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TRI 2022

This list is comprised of retail experts, consultants, analysts, academics, journalists, and thought leaders who are making an impact in retail in 2022.

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Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University

Daniel McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University
Associate Professor Of Marketing & Director of the Center for Retail Transformation at George Mason University’s School of Business, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Gautham Vadakkepatt

Associate Professor Of Marketing & Director of the Center for Retail Transformation at George Mason University’s School of Business, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Executive Director of the Center for Customer Insights & Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale University’s School of Management

Jennie Vry Liu

Executive Director of the Center for Customer Insights & Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale University’s School of Management
Marketing Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Bestselling Author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst; Keynote Speaker; Consultant

Jonah Berger

Marketing Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Bestselling Author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst; Keynote Speaker; Consultant
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the Kelley School of Business, at Indiana University; Thought Leader, Board Member

Mansur Khamitov

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at the Kelley School of Business, at Indiana University; Thought Leader, Board Member
Scale AI Chair Professor of Retail and Operations Management, Co-Director of the Retail Innovation Lab, Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University; Advisor to Corporations & Startups

Maxime Cohen

Scale AI Chair Professor of Retail and Operations Management, Co-Director of the Retail Innovation Lab, Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University; Advisor to Corporations & Startups
Managing Director of the Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Mina Fader

Managing Director of the Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Scientist at the University of Florida, Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council

Read Hayes

Research Scientist at the University of Florida, Director of the Loss Prevention Research Council
Program Director at Harvard Business School

Sandrine Crener de Schutter

Program Director at Harvard Business School
Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern & Founder of Section4

Scott Galloway

Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern & Founder of Section4
George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice University

Utpal Dholakia

George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice University
Professor and Coleman Chair in Marketing & Director of Research, Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Venkatesh Shankar

Professor and Coleman Chair in Marketing & Director of Research, Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, RETHINK Retail Advisor
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Director, Consumer Insight and Executive Editor, Americas at WGSN

Andrea Bell

Director, Consumer Insight and Executive Editor, Americas at WGSN
Vice President & Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy at Forrester Research

Brendan Witcher

Vice President & Principal Analyst, Digital Business Strategy at Forrester Research
Chief Executive Officer/Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group

Dana Telsey

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group
Founder and CEO of Coresight Research

Deborah Weinswig

Founder and CEO of Coresight Research
Senior Analyst, Commerce Technology at Forrester

Emily Pfeiffer

Senior Analyst, Commerce Technology at Forrester
President at IHL Services, President and Treasurer of Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI)

Greg Buzek

President at IHL Services, President and Treasurer of Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI)
Founder and Chief Research Officer of H Squared Research, Author, Analyst, Keynote Speaker, On-Air Contributor

Hitha Herzog

Founder and Chief Research Officer of H Squared Research, Author, Analyst, Keynote Speaker, On-Air Contributor
VP of Technology at IHL Services

Jerry Sheldon

VP of Technology at IHL Services
GVP at IDC Retail Insights

Leslie Hand

GVP at IDC Retail Insights
Managing Director Luxury & Fashion at Coresight Research, Speaker, Board Member, Advisor

Marie Driscoll

Managing Director Luxury & Fashion at Coresight Research, Speaker, Board Member, Advisor
Group Research Director at GlobalData Retail

Maureen Hinton

Group Research Director at GlobalData Retail
Global Lead, Retail and Digital Consumer Insights at Euromonitor, Forbes Contributor, International Keynote Speaker

Michelle Evans

Global Lead, Retail and Digital Consumer Insights at Euromonitor, Forbes Contributor, International Keynote Speaker
Managing Director and Retail Analyst at GlobalData Retail

Neil Saunders

Managing Director and Retail Analyst at GlobalData Retail
Retail Consultant and Analyst

Nick Bubb

Retail Consultant and Analyst
Futurist, Consultant, Public Speaker; Former VP & Principal Analyst, Digital Transformation & Business Strategy at Forrester Research

