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Thom Kozik

Vice President, Loyalty, Global Marketing, Marriott International

 

Thom Kozik leads Marriott’s global Loyalty marketing team, overseeing the Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs.

Thom brings a unique perspective to the position with his diverse and successful background as a digital product developer, venture capitalist, and Internet entrepreneur. Early in his career, Thom led product management for Ashton-Tate and Microsoft where he oversaw product strategy for multimedia technologies. Thom later went on to start two companies, including Nuko Games eventually purchased by Atari where he later became Executive Vice President. While there, Thom built the company’s online and offline gaming division and led successful product launches. As a venture capitalist, Thom purchased and later sold Europe’s leading social gaming company to Yahoo! where he led the Internet giant’s games business unit.

Thom currently serves as a director and advisor for numerous social media startups, is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a sought after speaker at industry conferences and institutions including Harvard Business School.