Jim Marino is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a 1.6 billion dollar plus NYSE global manufacturer and marketer of consumer beauty products with a $3.7 billion market cap at the time of its sale.
In 1997, Mr. Marino joined Alberto-Culver as Vice President of New Business Development. In 2002, he was named to the post of President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide and to President of Consumer Products Worldwide, in 2004. Mr. Marino was appointed CEO of Alberto-Culver Company and elected to the Board of Directors effective 2006 and remained in that position until the company’s sale in 2011.
Alberto-Culver Company manufactured, distributed and marketed leading personal care products including TRESemmé, Nexxus, Alberto V05, St. Ives and Noxzema in the United States and around the world. Several of its household / grocery products such as Mrs. Dash and Static Guard were niche category leaders in the U.S.
Mr. Marino is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a B.S. in Marketing, and an MBA graduate of DePaul University. Jim is also a graduate of Fenwick High School. Prior to Alberto-Culver, he spent most of his career with Helene Curtis in a variety of marketing and management positions last serving as President of the company’s Professional Division and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Marino is a member of the Board of Directors of PVH, one of world’s largest apparel companies listed on the NYSE. He is a member of PVH’s Audit Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Office Depot a leading Office Supply Retailer and Distributor listed on the NASDAQ. At Office Depot, Jim Chairs the Executive Compensation Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee. In addition, Jim has been on the Board of a privately held Beauty Company, Vogue International – marketers of the OGX brand of hair care until its sale in 2016. He has served on the Board of the Executives Club of Chicago (ECOC), and has been a member of the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC). He also serves as a Director of the Off-The-Street Club (Chicago’s oldest Boys & Girls Club) and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Fenwick High School – a college preparatory school in Oak Park, Illinois. He currently serves on the Fenwick foundation Board. Jim has been a member of the Board of Ambassadors for the American Cancer Society and a member of CEO’s against Cancer. Jim is a guest lecturer at Northern Illinois University’s Executive in Residence Program and for Northwestern University’s School of Law. Mr. Marino was elected into the GAMCO Investors Hall of Fame for his exceptional shareholder returns while leading Alberto Culver.
He resides in the Chicago suburbs and in Naples Florida with his wife Maureen. He has three children – Kelly, Dan and Caitlin and three grandchildren – Virginia Grace (Gigi), Vincent and Anna.