Stuart Foster

President of Automotive Business

Stuart is accountable for the global vision, strategy, and operating oversight of Hagerty’s automotive business. This includes overall enterprise media strategy, execution of automotive retail storage (Garage + Social), innovative event strategy, oversight of our Enthusiast Commerce Platform, and identification of emerging opportunities through effective innovation and business development.

Stuart has an extensive background leading marketing teams for some of the world’s biggest and most loved brands. As Chief Marketing Officer of Topgolf’s U.S. Venues, Stuart led the overall vision and strategy to grow awareness, drive venue visits and revenue as well as developing engagement and brand loyalty. Experienced at insight-driven marketing for multi-location businesses, Stuart managed a cross functional team with a forward-thinking approach in order to generate growth for all of Topgolf’s existing venues and new concepts. Prior to joining Topgolf, Stuart served as Vice President, Global Brand Marketing at Hilton where he was responsible for global positioning, strategy and marketing efforts for both the luxury and full-service portfolios of Hilton brands including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Conrad and Waldorf Astoria. He also led Hilton’s development and launch of the Canopy, Curio and Tapestry brands. Stuart had an extensive tenure in managing marketing and sales for Moet Hennessy’s portfolio of wines & spirits during which he both lived and worked in the US, Japan and France.

Beginning his career with L’Oréal’s beauty business, Stuart has developed deep insight and understanding of consumers globally, has rich subject matter expertise across various marketing disciplines and has demonstrated leadership and general management expertise including global brand management, sales and business development.

Stuart received his Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.

An avid golfer, tennis player and runner, Stuart enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and his two Labrador Retrievers.