Karyn Schoenbart is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Duo Partners, a New York based
consulting and investment firm.
Karyn was the Chief Executive Officer of The NPD Group, one of the largest global providers of information and advisory services. Under Karyn’s leadership, NPD was proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to work for in New York State and has a reputation as one of the most respected firms in its industry. Karyn played a leading role in the successful August 2022 merger of NPD and IRI, helping to create a leading global technology, analytics and data provider giving a comprehensive, accurate view of consumer behavior, total retail purchasing and consumption trends across a broad range of industries.
Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn wrote Mom.B.A: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next as a practical guide on everything from effective first impressions and workplace politics to relationship development, work/life balance, skill-building, and achieving balance between work and family. The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career.
Karyn has received numerous awards recognizing her outstanding impact as a female business leader including the Accessory Council’s HERO Award, Long Island Brava Award, and the Legacy Award from Women in Consumer Technology. She was also named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market by the CEO Connection four years consecutively and was recently inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame.
Karyn serves on the Board of Directors for the combined NPD/IRI company, Stylitics, Revuze and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as well as a Board Observer for CivicScience. Additionally, Karyn serves on the Advisory Board for The Resolution Project, a non-profit organization that develops socially responsible young leaders.
Karyn is an in-demand, highly sought-after moderator, panelist, and keynote speaker – a platform which allows her to drive one of her life passions, elevating women across all career levels. She also has curated workshops on a variety of subject matters to help employers invest in and grow their employees including developing client relationships, dealing with difficult situations and overcoming the impostor syndrome.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude, Karyn and her husband divide their time between New York and Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys, reading, tennis, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her adult children and grandson.
You can follow Karyn Linked In @Karyn Schoenbart, Twitter @karynschoenbart, Facebook @karynschoenbartauthor and www.karynschoenbart.com.