Nigel Fenwick

Futurist, Consultant, Public Speaker; Former VP & Principal Analyst, Digital Transformation & Business Strategy at Forrester Research
Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Retail Systems Research, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Paula Rosenblum

Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Retail Systems Research, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Managing Director, Senior Retail and eCommerce Analyst at BMO Capital Markets

Simeon Siegel

Managing Director, Senior Retail and eCommerce Analyst at BMO Capital Markets
Founder of SW Retail, leading provider global retail data/market intelligence, Co-Founder of DealmakeHers, Board Member, Biz TV Contributor

Stacey Widlitz

Founder of SW Retail, leading provider global retail data/market intelligence, Co-Founder of DealmakeHers, Board Member, Biz TV Contributor
Program Director at IGD Canada

Stewart Samuel

Program Director at IGD Canada
VP and Principal Analyst, Retail at Forrester Research

Sucharita Kodali

VP and Principal Analyst, Retail at Forrester Research
Retail Analyst, Forbes Contributor, Brand Manager

Tiffany Lung

Retail Analyst, Forbes Contributor, Brand Manager
Head of Insight – Retail Innovation & Futures at IGD

Toby Pickard

Head of Insight – Retail Innovation & Futures at IGD
Vice President, Supply Chain at Gartner

Tom Enright

Vice President, Supply Chain at Gartner
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President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada

Diane J. Brisebois

President & CEO of Retail Council of Canada
EVP, Industry Engagement at Consumer Brands Association

Ellen Davis

EVP, Industry Engagement at Consumer Brands Association
Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium

Helen Dickinson

Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium
Director of Insight at British Retail Consortium

Kyle Monk

Director of Insight at British Retail Consortium
President and CEO at National Retail Federation

Matthew Shay

President and CEO at National Retail Federation
Senior Director, Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation

Katherine Cullen

Senior Director, Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation
Senior EVP Retail Operations & Innovation at Retail Industry Leaders Association

Lisa LaBruno

Senior EVP Retail Operations & Innovation at Retail Industry Leaders Association
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Head of Customer Research at Zappos, Speaker, Advisor

Alex Genov

Head of Customer Research at Zappos, Speaker, Advisor
Strategic Program Manager, Consumer Industries at EY; Speaker, Gen Z Thought Leader

Alison Embrey Medina

Strategic Program Manager, Consumer Industries at EY; Speaker, Gen Z Thought Leader
eCommerce Consultant and Educator

Andrea Leigh

eCommerce Consultant and Educator
Founder and CEO of Retail Reflections, Author, Speaker

Andrew Busby

Founder and CEO of Retail Reflections, Author, Speaker
COO The Vitamin Shoppe, Author, Board Member

Andrew Laudato

COO The Vitamin Shoppe, Author, Board Member
Co-Founder at ThinkUncommon, Author, Speaker, Strategist, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Andrew Smith

Co-Founder at ThinkUncommon, Author, Speaker, Strategist, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Founder & CEO of retailu, Author, Retail Leadership Expert and Coach

April Sabral

Founder & CEO of retailu, Author, Retail Leadership Expert and Coach
China Marketing Expert, Founder of Alarice & ChoZan, LinkedIn Top Voice, 3x Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker

Ashley Dudarenok

China Marketing Expert, Founder of Alarice & ChoZan, LinkedIn Top Voice, 3x Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker
President of Commerce, Payments & Next Billion Users at Google

Bill Ready

President of Commerce, Payments & Next Billion Users at Google
CEO of The Retail Doctor, LinkedIn Top Voice

Bob Phibbs

CEO of The Retail Doctor, LinkedIn Top Voice
Strategy & Operations Leader at Capgemini Invent, Strategy & Operations Expert

Brandon Rael

Strategy & Operations Leader at Capgemini Invent, Strategy & Operations Expert
SVP, Commerce at Omnicom Commerce Group

