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Garrigues, Gretchen 800138Title: Global Chief Marketing Officer
Company: First Data Corporation
Location: New York, NY United States

New York, NY, November 27, 2015, Gretchen Garrigues, Global Chief Marketing Officer of First Data Corporation, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in global marketing.

Two decades ago, Ms. Garrigues began her career with the singular desire to leverage her analytical skills and customer-centric mindset to define strategic direction and commercial actions. Her passion for driving growth eventually led her to develop expertise in a wide variety of areas, including global, product and digital marketing. She is recognized for excellence in execution and financial services, as well as delivering rapid results through promoting product innovation and growth. Yet, she believes her greatest strength to be her ability to set strategic direction, make decisions and inspire teams to deliver results above and beyond expectations.

Curious and always willing to take on new challenges, Ms. Garrigues now serves as the global chief marketing officer of First Data Corporation, a position she has held for one year. In this role, she is tasked with overseeing a team of more than 100 marketing professionals spread across the world while leading the company’s global marketing function. Ms. Garrigues is credited with being a strong leader who has built multiple best-in-class marketing teams. Above all else, she is passionate about building, empowering and promoting the best talent, and enjoys working in fast-paced environments where the ability to drive change and deliver significant impact are the norm.

Ms. Garrigues has received numerous awards and honors throughout the course of her career. Most recently, she was named to Boardroom Insider’s Top 50 Marketers to Watch in 2015 for excellence in driving transformation. She holds an MBA in Marketing, which she received from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. Her additional qualifications include certification in political science, as well as being a Master Black Belt and certified Six Sigma Quality Leader. Outside of her role with First Data Corporation, she serves on the board of directors for the Commercial Finance Association, and is a co-founder of Women in Financial Services. In the coming years, Ms. Garrigues hopes to continue to take on roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, eventually leading to business management roles, such as a profit-and-loss leader.

To learn more about Gretchen Garrigues, please read her Press Release.

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