Gloria Cox is a Senior Partner with The Cambridge Group. Previously she was an Executive Vice President at Nielsen, serving as the US Commercial Leader for their 18 largest global-national clients, including Nestle, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Kimberly-Clark. Gloria joined Nielsen in 2009 through the acquisition of The Cambridge Group, where she was the Managing Director.
During her 20 years at Cambridge she specialized in consumer products and services clients, working with them to develop market driven growth strategies through consumer targeting, brand strategy and positioning, and new product development. She has extensive experience in working with clients to identify current, latent and emerging profitable demand.
Prior to joining The Cambridge Group, Gloria was an Engagement Manager and core member of the Consumer Goods Practice at McKinsey & Company where she addressed strategic and organizational challenges for several consumer goods and services clients. Gloria began her career in market research in the Paper Division of Procter & Gamble. During that time, she was responsible for designing, executing and analyzing custom market research for several key Procter & Gamble brands including Pampers, Luvs, Charmin, Bounty and Puffs.
Gloria graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a dual degree in telecommunications and business. She received her Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 2015.