Karyn Schoenbart

Karyn Schoenbart is Chief Executive Officer of The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services. NPD combines unique data assets and solutions with industry expertise, working with the world’s leading brands to support better business decisions. Under Karyn’s leadership, NPD is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State.

Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn is also the best-selling author of Mom.B.A.: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next. The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career.

Karyn has over 30 years of experience in market research, and has led NPD’s strategic expansion with the introduction of analytic solutions and new types of data.

Karyn currently serves on the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the advisory board of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that develops socially-responsible young leaders. Karyn has also served on the boards of directors of Civic Science, CASRO (Council of American Survey Research Organizations), and ARF Women in Analytics. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, women’s events and universities, teaches classes on leadership and developing client relationships, and was recently inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame.

Karyn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude. You can follow her on Twitter @karynschoenbart, Facebook @karynschoenbartauthor, and www.karynschoenbart.com