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David Kahan

5 out of 5

CEO of Birkenstocks America; Global Brand Expert

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 David Kahan Biography

David Kahan has a long history in the sporting goods, athletic apparel, and footwear industry, having started in a part-time sales position in Macys while in College.

After graduating, David went through the Macys Executive Training Program and eventually became Macys first ever Athletic Footwear Buyer. He likes to say he “went from working 15 hours a week in the store to 15 hours a DAY.”

He is credited with launching the Macy’s Athletic Club which became the largest department store retailer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories in the US. The success of this concept was featured in numerous magazines including the New York Times.

He was hired by Nike and became one of the youngest Managers in the company and was part of implementing a Strategic Accounts Management process which became the industry standard.

David eventually became Head of Reebok North America, managing a $1.6b business and was part of the leadership team when the company was acquired by the Adidas Group in 2006.

Following this acquisition, David was part of the integration team that helped combine the two organizations, and was given leadership responsibility for the Rockport brand, which introduced him to the “brown shoe” world.

David assumed responsibility in 2013 for the Birkenstock brand in the USA. As David says, “We are the stewards of a brand that is now over 240 years old and dates back to a small village in Germany. In a world where fast fashion has become so widely accepted, we are the polar opposite - we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality, handmade engineering, and the values that are consistent with a fine German manufactured brand. We never compromise our brand values and we believe consumers are drawn to us because they share an emotional connection with our amazing brand and our products which give them healthy benefits.”

David now is the Chief Executive Officer of Birkenstock Americas and is largely credited with helping to engineer the unprecedented breakthrough Birkenstock has experienced over the past eight years. David serves on the boards of the FDRA (the Footwear Distributors and retailers of America), the Two Ten Foundation which is the charitable organization for the footwear industry, and FFaNY, which is the Fashion Footwear organization of New York.

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    Booking fees for David Kahan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Kahan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Kahan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Kahan for your next private or corporate function.
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David Kahan

5 out of 5

CEO of Birkenstocks America; Global Brand Expert

Travels From:
San Rafael, CA, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

David Kahan Biography

David Kahan has a long history in the sporting goods, athletic apparel, and footwear industry, having started in a part-time sales position in Macys while in College.

After graduating, David went through the Macys Executive Training Program and eventually became Macys first ever Athletic Footwear Buyer. He likes to say he “went from working 15 hours a week in the store to 15 hours a DAY.”

He is credited with launching the Macy’s Athletic Club which became the largest department store retailer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories in the US. The success of this concept was featured in numerous magazines including the New York Times.

He was hired by Nike and became one of the youngest Managers in the company and was part of implementing a Strategic Accounts Management process which became the industry standard.

David eventually became Head of Reebok North America, managing a $1.6b business and was part of the leadership team when the company was acquired by the Adidas Group in 2006.

Following this acquisition, David was part of the integration team that helped combine the two organizations, and was given leadership responsibility for the Rockport brand, which introduced him to the “brown shoe” world.

David assumed responsibility in 2013 for the Birkenstock brand in the USA. As David says, “We are the stewards of a brand that is now over 240 years old and dates back to a small village in Germany. In a world where fast fashion has become so widely accepted, we are the polar opposite - we remain steadfast in our commitment to quality, handmade engineering, and the values that are consistent with a fine German manufactured brand. We never compromise our brand values and we believe consumers are drawn to us because they share an emotional connection with our amazing brand and our products which give them healthy benefits.”

David now is the Chief Executive Officer of Birkenstock Americas and is largely credited with helping to engineer the unprecedented breakthrough Birkenstock has experienced over the past eight years. David serves on the boards of the FDRA (the Footwear Distributors and retailers of America), the Two Ten Foundation which is the charitable organization for the footwear industry, and FFaNY, which is the Fashion Footwear organization of New York.

David Kahan Videos

  • David Kahan on why Birkenstock won't sell on Amazon | Code ...
    Sep 10, 2019 ... For us, it went against every mandate we have of good brand management,” Birkenstock US CEO David Kahan said about his...
  • Meet the Marketer: David Kahan, Birkenstock
  • Birkenstock CEO on the sandals' resurgence

FAQs on booking David Kahan

  • How to book David Kahan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Kahan for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Kahan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Kahan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Kahan?

    Booking fees for David Kahan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Kahan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Kahan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Kahan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Kahan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Kahan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Kahan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Kahan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Kahan for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. David Kahan generally travels from San Rafael, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fernando Machado, Josh Linkner, Afdhel Aziz, Bonin Bough and Jen Rubio. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Kahan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Kahan Speaker Videos

  • David Kahan on why Birkenstock won't sell on Amazon | Code ...
    Sep 10, 2019 ... For us, it went against every mandate we have of good brand management,” Birkenstock US CEO David Kahan said about his company's ...
    Meet the Marketer: David Kahan, Birkenstock
  • Birkenstock CEO on the sandals' resurgence

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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