EVP / Chief Strategy Officer
Brian Dearth is responsible for providing transformational digital strategies, capabilities benchmarks and roadmaps to enterprise clients across sectors including healthcare, financial services, retail, industrials, etc. Dearth runs the company’s Strategy practice and supervises a global team of digital strategy professionals responsible for defining and delivering Centric Digital’s unique approach to driving and measuring digital transformation.
Before joining Centric Digital, Dearth served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Smile Train, a Forbes Top 200 non-profit, providing funding for free cleft surgery and related care for children through a network of 1,000+ hospitals across 85 countries, leveraging digital to connect and train the next generation of cleft surgeons, spread local program awareness and find patients. Prior to that, Dearth emerged as a digital thought leader in the publishing industry as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Management at Scholastic, Inc. He spent 12 years with the world’s leading consumer analytics and television measurement and monitoring provider before being selected to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Hollywood Stock Exchange, a venture-backed content and commerce company operating a virtual currency and holding four patents.
A graduate of the TEP program at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, he also earned an MA at Georgetown University, as well as a BA from Miami University in Ohio. Dearth lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons, and terrier. Away from the office, he serves as President of the Ridgefield Boys Lacrosse Booster Club.