David J. Katz
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Randa Apparel & Accessories
David J. Katz is EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Randa Apparel & Accessories (RAA). A multi-national fashion and lifestyle product leader for over 100 years, RAA owns Haggar Clothing Co. (the #1 casual and dress pant brand in America), Tribal Sportswear (the best-selling brand in women's specialty stores), and the world's largest men's accessories business operating a portfolio of 25+ brands (including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's, Columbia Sportswear, and Dickies) across all distribution channels.
David's specialty is identifying and applying actionable insights, data, and technology to understand and influence consumer behavior at over 20,000 points of sale and millions of digital touchpoints.
Named a retail industry "Change Agent and Influencer" by Women's Wear Daily, a "Menswear Mover" by MR Magazine, and a "Retail Radical" by the Robin Report, he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and other publications. David has been elected one of LinkedIn's 10 "Top Voices in Retail."
He is a frequent public speaker, the co-author of the best-selling book "Design for Response: Creative Direct Marketing That Works," and has published numerous articles on marketing and consumer behavior.
A graduate of Tufts University, in neuroscience, and the Harvard Business School, David is a student of stimulus and response. The name Pavlov rings a bell.