Cara Robinson
Vice President, Global Marketing
Clinique

Daytime MBA

Class of 1998

Council Affiliation:

Minority Alumni Advisory Board

Industry:

Consumer Goods

Function:

Marketing

Location:

Greater New York City Area

Bio

Cara Robinson is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. Currently she is the Vice President of Global Marketing, Makeup and Fragrance for Clinique.

Prior to Clinique, Cara held senior-level positions at Johnson & Johnson on Neutrogena, a leading mass beauty brand, and on KORRES, a prestige homeopathic Greek beauty brand. Before Johnson & Johnson, she held positions as Executive Director for Color Cosmetics as well as for Skincare at Avon Products, Inc., the world’s largest beauty direct seller. Cara’s beauty experience is rounded out by several years at L’Oreal, where she was the Assistant Vice President of Marketing for the L'Oreal Paris Haircare division.

Cara also worked for Capital One Financial, where she launched the first "What's in Your Wallet?" campaign, and at Kraft Foods, where she worked on the venerable Maxwell House coffee brand, among others.

Cara holds a BA in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She enjoys training and competing in Olympic distance triathlons as well as century distance bike rides.