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Douglas Zarkin

      Professional experience

      Group Vice President of Marketing

      Kellwood Company

      January 2010 - January 2012(2 years)

      Vice President of Marketing – Core Intimate Apparel


      January 2009 - January 2010(a year)



      American University

      January 1993 - July 2013(21 years)


      George Washington University

      January 1988 - January 1992(4 years)


      Douglas Zarkin, vice president and head of marketing for Pearl Vision at Luxottica Retail, realized his passion for business and advertising as a young man. He earned his bachelor of business administration in marketing at The George Washington University. Subsequently, Mr. Zarkin enrolled at American University, where he won a merit award, received a Kogod College of Business Academic Fellowship, and achieved his master of business administration in marketing. Douglas Zarkin began his professional career as an assistant media planner for Lintas in New York City. He also worked for the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi as an assistant account executive before becoming an account executive and account supervisor at Grey Global Group. There, he worked on projects for Konami video games, Mars Incorporated, and Warner Bros. He quickly rose through the ranks to become domestic and international liaison and vice president of business development and client services. In 2002, Douglas Zarkin joined Avon Products, Inc. as director of consumer marketing and creative services. In 2005, he moved on to Limited Brands as vice president of marketing for Victoria’s Secret Pink. He also worked as a consultant with the Gerson Lehrman Group and vice president of marketing for Core Intimate Apparel at Warnaco before being hired by Kellwood Company. In the latter role, Douglas Zarkin oversaw all aspects of marketing and public relations for his clients, which primarily consisted of clothing and accessory designers. In addition to his current role with Luxottica, Douglas Zarkin sits on the board of and gives lectures at New York University’s School of Continuing Education and the Duke School of Business. During his free time, he enjoys running marathons.