Bryan Gildenberg

SVP, Commerce at Omnicom Commerce Group
Founder, Chief Strategist & Executive Advisor at Studio Rx; Marketing Educator, Global Strategist

Carl Boutet

Founder, Chief Strategist & Executive Advisor at Studio Rx; Marketing Educator, Global Strategist
Retail Speaker & Thought Leader, B2B Advisor, Corporate Comms Coach, Multi-Category Media Contributor, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Carol Spieckerman

Retail Speaker & Thought Leader, B2B Advisor, Corporate Comms Coach, Multi-Category Media Contributor, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Head of Trends at Insider Trends

Cate Trotter

Head of Trends at Insider Trends
Founder of The Resilient Retail Club, Forbes Contributor

Catherine Erdly

Founder of The Resilient Retail Club, Forbes Contributor
Principal of Cathy Hotka & Associates, Retail Insider and Thought Leader

Cathy Hotka

Principal of Cathy Hotka & Associates, Retail Insider and Thought Leader
Chief Operating Officer at DLC Management Corporation, Host of the Retail Retold Podcast

Chris Ressa

Chief Operating Officer at DLC Management Corporation, Host of the Retail Retold Podcast
Digital and Physical Retail Consultant, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Christine Russo

Digital and Physical Retail Consultant, RETHINK Retail Advisor
President of Retail Brands Institute

Christopher Durham

President of Retail Brands Institute
Technology Futurist, Disruptive Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Strategic Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur

Daniel Burrus

Technology Futurist, Disruptive Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Strategic Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur
Associate Vice President, Content Strategy at St. Joseph Communications, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Dave Dolejsi

Associate Vice President, Content Strategy at St. Joseph Communications, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Business Strategist and Thought Leader, CEO of The Adelman Group

David Adelman

Business Strategist and Thought Leader, CEO of The Adelman Group
Senior Advisor to Executives, Speaker, Lecturer; Founder & Strategist of DIG360 Consulting

David Ian Gray

Senior Advisor to Executives, Speaker, Lecturer; Founder & Strategist of DIG360 Consulting
Marketing Strategy Lead – Retail, Travel & Distribution at Verizon

David Naumann

Marketing Strategy Lead – Retail, Travel & Distribution at Verizon
Chief Strategy Officer at Hoobil8, Retail Strategist, RETHINK Retail Advisor

DeAnn Campbell

Chief Strategy Officer at Hoobil8, Retail Strategist, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Vice President – General Manager, Digital Commerce at Colgate-Palmolive; Visionary eCommerce & Marketing Leader, AdAge 40 Under 40

Diana Haussling

Vice President – General Manager, Digital Commerce at Colgate-Palmolive; Visionary eCommerce & Marketing Leader, AdAge 40 Under 40
Marketing and Insights Director at Springboard Research

Diane Wehrle

Marketing and Insights Director at Springboard Research
Founder & President of Retail Prophet, Bestselling Author, Retail Futurist, Fortune 100 Business Advisor

Doug Stephens

Founder & President of Retail Prophet, Bestselling Author, Retail Futurist, Fortune 100 Business Advisor
Author of Future Luxe; Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer & Retail Equity Research at HSBC

Erwan Rambourg

Author of Future Luxe; Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer & Retail Equity Research at HSBC
VP of Marketing at Placer.ai

Ethan Chernofsky

VP of Marketing at Placer.ai
Interim CSCO, Rapid Performance Improvement, Retail Supply Chains & The Last Mile at RetailAID

Gary Newbury

Interim CSCO, Rapid Performance Improvement, Retail Supply Chains & The Last Mile at RetailAID
Founder – CEO of Inception Retail Group, Author, Speaker, Podcast Co-Host, Business Advisor

George Minakakis

Founder – CEO of Inception Retail Group, Author, Speaker, Podcast Co-Host, Business Advisor
Vice President of Industry and Advanced Technology at Tecsys, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Guy Courtin

Vice President of Industry and Advanced Technology at Tecsys, RETHINK Retail Advisor
C-Suite Executive, Advisory Board Member, Chief Member

