The Cambridge Group welcomes back Gloria Cox

Oct 1, 2020

The Cambridge Group today announced that Gloria Cox has rejoined the firm as a Senior Partner.

"We're thrilled that Gloria has chosen to return home to The Cambridge Group.  She is one of the pioneers of Demand Strategy and will have an immediate impact in helping our clients build profitable growth strategies," noted Jim Eckels, Managing Partner.

Gloria adds nearly 30 years of consulting experience to the firm’s leadership team. "Gloria played a central role in building the truly distinctive culture of the firm, so we cannot wait to see the impact she will have as a leader and coach, and in bringing a new perspective to our executive team,” added Managing Partner, Chris Fosdick.

Most recently Gloria 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.

"I couldn't be more excited about returning to The Cambridge Group, especially at this time of unprecedented change for consumers and the companies seeking to predict and meet their dynamic demand.  It's been great to see how the firm has continued to evolve and thrive under Jim & Chris' leadership and I look forward to partnering with the leadership team to keep the momentum going", said Gloria.

Prior to joining The Cambridge Group, Gloria was an Engagement Manager and core member of the Consumer Goods Practice at McKinsey & Company. She holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Gloria also received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 2015.

About The Cambridge Group

We are a strategy consulting firm that has helped clients drive profitable growth for over 45 years. Since 1975, we have helped clients develop and execute strategies grounded in an unmatched understanding of consumer demand. Headquartered in Chicago, The Cambridge Group's strategy consultants apply Demand Strategy across global industries, enabling clients to align their infrastructure, businesses, and resources to meet marketplace demand in a way that is meaningfully differentiated from their competitors.


Jim Eckels & Chris Fosdick, [email protected], 312-425-3600