Eric Ashworth

President, Quad Agency Solutions and Executive Vice President, Product & Market Strategy


Eric wears two hats at Quad. As president of Agency Solutions, he leads the company’s comprehensive creative services and marketing products business. Through its wholly owned agency subsidiaries, Quad removes friction from brands’ marketing experience and increases marketing effectiveness.

In his role as executive vice president of Product & Market Strategy, Eric is part of the executive leadership team that defines Quad’s growth, product development, and acquisition strategies.

Before joining Quad in 2015, Eric was president of SGK, Inc., a global brand experience and packaging company and the parent company of Anthem Worldwide, BrandImage and Schawk!. He previously co-founded BlueMint Associates, a strategic marketing services agency acquired by SGK. Eric has also held various senior marketing positions with leading consumer brand companies like Colgate-Palmolive, The Clorox Corp., and Levi Strauss & Co.

Eric is a board member of Uniting Voices Chicago and The BrandLab, a nonprofit organization that works to increase diversity in the marketing industry.

Outside of work Eric enjoys the outdoors. Running, riding, snowboarding and traveling with his family takes him to places far and wide.

A born-and-raised Californian, Eric now lives in Chicago. He and his wife have three young-adult children and two dogs, Milo and Lola.

Eric holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Francisco State.