Haixia Yu

C-Suite Executive, Advisory Board Member, Chief Member
Owner of Ian Scott Retail Consulting, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Ian Scott

Owner of Ian Scott Retail Consulting, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Retail and Consumer NED, Chair and Advisor; Author

Ian Shepherd

Retail and Consumer NED, Chair and Advisor; Author
Chief Commerce Strategy Officer of Publicis, Podcaster at The Jason & Scot Show, Chief Strategist at Retailgeek

Jason Goldberg

Chief Commerce Strategy Officer of Publicis, Podcaster at The Jason & Scot Show, Chief Strategist at Retailgeek
Chief Executive Officer – Americas of UNOde50, Board Member and Advisor, NED, Investor, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Jason McNary

Chief Executive Officer – Americas of UNOde50, Board Member and Advisor, NED, Investor, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Co-Host of This Week in Innovation, Advisory Council Member at GMU Center for Retail Transformation

Jeff Roster

Co-Host of This Week in Innovation, Advisory Council Member at GMU Center for Retail Transformation
CEO & Founding Partner of Merchandising Metrics

Jeff Sward

CEO & Founding Partner of Merchandising Metrics
Senior Manager, Commercial Marketing Asia Pacific at Sensormatic

Jeremey Sea

Senior Manager, Commercial Marketing Asia Pacific at Sensormatic
Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host, Moderator, Business Coach, Consultant, President & CEO of Retail Solutions Providers Association

Jim Roddy

Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host, Moderator, Business Coach, Consultant, President & CEO of Retail Solutions Providers Association
President & Chief Strategist of Dentsu Commerce, Thought Leader, Speaker, Writer

Jon Reily

President & Chief Strategist of Dentsu Commerce, Thought Leader, Speaker, Writer
Partner, Consumer Center of Competency (CoC) Leader at IBM

Karl Haller

Partner, Consumer Center of Competency (CoC) Leader at IBM
Principal – Chief Retail Innovation Officer at Deloitte

Kasey Lobaugh

Principal – Chief Retail Innovation Officer at Deloitte
Global Head of Retail and Consumer Goods Industry Advisors at Salesforce

Matt Marcotte

Global Head of Retail and Consumer Goods Industry Advisors at Salesforce
CEO Founder of The Lioneque Group Principal at MG2 Design LinkedIn Top Voice Podcast Host RetailWithMelissa Regular Guest at ABC News Radio

Melissa Gonzalez

CEO & Founder of The Lioneque Group, Principal at MG2 Design, LinkedIn Top Voice, Podcast Host, #RetailWithMelissa Regular Guest at ABC News Radio
Vice President, Strategy & Experience at Valtech

Line Tousignant

Vice President, Strategy & Experience at Valtech
Principal and Founder of The Merchant Life, Retail Strategist and Industry Lead, Speaker, Contributor

Liza Amlani

Principal and Founder of The Merchant Life, Retail Strategist and Industry Lead, Speaker, Contributor
Founder and Principal of RFID Sherpas, Advisor, Strategist

Marshall Kay

Founder and Principal of RFID Sherpas, Advisor, Strategist
The Consumer Champion; Founder of The Customer First Group and Customer Service Action, NED, Chairman, Board Advisor

Martin Newman

The Consumer Champion; Founder of The Customer First Group and Customer Service Action, NED, Chairman, Board Advisor
President of Graff Retail

Kevin Graff

President of Graff Retail
Principal, Strategy Director & Global Retail Practice Leader at Gensler

Lara Marrero

Principal, Strategy Director & Global Retail Practice Leader at Gensler
Director, Retail Strategy at CI&T

Melissa Minkow

Director, Retail Strategy at CI&T
CEO & Co-Founder at Zipline, Official Member of Forbes Technology Council

Melissa Wong

CEO & Co-Founder at Zipline, Official Member of Forbes Technology Council
Customer Service Consultant, Author, Keynote Speaker, Forbes Senior Contributor

