Caren Fleit
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Caren Fleit

Managing Director,
Global Marketing Officers Practice
New York

Caren Fleit is a Managing Director in Korn Ferry's New York Office. She leads the firm's Global Marketing Officer Practice and is a core member of the Global Consumer/Retail Practice as well as the Digital Practice.

Caren has a track record of partnering with Boards and C-Suite leaders seeking  to drive growth by harnessing the power of digital transformation to become more customer centric. She helps clients bring this strategy to life through talent solutions such as development, retention, culture change, org structure and alignment as well as recruitment.   Search engagements focus on omni-channel B to C and B to B goods and services businesses, and span the C-suite with an emphasis on General Management, Senior Marketing, Commercial, Customer and Digital roles.

Clients include entrepreneurial ventures, both PE backed and family owned, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Fleit has leveraged her international background and has done significant work in the global arena as well  as for US subsidiaries of foreign companies.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Fleit spent 20 years in senior-level management and marketing roles in diverse corporate environments in the US and abroad.  Previously, Ms. Fleit was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Revlon., Before that, she led Marketing for Guerlain, and earlier for Christian Dior,  both subsidiaries of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey.  Her earlier career includes marketing  leadership roles at Nestle.  As a member of highly matrixed senior management teams, Ms. Fleit had significant cross-functional responsibility in areas such as sales and operations and at LVMH, she also was directly responsible for the training, public relations, advertising, direct marketing, consumer relations and regulatory departments.

Ms. Fleit received an MBA from INSEAD in France and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.  Additionally, she is a graduate of Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program. She also speaks fluent French.

She enjoys wilderness hiking and is a passionate supporter of animal welfare organizations, serving on the NY State Council for the Humane Society of the United States and the Board of Directors for Animal Care Centers of NYC and the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.  She is also a cabaret singer; performing at different NYC venues. 

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