Jacksonville, Fla. (October 9, 2020) — Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced the appointment of Jeremy Benedict as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, effective immediately. In this key role, Benedict will help align stakeholders and drive outcomes, revenue and growth for Acosta.
“Jeremy brings to Acosta a blend of advisory and operational leadership, coupled with transformative thinking, a focus on talent and a collaborative approach — positioning him well to make valuable contributions to our people-centric business,” said Brian Wynne, CEO of Acosta. “An expert in talent-led transformation, Jeremy will be focused on creating alignment and engagement across the enterprise, expanding our business model and service offerings through strategic acquisitions, alliances and partnerships, and transforming operations to allow for greater growth.”
Most recently, Benedict spent three years in C-level roles at Access, a global provider of information management services. His tenure included roles as Chief People Officer, Chief People & Strategy Officer, and most recently, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. While at Access, Benedict enabled rapid growth and expanded value to clients by ensuring the company had world-class talent, focused on a winning strategy and was supported by a high-performance culture and effective operating model. He also served in several leadership roles at Bain & Company, where he led change programs to differentiate Bain in the market, maintain high employee advocacy and reinforce a high-performance culture that consistently delivered results for its clients.
Benedict earned a master’s degree in entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in finance from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Acosta is the sales and marketing powerhouse behind most of the trusted brands seen in stores every day. The company provides a range of outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising services throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. For 90 years, Acosta has led the industry in helping consumer packaged goods companies move products off shelves and into shoppers’ baskets.