Kevin  Gass

Kevin Gass

Kevin began his career at Procter & Gamble in marketing, later joining Colgate-Palmolive in progressively senior roles including: integrating the recently acquired Softsoap company, leading the startup and turnaround of subsidiaries in Central Europe as GM, and creating entirely new product categories that grew to over $500 million. He and his teams won P&G and Colgate’s highest awards for brand building, strategy and excellence four times in ten years. Kevin then returned to New York and founded GumRunners, succeeding in the ultra-competitive confectionery arena by targeting unfilled niches. Most recently, he founded Candy Treasure, bringing one of the world's favorite candy concepts, chocolate surprise eggs, to the USA. Kevin also took time to manage digital strategy for political campaigns, including Chris Daggett's independent campaign for governor. He serves on the board of several start-ups and is writing a book on strategy with Tom Zoellner. He is a graduate of Rice University.