Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is one of North America’s leading marketing executives who has helped lead business transformations for major companies in both the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Graham began his career at Procter & Gamble in Canada. He led Coca-Cola’s marketing during the Cola Wars, successfully defeating the Pepsi Challenge. Subsequently, he was recruited to be President of Scali, McCabe, Sloves and helped it earn ‘Agency of the Year’ honors. In the late ’90’s Mr. Graham led AT&T marketing efforts as VP Marketing Worldwide, helping AT&T defeat Sprint & MCI in the long distance wars. This allowed AT&T to take national leadership in the burgeoning wireless market with the innovative AT&T Digital One Rate launch. Mr. Graham helped double the market value of AT&T in a short four years. While at AT&T, he was selected by Advertising Age as the #1 Global Marketer the Power 50. In 2002, Mr. Graham returned to Canada to help reposition a major Canadian bank, CIBC, as Executive Vice President, Retail & Small Business and Chief Marketing Officer. He was then recruited by Ted Rogers to Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading cable, wireless, internet and phone company. As Chief Marketing & Convergence Officer, he helped lead their transformation into a converged communications and wireless oriented company. Mr. Graham joined Maple Leaf Foods, Canada’s leading food company, in 2010 as it’s Chief Marketing Officer. Surely it wasn’t coincidence that in 2011, Maple Leaf Foods was selected as Marketing Magazine’s ‘Marketer of the Year’. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Canada and currently resides in Toronto.