Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Bendt is the chief marketing officer for Morningstar. Bendt leads Morningstar’s global team of marketers and communicators focused on driving commercial growth, building the Morningstar brand, evolving Morningstar’s marketing technology and digital experience, and innovating on behalf of investors.
Bendt previously served as the vice president of Marketing, Editorial, and Business Intelligence for PitchBook, where he was responsible for the PitchBook brand, building the pipeline to support PitchBook’s growth, and the development of Sales and Customer Success programs that helped teams to be more effective in client sales and retention. His successful integrated marketing and disciplined go-to-market processes helped propel PitchBook to become one of the market’s fastest-growing financial data providers. Prior to that role, Bendt spent 18 years building and growing marketing teams for retail technology companies such as Best Buy and Microsoft, and B2B technology companies including Expedia and Vertafore.
Bendt holds a degree in Business Administration from Marquette University.