Donovan Neale-May


Neale-May, 67, is the founder and executive director of the CMO Council. He is also the founder and executive director of the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network (, a global community of executive change agents driving business reinvention, IT transformation, and process improvement across the enterprise. Neale-May serves as president and managing partner of GlobalFluency, Inc., the leader in Intelligent Market Engagement™, with 70 offices in over 40 countries, and is the managing partner of The Sable Accelerator LLC (SABLE), an international partnership group of expatriate South Africans dedicated to helping South African entrepreneurs.

A native South African and former professional rugby player in Italy, Neale-May held executive public relations agency positions in London and New York before moving to the Silicon Valley, where he formed Neale-May & Partners, now known as GlobalFluency, after running Ogilvy & Mather's West Coast PR operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles for several years. During his 40 years as an international marketing and brand strategist, Neale-May has consulted with over 300 leading multi-nationals, new venture starts and emerging growth companies. Neale-May is frequently listed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential BtoB Marketers in North America, serves on the board of directors for Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and on the board of governors for Rhodes University in South Africa. He is also an adjunct professor at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Liz Miller


As the Senior Vice President of Marketing with the CMO Council, Miller oversees all business strategy, marketing, research and program operations, as well as serving as the lead analyst for all research initiatives and reports. Along with oversight of event, content and digital teams, Miller can most often be found hosting one of the CMO Council’s many executive Dinner Dialogs or presenting CMO Council research findings at global conferences and thought leadership events.

Miller joined the operating partner of the CMO Council, GlobalFluency, in 2006, leading consumer marketing services engagements. She began her career in sports marketing, with stints in indoor soccer and professional boxing. After a brief engagement with a Marketing and Process Management consultancy, where she crafted lifecycle marketing processes clients making the early switch from salesforce automation to advanced cloud and on-prem CRM tools, Miller turned her focus to the Beauty and Personal Care space.

Bryan Derose


DeRose brings to the CMO Council more than 12 years of direct and channel sales and business development experience in the Technology, Telecom, Professional Services and Manufacturing verticals. As the Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships, DeRose leads global sponsorship and partnership activities including oversight of all academic, media and event partnerships around the world. In his role DeRose works to craft and execute campaigns to drive authority leadership, demand generation and new business opportunities for global enterprises within the CMO Council’s channel of insight, access and influence.

Prior to joining the CMO Council, DeRose served as the Director of Membership Development of the American Electronics Association (AeA), high-tech’s leading trade association, founded by by David Packard and several of HP’s suppliers to help lobby for government contracts. DeRose, a graduate of California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispoalso, also spent time in the technology and start up spaces with brands like Netbuy and Questlink.