“Marketing is not a department or a campaign. It is a leadership mindset and set of disciplines that translate deep market and customer understanding into compelling customer experiences and superior business results.”



Mike Butler is an award winning Chief Marketing Officer and senior business executive, with experience working in the US and Europe. Mike is a change agent, with an outstanding track-record of delivering growth and driving innovation at companies including: T-Mobile USA, Capital One Financial Corporation, the Kellogg Company, and HomeAway Inc.


  • Business and marketing strategy
  • Brand development and differentiation
  • Breakthrough marketing campaign development
  • Disruptive new product and service innovation


  • Telecomm
  • Financial Services
  • Packaged Goods

25 years operating experience  •  9  years leading CMO Consulting Group

Operator Spotlight

Capital One: As head of brand development at Capital One 1999-2003, Mike Butler worked with top management to build Capital One’s challenger brand strategy. He developed and launched from-scratch Capital One’s award winning “What’s in Your Wallet” campaign, generating a 215% ROI in year 1, and drove development of disruptive “No Hassle” financial services across lending and banking businesses.

As CMO at T-Mobile USA 2004-2007, Mike developed and implemented all marketing strategies for a $15 billion US Wireless business. During this period, T-Mobile doubled revenues and grew the customer base from 13 million to 25 million. Mike’s team launched the industry beating “myFaves” service, and won numerous accolades for marketing and customer satisfaction, including a Gold EFFIE for advertising effectiveness.

Mike held Senior Operating roles for these brands:

T-Mobile, Capital One, Kellogg’s, Kraft-General Foods, HomeAway Inc.

Consulting Spotlight

Mike worked with a Fortune 500 client, struggling with the effectiveness of over $500 million annual marketing investment to overhaul the entire marketing planning process. He collaborated with the CMO and marketing leadership team to diagnose underlying issues, reengineer tools and processes, and develop and deliver training for 300 team members and agency partners. As a result, the subsequent performance of the marketing team and primary advertising agency improved dramatically.

A few of the brands that Mike has served in a Consulting role:

T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Samsung, Visionworks, Luxottica/LensCrafters, Mission Foods


  • Multiple Effie winner
  • Multiple AMA Award winner


Mike voluteers to teach marketing case studies to business students at the University of Texas and Southwestern University in Texas.

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