Micah Solomon

Customer Service Consultant, Author, Keynote Speaker, Forbes Senior Contributor
Founder of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc; Strategic Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Podcaster, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Michael LeBlanc

Founder of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc; Strategic Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Podcaster, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Founder of 5 New Digital, Author, Keynote Speaker, Media Personality

Michael Zakkour

Founder of 5 New Digital, Author, Keynote Speaker, Media Personality
Senior Manager, Strategy and Insights, Retail and Consumer Goods at Salesforce

Michelle Grant

Senior Manager, Strategy and Insights, Retail and Consumer Goods at Salesforce
Retail Technology Magazine Publisher, Author, Consultant

Miya Knights

Retail Technology Magazine Publisher, Author, Consultant
Retail Analyst & Founder at NBK Retail, Author, Forbes Senior Contributor

Natalie Berg

Retail Analyst & Founder at NBK Retail, Author, Forbes Senior Contributor
CEO at DISTILL, Board Advisor, Speaker, Professor

Neely Tamminga

CEO at DISTILL, Board Advisor, Speaker, Professor
Founder of Retail Minded, Co-Founder of Independent Retailer Conference, Author, Speaker

Nicole Leinbach Reyhle

Founder of Retail Minded, Co-Founder of Independent Retailer Conference, Author, Speaker
Vice President of Retail Innovation at Aptos Retail

Nikki Baird

Vice President of Retail Innovation at Aptos Retail
Retail Transformation Consultant & Coach at OB&Co, Podcast host of the Retail Transformation Show

Oliver Banks

Retail Transformation Consultant & Coach at OB&Co, Podcast host of the Retail Transformation Show
Management Consultant, Professor, Angel Investor, Columnist, Book Author

Peter Cohan

Management Consultant, Professor, Angel Investor, Columnist, Book Author
Founder and CEO of Kondrat Retail, Omnichannel Retail Consultant

Rebekah Kondrat

Founder and CEO of Kondrat Retail, Omnichannel Retail Consultant
Director Partner Marketing & Sr Advisor for Retail & CPG at Microsoft; Retail Tech Advisory and Podcaster at Retail Razor, Advisory Council Member at GMU Center of Retail Transformation, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Ricardo Belmar

Director Partner Marketing & Sr Advisor for Retail & CPG at Microsoft; Retail Tech Advisory and Podcaster at Retail Razor, Advisory Council Member at GMU Center of Retail Transformation, RETHINK Retail Advisor
EVP / Global Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer of Navy Exchange Service Command

Richard Honiball

EVP / Global Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer of Navy Exchange Service Command
Consumer Anthropologists, Keynote Speakers, Authors and Consultants

Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender

Consumer Anthropologists, Keynote Speakers, Authors and Consultants
CEO & Founder of Uncrowd, Author of Friction/Reward and Smart Retail

Richard Hammond

CEO & Founder of Uncrowd, Author of Friction/Reward and Smart Retail
Partner at Triangle Capital LLC, Forbes Contributor

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner at Triangle Capital LLC, Forbes Contributor
CEO & Founder of RMW Commerce Consulting

Rick Watson

CEO & Founder of RMW Commerce Consulting
Bestselling Author of RETAIL PRIDE, Show Host of RETAIL IN AMERICA

Ron Thurston

Bestselling Author of RETAIL PRIDE, Show Host of RETAIL IN AMERICA
Founder & Moderator of RETAIL SPEAK, Forbes Contributor, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Sanford Stein

Founder & Moderator of RETAIL SPEAK, Forbes Contributor, RETHINK Retail Advisor
President and Board Member of Profitero, Campbell Soup Board Member, Co-Host of BRAVE COMMERCE Podcast

Sarah Hofstetter

President and Board Member of Profitero, Campbell Soup Board Member, Co-Host of BRAVE COMMERCE Podcast
Brand Ambassador at Powerfront, Retail and Technology Innovator, Host of the Ecommerce Growth Show USA

