Ben Stuart has more than 20 years of experience growing businesses within regulated industries and managing complex marketing programs in both B-to-B and B-to-C contexts.
Prior to joining Bank of the West, Ben held CMO roles at Surescripts and Sutherland Global Services. While at American Express, he was Vice President of Advertising and Global Agency Relations. Prior to American Express, he spent 10 years at the Charles Schwab Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President of Brand and Digital Marketing, creating and leading the company-wide "Talk to Chuck" marketing effort. While at Schwab, Mr. Stuart managed a wide range of marketing areas across the company including marketing for Charles Schwab Bank and served on the board of the Charles Schwab Foundation.
Prior to Schwab, he held various positions at leading global advertising agencies. In the U.S., Mr. Stuart managed the Procter & Gamble Vick's franchise at DMB&B New York. While at Ammirati Puris Lintas New York and Chicago he worked on the MasterCard and Compaq Computer brands. Internationally, Mr. Stuart spent five years managing key accounts across Central Europe including Russia, Poland, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak Republics. Mr. Stuart started his advertising career as an Account Manager with BBDO in Prague helping launch the Pepsi brands in former Czechoslovakia.