Pentair Pool's Jillian Swift Featured on The CMO Network


Screenshot 2024 04 24 At 3 34 40 PmJillian Swift, chief marketing officer with Pentair Pool, was recently featured on The CMO Network, which shares the journeys of big brands' CMOs who made their success in sales and marketing so individuals can study their approaches and equip themselves with knowledge to grow their businesses. 

Swift's Background

With a journalism degree as her foundation, Swift's marketing journey began at Penton Media. She quickly advanced to managerial roles and at her next company, PreGel America, she led marketing programs in North and South America.

She has held roles across all areas of marketing, including on the agency side as well as in-house B2B companies. "She had the privilege to transform the strategy for brand, product, digital, and CX brands such as Frigidaire, Electrolux, Eureka, Sanitaire, and Beam," reads her bio. 

Swift's passion for storytelling led her to Pentair, where she plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's mission to help the world sustainably move, improve and enjoy water. "Her leadership drives Pentair's marketing initiatives, and through her strategic leadership, she ensures alignment with customer needs and collaboration between marketing, sales, and customer service teams."

The Episode

In Swift's episode titled, "Strategic Marketing Leadership for Business Growth" on The CMO Network, listeners discover: 

  • Marketing leadership requires continuous learning, adaptability, and challenging oneself with new experiences in the field.
  • Effective leadership involves fostering authentic relationships through networking and mentorship, both with peers and higher-level executives.
  • Branding in a competitive industry demands clear differentiation and alignment with customer needs.
  • Understanding and addressing customer pain points through data-driven insights is essential for successful marketing campaigns.
  • Leadership is about humility, accepting growth opportunities, and embracing vulnerability to build authentic connections with teams.
  • Collaboration between sales, marketing, and customer service teams is crucial for achieving customer success and driving business growth.
  • Marketing professionals should aim to communicate their brand's story effectively and leverage various channels to engage customers throughout their journey.


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