Karyn Schoenbart


Karyn Schoenbart





Karyn Schoenbart is Chief Executive 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. Under Karyn’s leadership, NPD is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State.

Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn is also the best-selling author of Mom.B.A. Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next, a practical guide on everything from effective first impressions and workplace politics to relationship development, skill-building, and priority-setting.  The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career.

Karyn has over 30 years of experience in the market research field, and has led NPD’s strategic expansion with the introduction of analytic solutions and new types of data. Prior to being named CEO, Karyn was President and Chief Operating Officer of NPD. 

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 2017, 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. Karyn is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, notably:

  • Beauty and FN (Footwear News) CEO Summits
  • Fairchild WWD (Women’s Wear Daily)
  • FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of NY)
  • Hewlett Packard Annual Meeting
  • Women in Auto Care Winter Conference, Keynote speaker (2018)
  • Women in Consumer Technology
  • Women of Isenberg, Keynote speaker
  • Women of The Channel East: Leadership Summit (2017)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum (2018)

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude, Karyn and her husband live in Woodbury, NY.  They enjoy the beach and spending time with their adult children. 

You can follow Karyn on Twitter @karynschoenbart, Facebook @karynschoenbartauthor and