Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Martin Franklin

Chairman and CEO, Jarden Corp.


Martin Franklin is Chairman and CEO of Jarden Corp., a leading provider of niche consumer products, including outdoor gear and consumer solutions for the home. Its brands include Coleman, Penn, Rawlings, Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Seal-a-Meal, Sunbeam, Bee, Bicycle and First Alert. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has more than 20,000 employees worldwide. Franklin is also a principal and executive officer of a number of private investment entities. He has previously served as chairman of Bollé Inc., Lumen Technologies Inc. and Benson Eyecare Corp. A director of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. and GLG Partners Inc., Franklin is also chairman of Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp.


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