Scott Emmons

Brand Ambassador at Powerfront, Retail and Technology Innovator, Host of the Ecommerce Growth Show USA
VP of Global Industry Strategy: Retail, E-Commerce & CPG at Talkdesk, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Shannon Flanagan

VP of Global Industry Strategy: Retail, E-Commerce & CPG at Talkdesk, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Executive Vice President – North America at Valtech

Shannon Ryan

Executive Vice President – North America at Valtech
Corporate Vice President, Global Retail & Consumer Goods Industries at Microsoft, Retail Industry Leaders Association Board Member

Shelley Bransten

Corporate Vice President, Global Retail & Consumer Goods Industries at Microsoft, Retail Industry Leaders Association Board Member
Customer Service & Experience Expert, Keynote Speaker, NYT Bestselling Author

Shep Hyken

Customer Service & Experience Expert, Keynote Speaker, NYT Bestselling Author
Global Retail Lead, Microsoft for Startups

ShiSh Shridhar

Global Retail Lead, Microsoft for Startups
Managing Partner at Case Equity Partners, Commercial Real Estate Innovator

Shlomo Chopp

Managing Partner at Case Equity Partners, Commercial Real Estate Innovator
Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of “Remarkable Retail”, Strategic Advisor, Forbes Senior Contributor, Podcast Host

Steve Dennis

Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of “Remarkable Retail”, Strategic Advisor, Forbes Senior Contributor, Podcast Host
Managing Director at Grocery Insight, Retail Advisor and Consultant

Steve Dresser

Managing Director at Grocery Insight, Retail Advisor and Consultant
Senior Director, Adobe Digital Insights

Taylor Schreiner

Senior Director, Adobe Digital Insights
Head, Worldwide Business Development – Retail at Amazon Web Services

Tom Litchford

Head, Worldwide Business Development – Retail at Amazon Web Services
CEO of TD Insights, Board Advisor, Consultant, Speaker, Managing Director Global Retail Business Unit at Prosegur, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Tony D’Onofrio

CEO of TD Insights, Board Advisor, Consultant, Speaker, Managing Director Global Retail Business Unit at Prosegur, RETHINK Retail Advisor
CEO of Perch, Entrepreneur, Executive, Advisor

Trevor Sumner

CEO of Perch, Entrepreneur, Executive, Advisor
Co-Founder at CommerceNext, Partner at Chameleon Collective, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Veronika Sonsev

Co-Founder at CommerceNext, Partner at Chameleon Collective, RETHINK Retail Advisor
Speaker, Fortune 500 Consultant, Advisory Board Member, Startup Advisor, RETHINK Retail Advisor

Vladimer Botsvadze

Speaker, Fortune 500 Consultant, Advisory Board Member, Startup Advisor, RETHINK Retail Advisor
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VP of Content at G3 Communications (Retail TouchPoints, design:retail, Retail Innovation Conference, retailX)

Alicia Esposito

VP of Content at G3 Communications (Retail TouchPoints, design:retail, Retail Innovation Conference, retailX)
Co-CEO of Omni Talk, Podcast Host

Anne Mezzenga

Co-CEO of Omni Talk, Podcast Host
CEO and Founder of Qumin, Founder of Dao Insights

Arnold Ma

CEO and Founder of Qumin, Founder of Dao Insights
Senior Features Editor, CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Barbara Thau

Senior Features Editor, CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Director of Editorial Products at Digiday, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Retail

Cale Guthrie Weissman

Director of Editorial Products at Digiday, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Retail
Managing Editor at Retail Connections

Chris Field

Managing Editor at Retail Connections
CEO of Omni Talk & Third Haus, Senior Forbes Contributor, Blogger

Chris Walton

CEO of Omni Talk & Third Haus, Senior Forbes Contributor, Blogger
Senior Retail Reporter at CNBC

