clorox and beyond.

Don Knauss

Former CEO, The Clorox Company

The Partners

Coming Soon

Eligibility Criteria

This program is designed for experienced marketers who have exclusively worked for the top companies and startups in the world. No exceptions. Requirements verified at registration.

Work Experience

Mid-Career Track: Must possess 2-10 years of brand marketing specific experience (Sr. ABM, BM, ADM, etc.)
Executive Track: Must possess 10-20+ years of brand marketing experience (Sr. Director, VP, GM)

Eligible Employer

Must have worked in marketing at a leading company or startup in the Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Pharma/Healthcare or Tech sector


Discretion is a distinguishing feature
  • We host events on Saturday to avoid work conflicts.

  • We mask the profiles, resumes, etc. of anyone works for a partner firm.

  • All name badges feature first names only.

  • Professionals don’t have digital access to each other via our private network.


Pre-Event Digital Via the Execlink™ Private Network
Open-Bar, Opening Session Reception (Fri)
Private Breakfast w/ Partner Firm (Sat)
Fireside Chat & Career Q&A with CEO (Sat)
2.5 Hours Networking Brunch (Sat)
1-on-1 Meetups or Coffee Chats (Sat)



07.01.2020 – 8.31.2020


09.01.2020 – 10.01.2020

Referral Program

We are offering a $1,000 bonus incentive to anyone who connects us with a company that ultimately partners with us.

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Led By Networking Innovators


In 2009, Chris Petersen & Dave Chonowski created one of the world’s most successful talent & tech startups. After leaving their ‘day jobs’ at P&G & Boston Scientific in 2015, they grew that firm until it was acquired in 2018. Now they’re excited to be using their visionary leadership to help a new generation of business leaders.

Travel & Lodging

From complete details regarding pre-event Execlink access to the venue to shipping – you’ll find it here.


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