Speaker Profile

Thomas Burkhardt
Senior Vice President, Global Licensing and Marketing / Marchon Eyewear

Thomas Burkhardt works with some of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle companies, such as Nike, Columbia, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Lacoste, Chloé, Valentino, and Salvatore Ferragamo, developing their eyewear businesses while managing marketing capabilities, media, creative, PR, and employee communications for Marchon. Previously he worked for Coty in New York City as the global brand leader for Calvin Klein fragrances and color cosmetics. Prior to Coty, he spent 13 years with P&G in Germany, the U.K., and Switzerland. Mr. Burkhardt acts as a global advisory board member for the Wharton Future of Advertising Program and frequently judges advertising awards such as the North American Effie Awards. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Cologne, majoring in product management, purchasing, and organizational theory.