Chris Salgardo

Board Member

Chris Salgardo is an entrepreneur, men’s lifestyle expert, philanthropist, and author. As the former president of Kiehl’s Since 1851 and author of MANMADE: The Essential Skincare and Grooming Reference for Every Man, he became known as the face of men’s skincare and grooming and in 2011 received the Brand Genius Award from ADWEEK. Chris is the founder of Lightning Bolt Industry, the parent company of The Majestic Man and ATWATER, the pioneering new men’s skincare company dedicated to helping men put their best face forward. Chris has accomplished a great deal in his philanthropic commitments and has been honored by charitable organizations for his philanthropic work around the world, including receiving the RxART Innovation Award at the 2017 RxART PARTY. In 2010, he created LifeRide, a celebrity ride around the U.S. to raise funds and awareness in the fight against AIDS, which raised over $2 million. Furthermore, through his work as a RxART board member, Chris was able to underwrite José Parlá’s restoration of the Incarnation Children’s Center in New York City, the only center of its kind that provided housing and care for children living with HIV. Chris lives in Upstate New York, where he rides his motorcycle and skateboards, is an avid archer, plays pinball, and spoils his two cats, Finn and Bacco.