DENVER, CO – February 1, 2016 – MarketPro, a leading digital marketing executive search firm, is pleased to announce that it has successfully partnered with Molson Coors Brewing Company in naming Stephen Surman as the Company’s new VP Digital Lead. Surman will lead Molson Coors’ digital marketing on a global basis and will partner with the Company’s business units to connect global brands like Coors, Miller, Staropramen and Blue Moon with consumers around the globe.
Mr. Surman was previously Head of Global Digital Strategy and Social for Mead Johnson and prior to that VP of Digital Strategy for Anheuser-Busch, making him the ideal candidate to lead Molson Coors into the digital future.
“This is a key strategic hire for Molson Coors,” said Bob Van Rossum, President at MarketPro and manager of the digital executive search team that found and recruited Surman. “Finding the right person to lead them forward on digital is a mission-critical objective that will have a lasting impact on their global growth. Steve is an excellent digital strategist and thought leader, as well as a strong culture fit for the company.”
The move follows the company’s decision last November to acquire full ownership of MillerCoors and the Miller brand family, a move that will nearly double the size of the company. Following the acquisition, Surman will be tasked with the challenge of uniting the company’s digital teams around the world under a cohesive strategy that drives growth across the organization.
“We’re thrilled to have Steve joining us at Molson Coors,” said Torsten Kuenzlen, Global Chief Commercial Officer and hiring manager for Surman’s role. “MarketPro did a great job in bringing us top talent. Steve stood out with his outstanding track record of success, strong understanding of how to use digital to drive real business results, and experience in the brewing industry. He is a great fit for the role and our culture. His experience will be critical to our goal of being at the forefront of digital to better serve our customers around the world.”
MarketPro Inc. is a woman-owned marketing executive search and marketing staffing firm founded in 1996. Headquartered in Atlanta, the nationwide recruitment agency matches high-performing marketers with clients who need their skills and experience to take their business to the next level. Learn more at marketproinc.com.
About Molson Coors
Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon across The Americas, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the US through MillerCoors; across Europe through Molson Coors Europe; and outside these core markets through Molson Coors International. The company is the only alcohol producer currently recognized for world class sustainability performance through the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It was listed on the World Index for the past four years and named global Beverage Sector Leader in 2012 and 2013. Molson Coors is constantly looking for ways to improve its Beer Print. For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company visit the company’s websites, molsoncoors.com or ourbeerprint.com.