Leslie Berland

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Leslie Berland is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Verizon, overseeing all aspects of Verizon's global brand and marketing strategy, including brand identity, marketing activation and creative, marketing effectiveness, consumer insights, media and strategic partnerships. Leslie has over two decades of strategic and creative marketing expertise, transforming world-class brands such as Peloton, Twitter and American Express.

Most recently, Leslie served as Chief Marketing Officer at Peloton, where she led global marketing and communications and launched a new brand identity to grow and galvanize its member community and prospects. 

Previously, she was Chief Marketing Officer at Twitter, where she defined and deepened the company's influence on a global scale. For most of her tenure at Twitter, Leslie served in a dual role as the company's Chief People Officer, driving culture and strategic synergies across  brand, experiences, and development - inside the company and out. 

Prior to Twitter, she was EVP of global advertising, marketing, and digital partnerships at American Express, where she played a critical role in the company’s digital transformation.

Corporate and charitable leadership

Leslie’s leadership and contributions have earned her industry accolades and recognition. She was recognized in 2022 by Forbes as part of its CMO Hall of Fame and previously included in its annual Most Influential CMO ranking. Additionally, she has been honored by Ad Age, Adweek, FastCo  and Business Insider for her impact as a brand builder and visionary. Leslie sits on the advisory Board for the AdCouncil and for LEAP.

 Personal and educational background

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University’s College of Communication.  She lives in Manhattan with her two sons.

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