Who We Are


Credentialed Communications Expertise

Brian Hickey is Founder and Managing Partner of CMO Unleashed. He created the firm to address a persistent gap in the marketplace. There's no shortage of marketing consultants, sales gurus and social media savants. And yet, many young and mid-size firms struggle to find a true partner who can provide the big-picture thinking, a smart strategy, then execute the plan. Someone they can work with face-to-face, rely upon, consider their advocate. 


Brian Hickey has spent more than 25 years in journalism, marketing communications and brand development and management. His hands-on client work spans start-ups, midsize and global organizations. He has worked closely with highly-driven individual executives and top fund managers seeking to establish a distinct brand and build business. That's the purpose of CMO Unleashed.


Access to a Team of Experts

At CMO Unleashed, you enjoy access to a diverse portfolio of experts that spans the full spectrum of marketing and creative services. We comprise a distributed team of more than a dozen associates and specialists who together provide a comprehensive range of skills and services. Collectively, we can deliver world-class ideas, programming and results across all areas of the marketing mix, including:  

  • Marketing Research 
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Creative and Design
  • Public Relations
  • Training and coaching
  • Internal Communications

We pride ourselves on building strong, collaborative partnerships with our clients – built on a strong working alliance to develop and execute breathrough ideas and programs that deliver results. We identify with our client’s long-term goals and challenges and bring energy and exhuberance to every engagement. 


The Marketing You Need, When You Need It

CMO Unleashed works so well because it provides exactly what a certain range of clients today need — deep marketing expertise on a highly responsive, cost-effective scale. We assemble flexible, dedicated teams of experts who begin collaborating instantly.


Central to the CMO Unleashed experience is our commitment to quickly identifying key success factors, recognizing the expected challenges working closely with clients to drive real results that build business.