Courtney Reagan

Senior Retail Reporter at CNBC
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider

Craig Patterson

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider
Senior Editor, Technology at Chain Store Age

Dan Berthiaume

Senior Editor, Technology at Chain Store Age
Editor-in-Chief at RetailWire

George Anderson

Editor-in-Chief at RetailWire
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing

Ian Jindal

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing
Entrepreneur and Writer

Ian Middleton

Entrepreneur and Writer
Director at Newstores, European Ed at VMSD, Contributor at Retail Week

John Ryan

Director at Newstores, European Ed at VMSD, Contributor at Retail Week
Retail Reporter at Bloomberg News

Jordyn Holman

Retail Reporter at Bloomberg News
Editor-in-Chief at RETHINK Retail

Julia Raymond Hare

Editor-in-Chief at RETHINK Retail
President & Co-Founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality and Total Retail at NAPCO Media

Jennifer DiPasquale

President & Co-Founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality and Total Retail at NAPCO Media
Head of Resilient Retail at Shopify

Kristen LaFrance

Head of Resilient Retail at Shopify
SVP Content at Shoptalk and Groceryshop

Krystina Gustafson

SVP Content at Shoptalk and Groceryshop
Industry insider, Forbes Contributor, Editor, Content Specialist

Laura Heller

Industry insider, Forbes Contributor, Editor, Content Specialist
Retail Reporter at CNBC

Lauren Thomas

Retail Reporter at CNBC
Director at Newstores; Retail Specialist, Journalist, Advisor

John Ryan

Director at Newstores; Retail Specialist, Journalist, Advisor
Founder/Publisher/Editor Global Retail Brands

Phillip Russo

Founder/Publisher/Editor Global Retail Brands
VP Commerce at Rightpoint, Co-Founder of Future Commerce

Phillip Jackson

VP Commerce at Rightpoint, Co-Founder of Future Commerce
CEO of The Robin Report

Robin Lewis

CEO of The Robin Report
Forbes Contributor, Vogue Business Contributor, Senior Writer at Blanc Magazine

Sharon Edelson

Forbes Contributor, Vogue Business Contributor, Senior Writer at Blanc Magazine
Managing Director at Insight Retail Group, Speaker, Retail Commentator

Steve Collinge

Managing Director at Insight Retail Group, Speaker, Retail Commentator
Retail Industry Reporter at The Wall Street Journal

Suzanne Kapner

Retail Industry Reporter at The Wall Street Journal
Chief Strategy Officer at The Robin Report, Professor, Forbes Contributor in Retail

Shelley E. Kohan

Chief Strategy Officer at The Robin Report, Professor, Forbes Contributor in Retail
Editor, STORES Media/National Retail Federation

Susan Reda

Editor, STORES Media/National Retail Federation
TRI 2022

About Our List

How do we define retail influencers and categories?

We recognize influencers for their activity within the online retail community. Influencers frequently comment on retail trends or news stories, share industry insights and join thought leadership discussions. These influencers take on many roles. We selected executives from academia, media, consultancies and analyst firms.

Often times, influencers wear multiple hats spanning professions. We identified 5 categories most common in this cohort:

Academia: university educators leading retail-related courses or programs

Analysts: industry research firms tracking the latest trends

Associations: retail trade associations

Experts: retail authors, consultants, advisors, futurists, speakers

Media: editors, journalists, podcast hosts, bloggers, content creators

How did we identify the Top Retail Influencers of 2022?

Our team used a variety of sources to select our TRI, including: third-party listings, primary research within our own network of influencers, recent award winners and tools such as Buzzsumo.

We considered factors such as social presence, articles, speaking engagements, awards and authority to verify each awardee included in our non-ordered listing of the TRI.

How can you be considered for future lists?

Yes. If you’re actively sharing insights, publishing your writing, speaking at industry events, and engaging with the media, we would love to consider you for 2023.

If you’d like to be considered or nominate someone, let us know in the form below: