Chad Engelgau

Global CEO, Acxiom at IPG Mediabrands

Chad Engelgau has returned to Acxiom, named to serve as global CEO of the data, technology and marketing services company, which Interpublic Group (IPG) acquired in late 2018. He succeeds Dennis Self who will stay on as an advisor for a period of transition to ensure continuity before departing for a new venture. Acxiom will continue to report into Arun Kumar, IPG’s chief data and technology officer.

For the past year, Engelgau has been the global chief data strategist at Kinesso, the data intelligence unit that is part of IPG. For the prior 13 years, Engelgau held a range of key leadership roles at Acxiom, ultimately overseeing data and identity product development as well as marketing and strategy for the company. Before joining Acxiom, Engelgau spent nine years at Dell Inc., rising from product engineering manager to corporate strategist for the Texas-based technology company.


  • Global CEO, Acxiom

    Current role