Interim Executives

Interim CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Services

Our approach to Interim CMO Services


As a CEO, VP of Marketing, or board member, you may be looking to hire an Interim Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Whether you are undergoing a company restructuring or need some guidance to lead the marketing program during a period of rebranding, Chameleon Collective provides Interim CMO leadership to outsource for companies ranging from early-stage startups to companies with revenue in excess of $500MM.

Our interim CMO leadership team has years of proven operating experience in a number of different practice areas.  Once enabled in an organization, we are designed to hit the ground running to drive meaningful results—topline revenues, profitability, marketing investment, ROI analysis, and team and talent assessment.

interim cmo leadership
Our Story

What Does an Interim CMO Do?

You often need a specialist, frequently on an interim basis, to move quickly, make corrections, or transfer knowledge. Sometimes an interim CMO fills a vacant position, but many times they work with your current CMO or marketing team to drive marketing plans and major changes. Or, if you’re needing a change that can’t be done overnight, they help you find the right long-term person to take the reins and can train them in your company’s culture to ensure a seamless process. Whether you need a 3-month or 13-month executive leader, Chameleon Collective can find the right fit for you.

Common situations that benefit from a seasoned and specialized Chief Marketing Consultant are brand relaunch, product relaunch, martech updates, and organizational transitions.

How Our Chief Marketing Consultants Work With You

Our interim CMO Chameleons can be engaged in a number of different ways:  as part of a strategic review of priorities and objectives; to lead the marketing organization due to the turnover of senior executives and also as part of business turnarounds where rapid assessment and prioritization is needed.  Our clients benefit from our years of proven hands-on experience and find that our approach is thoughtful, strategic, and results-driven.

How we can help you


Marketing & Product

Sales & Partnerships

  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • VP/ Director of Sales
  • VP/ Director of Ecommerce
  • VP/ Director of Partnerships
  • Business Development
  • Client Services Director
  • Advisory Services

Executive Operations

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • VP/ Director of Operations
  • Chief of Staff
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Advisory Services
  • Transition Coaching

Data & Technology

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • VP/ Director of Engineering
  • VP/Director of Technology
  • Advisory Services

Recent Interim CMO Leadership clients


Interim Marketing Leadership Experience


  • Retail & E-commerce
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Technology
  • Media & Communications
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • B2B & B2C
  • Private Equity

Interim Marketing Services


  • Strategic planning
  • Digital Strategy
  • Marketing Technology
  • Data and Analytics
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Market Research
  • Lead Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Social Media
  • Team Building
  • Pricing Strategy
  • SEO & SEM

Meet the team


Karen Lithgow
Partner, Brand Strategist & Interim CMO

A global marketing leader and brand strategist that innovates and transforms businesses, teams, and culture for brands such as ADT, Vera Bradley, and Western Union.

Pamela Kruse
Partner, Retail Business Management & Marketing

An experienced e-commerce, marketing and business development leader for brands like Standard Furniture, The Knot, Burberry, Harper’s BAZAAR and Bon-Ton Stores.

Charles Sayers
Brand & Business Strategist

Charlie is a veteran strategist with hands-on expertise in brand definition, competitive analysis, valuation, and business modeling. 25+ years of experience include clients in CPG, retail, healthcare, automotive & financial.

Case Studies

Relevant Experience

The following work represents a cross-section of our relevant experience::
Blue Nile

Blue Nile

Open Project


Open Project
Our Story

We adapt. We scale. We help grow successful businesses.

Find out if Chameleon Collective is the right partner for you.