Michelle Bottomley


​Michelle Bottomley 

Michelle J. Bottomley is the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Staples and is responsible for driving profitable growth through bold and innovative marketing strategies. She has over 25 years of experience growing businesses via brand-building, digital and data-driven targeted marketing in ways that help companies make a positive difference in people's lives. 

Previously, she was Sr. Partner, Chief Marketing Officer at Mercer, responsible for the firm's global marketing and sales strategy and initiatives. Prior to Mercer, she served as Barclaycard's Chief Marketing Officer for the global and US businesses where she and her teams drove topline revenue growth through branding, innovative financial services products, experiences and data-driven marketing. She served on the Barclays Bank of Delaware Board. Before Barclaycard, Michelle led marketing engagements and the NY office at Ogilvy & Mather New York (Co-President, COO). She started her marketing career at Bronner Slosberg Humphrey (Digitas) and Epsilon and has written extensively on the power of customer experiences on driving business value. 

Michelle has served as an adjunct professor of integrated marketing at NYU's graduate school and been recognized by the DM News "Marketing Hall of Femme", NOW NY "Women of Power and Influence", Advertising Women of New York's "Working Mother of the Year" and AdAge's "Women to Watch." Michelle graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Biology and BA in Economics and took courses at Boston University toward a PhD in Economics. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband and their daughters.


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