Drew Neisser
Founder & CEO

Drew Neisser

Drew Neisser is the founder & CEO of Renegade, the savvy B2B marketing agency that’s been helping CMOs cut through since 1996. In 2020, Drew also started CMO Huddles, a peer-to-peer advisory service for elite B2B marketers.

Drew and the Renegade team have won just about every award imaginable for creativity and marketing effectiveness. Among Drew’s credits, naming the Toughbook for Panasonic which he and Renegade helped grow to over a ½ billion in sales, naming and launching Case Makes, an “amazing” division of Case Paper, another award-winning Renegade client and conceiving the HSBC BankCab, one of the most lauded and enduring guerrilla marketing programs of this century.

In the last 2 years, Drew has also helped reposition and/or rebrand Case Paper, Cofense, Naylor, Riskified, Workforce Software and Utak while advising the CMOs of Appian, BillGO, SirionLabs, Versant Health and White Ops.

Uniquely wired as both strategist and writer, Drew has helped dozens of CMOs unleash their inner renegade and told the stories of over 400 marketers via the #2 podcast for CMOs called Renegade Thinkers Unite, a live-streaming show on LinkedIn called Renegade Thinkers Live, his CMO Spotlight column for AdAge, and his 1st book The CMO’s Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing. His 2nd book, Renegade Marketing: The 12-Step Playbook for B2B Innovators will be finished in 2021.

Considered among the top B2B influencers by Adobe/Marketo, Gartner, IBM and Pega Systems, Drew has been a featured marketing expert on ABC News, CNBC, CBS Radio and Tony Robbins’ podcast among many others. A frequent keynote speaker and moderator at industry conferences, Drew is deeply passionate about the role marketing can play to make our lives a bit better if not save the planet.

Diapered at Wells Rich Greene, trained at JWT and retrained at Chiat/Day, Drew officially founded Renegade in 1996. He earned a BA in history from Duke University, lives in Manhattan with his wife and is the proud parent of two delightful kids and a French bulldog named Louie. He currently sits on the boards of the Urban Green Council and the Duke Alumni Association. An avid Ben Franklin fan, Drew’s favorite aphorism remains, “Well done is better than well said.”