Advisory Board Member Profile 2018
Chief Global Insights & Analytics Officer & VP
Areas of Expertise
Big Data & Marketing
Michael Schwartz is an accomplished industry executive with a proven record for building and leading Global Insight and Analytic organizations. He has worked with Global Fortune 500 companies and Top 100 Brands, providing insights to inform brand and business growth plans, innovation, and strategic planning.
Michael's latest assignment was as Chief Global Customer Insights & Analytics Officer for Sanofi. He created a Global Center of Excellence with focus on transforming capabilities across Data Management, Advanced Analytics, Customer Insights and Marketing Excellence.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Michael worked at Avon Products as the Senior Vice President for Global Consumer Insights, Marketing Science and Media Planning. He built and led a 70+ person team and was a member of Avon's Executive Committee.
Earlier in his career, Michael spent 18 years at Kraft Foods holding numerous Insight roles, eventually becoming the Global Vice President of Insights & Strategy managing the Worldwide organization. Michael played a critical role in overseeing the Insights and Analytics organization supporting nearly 20 billion-dollar brands. He also played a key role in the transformation of the portfolio including the integration of the acquisition of the Nabisco Corporation.
Michael also held the role of VP Consumer Insights and Analytics at Campbell Soup Company managing the Worldwide enterprise.
Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University. He was on the Board of Directors for the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation. He also held industry board roles including the Advertising Research Foundation.
Michael is married and has two daughters. He and his family reside in New York, splitting time in Rockland County and Manhattan.