Amy Merkel

VP Marketing and Communications

Amy leads Marketing and Communications for The Fast Forward Group. She is an unwavering champion of the Fast Forward brand and principles, communicating with both graduates and prospective clients about our regimen for High Performance Living. As a passionate promoter of the work she also co-leads Fast Forward engagements ensuring she stays close to the client experience.

Amy is a seasoned leader and facilitator with over 20 years of experience within the Prestige Fragrance and Cosmetic Industry. She held Senior Management roles for top ranking companies such as Chanel, Christian Dior and the Estee Lauder Companies leading Sales Promotions, Client Development, Education and E-commerce. She cites her passion for developing people and helping them achieve greater levels of performance and fulfillment as the secret to her successes.

Prior to Beauty and Fragrances, Amy worked in Apparel for Tommy Hilfiger where she held various roles from Managing Licensing businesses to heading up Store Design and Visuals for North America. She credits Hilfiger for giving her a solid education in the “art and science of successful Branding”.

Amy lives in Sea Cliff New York and enjoys practicing the Fast Forward principles on her husband, two daughters and rambunctious hound dog, Dakota.