karyn b. schoenbart is...
President and Chief Operating 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 and deliver a winning advantage.
Karyn oversees NPD’s global Commercial Practices, Product, IT and Operations, leading the firm’s strategic expansion with the introduction of analytic solutions that complement its industry leading sales and market share data. She has over 30 years of experience in the market research field, with expertise in identifying and developing new business opportunities and client partnerships.
Karyn received the 2016 Long Island Brava Award, which recognizes high-impact female business leaders, and was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market for 2016 and 2015 by the CEO Connection®. She is also a recipient of the 2017 Legacy Award from Women in Consumer Technology, an organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry.
Karyn currently serves on the ARF Women in Analytics Board 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 and CASRO, the Council of American Survey Research Organizations. She regularly teaches classes in leadership and developing client relationships, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
Karyn graduated from the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude. She is a resident of Woodbury, NY, where she lives with her husband. They enjoy the beach and spending time with their adult children.