Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is comprised of senior retail executives, industry thought leaders and academics with decades worth of knowledge and insight spanning consumer marketing, connected commerce and more. Our advisory council helps curate thought leadership across our mediums such as podcasts, periodicals and digital media.

Ricardo Belmar

Retail Advisor

Ricardo helps retail organizations deliver omnichannel customer experiences and drive digital revenue through digital transformation. As a trusted advisor, Ricardo works with emerging retail tech organizations to develop go-to-market strategies, leveraging his 20+ years of industry experience leading marketing & product teams, and media and analyst relationships. A Top 10 influencer at the NRF’s annual event, he is a featured member of RetailWire’s BrainTrust panel and a former ICX Association director. He was named Social Media Mayor by RIS News at multiple retail conferences and is a contributing blogger for Retail Customer Experience.

Tony D’Onofrio

CEO, TD Insights

Tony D’Onofrio is CEO of consultancy TD Insights and was previously Chief Customer Officer (CCO) of Tyco Retail Solutions (now Sensormatic), a $1 billion division of Johnson Controls (JCI). D’Onofrio is a futurist and recognized as a global top 100 influencer in the retail industry.

Jason McNary

CEO – Americas, UNOde50

As a fashion and business executive with over 25 years of organizational experience, Jason McNary has consistently leveraged his analytical, entrepreneurial, and strategic acumen to increase the profits and decrease the losses of global, multimillion-dollar luxury brands.

Jason currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a Management Board Member of the North and South American markets of UNode50.

Jason has also served as the President of the self-named brand of French fashion designer Agnès B. and  held executive positions with Hoss Intropia, B.C.B.G. Max Azria, and Abercrombie and Fitch.  Jason also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Board with Spring Place,  is an Advisor with RETHINK Retail and a new member to the  Board of Directors with Faherty.

Paula Rosenblum

Co-founder & Managing Partner, RSR Research

Paula Rosenblum is widely recognized as a leading retail technology analyst and has been selected as one of the “Top 50 Retail Technology Influencers” since 2014. She writes a blog for Forbes and is frequently quoted in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times and NPR Marketplace. She serves on the advisory board of three consumer goods import companies. She spent 20+ years as a retail technology executive and CIO at companies such as iParty, Hit or Miss, Morse Shoe, Domain Home Fashions and more.

Veronika Sonsev

Partner at Chameleon Collective & Co-founder at CommerceNext

Veronika Sonsev is a leading retail industry consultant, contributor, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She currently heads the retail practice for Chameleon Collective and is a co-founder of the CommerceNext summit. Her entrepreneurial success, combined with her digital knowledge and advocacy for women in business, has earned Sonsev a spot on Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women and TechWeek’s Top 100 digital leaders in New York.

Carol Spieckerman

President & CEO, Spieckerman Retail

Carol Spieckerman is a globally-recognized authority on retail and brand positioning. She is an expert on global retail trajectories and transmedia brand platforms, as well as an author and regular contributor to leading media outlets including: NPR, Reuters, Forbes, Business Week, Huffington Post, Women’s Wear Daily, Store Brands, Kidscreen, VMSD, Retail Wire and more.

Sanford Stein

Author of RETAIL SCHMETAIL

Sanford (Sandy) is a retail expert with over 3 decades providing consumer insight and trend analyses for the world’s leading retail brands. He is the founder and moderator of RETAIL SPEAK on LinkedIn, the author of RETAIL SCHMETAIL, and regular contributor at Forbes.

Paul Lewis

CMO, Valtech

Paul Lewis is the Group Chief Marketing Officer of Valtech Group. Paul brings a wealth of valuable and relevant experience from his previous roles, notably: Global Director of Partner Marketing at Adobe, Global Director of the Society of Digital Agencies and CEO of an independent agency. Paul has worked with top people, global organizations and brands to drive measurable results using modern marketing technology and innovative approaches.

Join our Advisory Council

Want to help shape the future of RETHINK Retail and increase your thought leadership presence?

Submit your profile for review. You will receive a response within 1 week regarding your acceptance status.

Eligible advisor profiles include:

  • Senior retail executive
  • Academic with a focus on retail
  • Industry thought leader or influencer