Parker Gilbert started Brand Building Ventures, LLC in 2004 with the hope of aiding early stage consumer goods companies realize their growth potential. Mr. Gilbert has thirteen years of classic consumer goods marketing experience across a range of product categories. Prior to starting Brand Building Ventures, he was Vice President of Marketing on Banana Boat Suncare at Playtex Products, Inc.
He has extensive experience in brand positioning, strategic planning, sales, operations, promotion, market research, and advertising. Mr. Gilbert has a long history of top and bottom line growth, margin enhancement and managerial success. He has received two sales awards and an Effie award for outstanding advertising. His experience spans OTC health care products, medical devices, frozen food, household cleaners, skin care, and more.
Prior to Playtex, Mr. Gilbert held marketing positions at Pepperidge Farm and Wyeth. He received his MBA in marketing from the Stern School of Business at NYU and an undergraduate degree in history from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Mr. Gilbert is on the Board of Directors of the New York Angels. www.newyorkangels.com and Recognia.