Andy Blenkle is a marketing executive with extensive advertising experience supporting non-profits and federal organizations. At FMG, Andy serves as Vice President, focused on supporting client marketing campaigns and business development and partnership efforts. In his executive-level experience, Andy has served as President of iostudio, a Nashville-based digital marketing firm, and ...
Ben Garthwaite Assumes Chief Executive Officer Position at Fors Marsh Group
On November 6, co-owners of Fors Marsh Group, Sean Marsh, Brian Griepentrog, and Ben Garthwaite formally transitioned the role of Chief Executive Officer to Ben Garthwaite. Dr. Marsh who has served as CEO since founding the company will remain at FMG and will focus on solving some of the biggest challenges facing Army Recruiting, a lifelong passion.
“When I started Fors Marsh Group 17 years ago, I knew the people we hired would be as important as the insights and solutions we delivered,” said Dr. Marsh. “Now, with over 250 employees located in over 15 states, I could not be prouder of the impact we are creating with our 70+ client partners across so many important organizations. Brian and I believe Ben is perfectly positioned to lead Fors Marsh Group to continued success.”
“I am honored to help guide FMG through this next chapter as we expand our commitment to a higher standard of business practices that create a positive impact on our community, employees, clients, and the environment.” said FMG CEO Ben Garthwaite. “It will be a joy to lead the incredible staff at FMG as, together, we carry out our company’s vision and embrace the future. With Brian as Executive Vice President, ensuring the integrity of our work and protecting our unique culture, I am confident this will be a successful transition.”
Over his 10 years at FMG, Ben’s focus has included business growth and diversification as well as cultivating a purpose-driven culture, culminating in achieving B Corp certification in 2017. During this period, annual revenue has grown from $5 million to more than $60 million. Additionally, Ben has led FMG’s financial, legal, governance, and information technology divisions, successfully driving growth while building the infrastructure necessary to support dozens of major national-level client accounts.
“I am optimistic for the future of our company because of the ‘why’ behind our success to date.” said Mr. Garthwaite. “Our meaningful solutions stem from our approach to deliberately bridge science and strategy to create societal change. With our mission-driven approach, I’m confident that we’ll continue to attract dedicated experts to our team that will expand our potential to create impact for our clients and community.”
Fors Marsh Group (FMG) applies science and strategy to create positive behavior change in people and program and policy improvements in large organizations and government. This work is conducted within seven core U.S. markets: health, defense, technology, finance, homeland security, policy, and consumer. As a certified B Corporation, FMG’s business practices create positive impact beyond our client portfolio, extending into the community through pro bono service to nonprofits aligned with FMG’s corporate values.