Speaker Profile

Doug Zarkin
Vice President and CMO /Pearle Vision

Recognized as a global strategic retail and brand marketing expert, Doug Zarkin has led the transformation of Pearle Vision’s global strategic marketing, e-commerce, visual merchandising, product promotion and store design functions. His work is currently the subject of a Harvard Business case study on brand rejuvenation. Mr. Zarkin has earned an impressive array of honors for his marketing and brand-building work, including the Silver Clio Award, El Sol Award, Effie Award for Health Care Services Marketing (twice), WWD’s Best Executed Launch Strategy Award, the American Legacy’s Silver Halo Award for cause-related marketing and the Bulldog Drummond Social Media Award for Best Social Media Platform. He’s also been named “Marketer of the Next Generation” by Brandweek and “One of the 15 to Watch” by The Young Marketing Newsletter. Doug’s public presence includes appearances on all of the major broadcast networks; in Forbes, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post; and as a guest lecturer at many top universities, such as Harvard, NYU, Duke, Xavier, Miami of Ohio and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.