Mark Leiter is Vice President of Corporate Strategy for The Boeing Company. In this role, he is responsible for evolving the company’s enterprise strategy, shaping corporate strategy conversations and decisions, and strengthening functional excellence in strategy design and development skills. He leads a team that drives mission-critical strategy initiatives while creating institutional perspectives on broader market demand and market dynamics that can influence the company’s future innovation opportunities and growth trajectory.
Leiter brings 30 years of strategy development experience, with a deep specialization in helping complex, global business-to-business (B2B) enterprises improve their performance. During his career, he has created enduring strategies for top management teams at over 150 organizations, including 40 of the current Fortune 500 corporations. He has shaped strategy development from multiple perspectives as a consultant, operating executive, board member and venture investor.
Leiter worked with Nielsen Holdings for ten years, from 2006 to 2016, initially as a consultant and then as part of the leadership team, serving as a member of the CEO’s executive committee and in multiple leadership roles, ultimately as Nielsen’s Chief Strategy Officer.
As a consultant, Leiter has advised public, private and civic sector organizations while at Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Capgemini Ernst & Young, and through his own firm, Leiter & Company. Notably, he was a member of McKinsey’s marketing practice leadership team and the co-leader for their B2B marketing and branding practices. As a senior partner at Capgemini Ernst & Young, he was on the executive committee overseeing the firm’s worldwide strategy and transformation practice.
Leiter is a Distinguished Strategy Fellow, Global Counsellor, and Global Advisory Council member at The Conference Board. He is a Trustee of The Committee for Economic Development, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of InMoment and The Save the Music Foundation. He is a venture partner at Pereg Ventures, a capital firm that invests in early stage B2B information services businesses.
As the author of Crafting Strategy in an Accelerating World: practical advice from chief strategy officers operating in global, public corporations (World 50; 2018), Leiter’s views on strategy have been featured in numerous publications, including Business Strategy Review, Consultant’s News, Consulting Magazine, Knowledge@Wharton, and The McKinsey Quarterly.
He was a research fellow at Harvard Business School, holds a Master of Arts from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany.