Susan Smith Ellis on (RED), combatting AIDS and a $42 million auction

Susan Smith Ellis was the CEO of (RED), a global marketing company whose partnerships help combat the AIDS pandemic in Africa. She helped produce one of the largest grossing contemporary art auction in, which raised more than $42 million for (RED). Prior to joining (RED), Ms. Smith Ellis served as an Officer and Executive Vice President of the Omnicom Group of Companies (, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services corporation. She has extensive marketing and management experience and has lived and worked in London, Paris, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Patricia Corsi on Lifelong Learning and Curiosity

Patricia has over 20 years’ experience in consumer goods, she was previously Heineken’s CMO/SVP in Mexico and is now CMO of Bayer, based in Switzerland. Prior she was Marketing Vice President and board member for Unilever’s UK & Ireland business. During lockdown she is attempting to learn to play the ukulele.

EP22: SAP’s Global CMO: Humor and Purpose Driven-Change

Top marketing strategy and branding expert Alicia Tillman is responsible for the creation and acceleration of SAPs marketing and brand recognition on a global scale. The Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman has continued building the brand around how SAP is helping the world run better and improving people’s lives. 

EP19: Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also acting as producer on many of these records. He later gained fame as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Mojo ranks Cropper as the second-best guitarist ever.