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Acosta Appoints Matthesen President And CEO

Steve Matthesen

Last updated on September 6th, 2016 at 09:58 am

Acosta has named Steve Matthesen president and CEO, effective Sept. 6.

Matthesen succeeds current President and CEO Robert Hill, who will become vice chair of the board of directors, also effective Sept. 6, and will continue to work with Acosta’s clients and customers in this new role.

Hill has been with the company and industry for more than 30 years, serving in a number of capacities at Acosta, a Jacksonville, Florida-based full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, since 1994.

“In a world where data is directly impacting the purchasing decisions of retailers and shoppers more than ever before, Steve brings an analytical perspective that will accelerate Acosta’s strategies and enhance the value Acosta provides to our clients and customers,” Hill says. “I look forward to continuing my commitment to these relationships in a new capacity as vice chair of the board, and I am pleased to welcome Steve to the Acosta team.”

Matthesen, with more than 20 years of experience in consumer data, analytics, business strategy and operations, joins Acosta from The Nielsen Co., where he most recently served as president of global retail, responsible for leading Nielsen’s retailer relationships in more than 100 countries around the world.

“It’s a privilege to be selected to serve as Acosta’s next president and CEO,” Matthesen said. “With a rich history of almost 90 years of excellence—and the vast opportunities for continued growth and partnerships—I am excited to join this talented team, and I look forward to bringing my leadership in consumer behavior and trends to Acosta’s growing portfolio of clients and customers.”

Prior to joining Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, Matthesen was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group, where he collaborated with CPG companies to develop and execute growth strategies. He also served in the U.S. Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Center.

Matthesen has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of science from Duke University.

Acosta provides a range of outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising services throughout the U.S. and Canada and has been around for nearly 90 years.


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