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Chief Executive Officer, The Luxury Council

Christopher Olshan


Chief Executive Officer

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Chris Olshan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Luxury Marketing Council and has been the
Chief Marketing Officer since 2010. He ran new business development and collaborations and
sponsorships for member brands and in 2011 founded the company's millennial division The
Young Luxury Marketers' Council.
Before joining The Council, Chris was a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania. He is a
serial entrepreneur. His first venture at 18 was a luxury cleaning and homecare service company.
From 2002-2008 he specialized in connecting the most-affluent buyers with the most-affluent
owners of the rarest, limited-production, exotic imports:
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes, Bentley and Aston Martin. He
opened automotive dealerships that procured high-ticket vehicle financing and he still hold his
automotive dealer license.

In addition, Chris:

- Created an acceptance of legal street racing and built an organization of more than 500
street-racers on the east coast.

- Built a high-fashion modeling agency that engages intelligent and beautiful models to promote
luxury products and services at exclusive, special events.

- Launched a consulting practice that specialized in helping local businesses start-up, grow and
market their products and services.

He is a sought-after authority on the changing luxury market and customer, latest trends in
technology, strategies and tactics for selling to the ultra-high-net-worth customers, the Millennial
generation and the impact they have on the economy.

He has lectured at NYU Stern Graduate School of Business, LIM, Fordham University, FIT and
Kent State's undergraduate school. He has also keynoted a number of global conferences
including The Luxury Interactive Conference in 2011 and 2012 and The Brand Innovators
Conference in 2013.

Chris splits his time between New York and Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, two
children, and two dogs.
Chris's passions include: photography (landscape, portraiture, fashion and glamour.) His
photography has been showcased in galleries throughout the United States. Chris is an astute
marksman and craftsman. In his free time he enjoys target-shooting, carpentry, automotive
mechanics and landscape design. He also has a passion for travel, reading, fine cuisine, and

As an amateur chef Chris believes: "One stays in much better shape cooking for friends than
eating alone. "