Chief Marketing Officer, Coty
A brand marketer and general manager with 20 years of experience, Kimberly is currently the CMO, N.A. Consumer Beauty Division at Coty which includes Fragrances and many iconic brands such as COVERGIRL, Clairol, Sally Hansen, and Rimmel. Prior to joining Coty, Kimberly worked at The Coca- Cola Company (TCCC) for 16 years in various roles within North America and Global. Her roles included Vice President, Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) where she was responsible for leading marketing, innovation and assessing high growth merger and acquisition opportunities of emerging beverage brands.
Prior to her VEB role, Kimberly led and delivered record growth of the $3.5B Sprite and Flavors portfolio. During her leadership, she relaunched The Coca-Cola Company’s 2nd and 3rd largest global brands, Sprite and Fanta and led the turnaround of other brands such as Seagram’s, Fresca, Mello Yello and Barq’s Root Beer. Kimberly’s sites her strategic leadership, passion for culture, and emerging technology as the cornerstone of her successful career.
Kimberly started her career in Brand Management with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications & Business from Howard University and a MBA from Clark Atlanta University. She has been recognized as one of the Top Marketing Executives to Watch, interviewed by leading industry publications and has spoken on a number of panels on how to expand brands globally and effectively market to youth, millennials and multicultural consumers. She is actively involved in many professional and social organizations and has been nationally recognized for her efforts to address childhood literacy.