Robert “Kam” Kamerschen is a consultant, advisor to private equity firms and has been a private investor since 2002. Kam is a Presiding Director of MDC Partners (TSE:MDCA) and is one of the world’s leading experts in direct marketing, having been Chairman, CEO or President of half a dozen companies including Advo, Marketing Corporation of America, Max Factor and RKO Six Flags. Kam has served on 16 public company Boards (with committee chairmanships or lead director roles in most), 17 private company Boards, and five not-for-profit Boards, including three institutions of higher learning.
Previously, until retirement, Kam served as Chairman & CEO of NYSE-listed Advo (acquired by Valassis), a direct mail targeting service company, which he led from 1988. He was previously Chairman of Survey Sampling, was CEO at DIMAC, having earlier served as President & COO at Marketing Corporation of America and CEO at both Max Factor and at RKO/Six Flags Entertainment, where he managed Wesray Capital‘s equity interest in the amusement park and motion picture businesses. He also served in senior level marketing, sales and general management positions at Norton Simon, Revlon, Chanel, Dunkin Donuts and Scott Paper Company.
Other public company Board roles have been R H Donnelley; IMS Health; Linens ‘n Things; Playboy Enterprises; and Radio Shack; Kam received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Miami University (Ohio).