Chuck Gitkin is a twenty-five year career marketer, having worked in a number marketing and innovation roles for leading CPG companies. Chuck has a depth of experience in consumer and B-to-B marketing. He is currently SVP, Brands and Marketing for Smithfield Foods, with responsibility for all brands and marketing activity in Smithfield’s domestic Packaged Meats business. The Smithfield brand portfolio includes Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s, Farmland, and Armour, among a number of other leading brands.
Previously, Chuck led Marketing and Innovation for McCain Foods, held a number of marketing and innovation roles at Unilever, including an assignment in the U.K., and began his marketing career at Bristol-Myers Squibb with Clairol. Chuck has also had experience in market research with Philip Morris, and started his career in retailing, completing the Saks Fifth Avenue Executive Training Program. Chuck holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from NYU, The Stern School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from Tulane University.