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Barry McGeough, President of Ponto Footwear

In this episode of the RETHINK Retail Podcast, guest host Liza Amlani sits down with Barry McGeough, President of Ponto Footwear, live on the show floor at The Lead Innovation Summit 2023.

Barry is a seasoned expert in the field of retail innovation with a remarkable emphasis on digital transformation. Barry’s journey into this thriving industry may have been accidental, but his achievements are nothing short of extraordinary.

Starting as a product person in footwear, he ventured into diverse territories, revolutionizing backpacks, goggles, and other innovative wearable devices.

What sets Barry apart is his holistic approach to innovation, which has yielded incredible results. As a visionary, he spearheaded the creation of an Innovation Division within an $11 billion company, ushering in a new dimension to their business.

Barry has mastered the art of straddling the worlds of tech and retail, skillfully leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance consumer experiences like never before.

Listen now to follow Barry’s inspiring journey from most unexpected beginnings to the top of the retail innovation game.

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Host: Top Retail Influencer Liza Amlani
Produced by Gabriella Bock
Research by: Maggie Schwenn