Kirk Perry, Cincinnati ’90, named president and CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective May 17, 2021 by IRI®, a fast-growing, innovative, global provider of technology, data, and predictive analytics for the consumer, retail, and media sectors.
Mr. Perry joins IRI from Google, where he served as president of global client & agency solutions since 2013. In that role, Mr. Perry drove Google’s global revenue with the world’s largest advertisers and advertising agencies, helped the company’s biggest global partners grow their businesses more effectively and efficiently.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Perry spent more than two decades at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in leadership and marketing roles, including most recently as president of P&G global family care, a multi-billion-dollar global business which included the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands. He also served as vice president of P&G US operations and North America marketing, P&G’s biggest region, with responsibilities that included oversight of the region’s marketing and sales operations organizations.
Mr. Perry serves on the boards of The J.M. Smucker Company and e.l.f. Cosmetics.
“Kirk Perry is an impressive, well-respected leader whose background makes him uniquely suited to understand both the evolving needs of our clients and the power of harnessing data, insights and technology to enable better decision making and superior performance.” said Jeffrey Ansell, Chairman of IRI.
Mr. Perry said, “I am honored to lead IRI and its immensely talented team. Having managed and supported some of the world’s largest consumer brands in both the consumer-packaged goods and technology industries, I have deep appreciation for IRI’s advanced capabilities and its critical role as an insights leader in the industry amidst a dynamic and evolving consumer and marketing landscape. I look forward to building on IRI’s success, market position, and competitive advantages to deepen its connection with clients, ensuring the company becomes an even more valuable partner to companies seeking to drive growth.”
Read more about Perry’s time at the University of Cincinnati in The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta.