ThoughtWorks names Julie Woods-Moss global CMO

18 October 2019 2 min. read
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Global software consultancy ThoughtWorks has named Julie Woods-Moss as its global chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for the Chicago-based firm’s global marketing and communications programs, and will be based out of Manchester, UK. 

"I am excited to work alongside an incredible team of passionate technologists and marketers who help clients navigate disruption, build strong foundations, and create impactful digital capabilities. I have always admired the diverse backgrounds and skill-sets of ThoughtWorkers, and together, we have a great opportunity to steer the global conversation and create an equitable and socially inclusive future," Woods-Moss said. "The role of women in STEM has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I am humbled to work alongside my new colleagues who have been a leading voice on the topic for over two decades."

Woods-Moss draws from a deep well of consulting experience. Perhaps most relevantly, she served as CMO and innovation officer at Tata Communications. There, she was responsible for company-wide marketing and communications. She also led the firm’s internal entrepreneurship program, and worked with start-up ecosystems and academia. 

ThoughtWorks names Julie Woods-Moss global CMO

She also previously served as a senior advisor for Big Three strategy firm McKinsey & Company, and held several positions at IBM – director of global sales and distribution for mobile solutions; chief operating officer for emerging markets; and global director of marketing for small and medium enterprise business. 

Additionally, she served as vice president of UPC Broadband, as well as telecommunication group BT’s president of strategy marketing and propositions, CMO, and VP of marketing. Woods-Moss holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Plymouth.

"Over the last 25-plus years, ThoughtWorks has created a dynamic global community of passionate technologists who seek to empower people with new skills, tools, and platforms. Julie joining our team will help us tell our story and mission in new and dynamic ways," Guo Xiao, president and CEO of ThoughtWorks, said. "We are thrilled to have Julie join our global leadership team and provide her unique expertise as we further scale and grow."

ThoughtWorks employs more than 6,000 people and operates out of 43 offices in 14 countries.