Thomas Ranese – Marketing Executive at Chobani
Thomas Ranese is a marketing executive working for Uber. After 10 years with Google where he oversaw product and business marketing efforts, Thomas will now oversee Uber’s brand, creative, research, and regional marketing departments.
He served as the first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of New York State and spearheaded its iconic I Love NY campaign. Additionally, he held leadership positions within Abbott.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Ranese was born and raised in New York City. After attending Edward R. Murrow High School he attended Stanford University for his Bachelors degree in political science before earning a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Ranese spent 13 years at Abbott where he oversaw marketing for medical device company Lingo, evolving it into an integrated global function. Additionally, Ranese spent 10 years at Google where he founded and led the launch of Pixel and Store products as well as revitalizing I Love New York campaign to drive economic development upstate.
Ranese’s role at Chobani involves overseeing its transformation and expansion. He reports directly to President and COO Kevin Burns while working closely with founder Hamdi Ulukaya.
Thomas Ranese is a tech and marketing executive with 25 years of experience spanning both the public and private sectors. He currently works at Google, previously held leadership roles with New York state governments responsible for economic development efforts as well as being one of Google’s founding members of their brand studio and spearheading global hardware marketing efforts such as Pixel launch and Nest rebrand.
Ranese began his tenure at Chobani on August 14 and will work closely with founder Hamdi Ulukaya and president and chief operating officer Kevin Burns, as well as oversee brand, product and Uber Eats marketing teams.
His hiring comes just weeks after Uber cut almost 400 marketing staffers in an unprecedented move that CEO Dara Khosrowshahi described as a “bloodbath.” In order to improve results,
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Ranese was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Chobani on August 14, reporting to President and CEO Kevin Burns as well as founder Hamdi Ulukaya.
Abbott previously relied on him as an interim CMO for their bio-wearables and health tech product Lingo. At Google he served for 10 years – most recently as Vice President of Global Hardware Marketing – while as first CMO of New York State he revived their iconic “I Love NY Campaign to drive economic development.
Uber appointed him to lead its global brand, creative, research, and regional marketing teams. He reports to Senior VP Marketing & Public Affairs Jill Hazelbaker.
Thomas Ranese is an outstanding leader who is revered by all. As head of Marketing department, his employees feel fully invested in company goals while enjoying work/life balance.
Before joining Uber, Ranese spent over ten years at Google in various marketing leadership positions including founding their brand studio and leading its launch as well as leading Alphabet’s rebrand. He also held positions at McKinsey & Interbrand.
He hails from Brooklyn, New York, but currently resides in California with his wife and daughter. Together they enjoy traveling and cooking – they consider themselves avid foodies! Plus they share an appreciation of music, the arts, as well as supporting local causes.
Thomas Ranese boasts an estimated net worth of $5 Million. His fortune was built largely through working at Uber as global marketing executive as well as Google and various branding agencies.
Ranese recently joined Chobani as its Chief Marketing Officer. He’ll work closely with founder Hamdi Ulukaya. Previously he held marketing leadership roles at Abbott and Google where he helped launch Pixel devices as well as rebrand Alphabet’s hardware division.
At Google, he led the marketing of its hardware products as well as overseeing the global merchandising program launched by Uber. Following Dara Khosrowshahi’s consolidation of Uber’s marketing, communications, and policy teams under Jill Hazelbaker as CEO, Hazelbaker’s hiring is part of this plan to streamline operations at the company.