Jeff Grisamore is the President and CEO of EGR International and BlackLab Media, both New York City-based agencies specializing in engagement and creative services. He is a highly regarded expert on employee and customer-centric engagement strategies and frequently talks to a variety of large audiences as a speaker on the applications of enterprise engagement as a front-line integrated marketing and management discipline.
Grisamore is a nationally recognized industry leader of enterprise engagement strategies for some of America’s leading companies. Throughout his career, Grisamore has directed engagement efforts at a variety of organizations across multiple industries including General Motors Corporation, Time Warner, Texaco, Kohler, Cadillac Motor Division, Volvo Cars of North America, Kubota Tractor and many other corporations both in the U.S. and abroad.
In addition to his personal success, Grisamore’s agencies produce award-winning, transformational solutions that help clients connect to their key constituents including but not limited to their employees, their customers or the channel. Operating at the intersection of marketing, creative and psychology, his companies produce results for a global DOW 150 clientele focused on creating and improving customer relationships. His company was also recently recognized as one of the nation’s ten most influential engagement agencies, receiving the First Award that recognizes outstanding performance in creating engagement strategies, along with Southwest Airlines and Fifth Third Bank.
Grisamore continues to educate others about engagement as a founding trustee of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, that partners with companies such as the Gallup Organization, the Harvard Business Review, the Human Capital Institute, Peppers & Rogers, and 1:1 Magazine. He is also a current member and past Chairman of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board at The University of Iowa and has served on the Board of Directors of the University of Iowa Alumni Association. He currently continues to educate students about the importance of engagement as an adjunct instructor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at The University of Iowa.
Grisamore is an honors graduate of The University of Iowa and resides in the New York City area, but also spends his time in Salida, Colorado and Iowa City, Iowa.