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

Senior Director, Global Enterprise Marketing, Infovista

Ricardo Belmar is a leading retail and digital transformation thought leader with 20+ years of experience across the retail, manufacturing and supply chain industries. He develops marketing strategy for Infovista’s enterprise solutions globally and is a featured member of RetailWire’s BrainTrust panel, an ICX Association director and has been named Social Media Mayor by RIS News at multiple retail conferences. He is a contributing blogger for Retail Customer Experience and Mobile Payments Today.

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

Jason currently acts as the Chief Executive Offer and a Management Board Member of the North and South American markets of UNode50—a high-end Spanish jewelry and accessories brand. In this position, he assumes complete responsibility for the administration of UNode50’s finance, information technology, operations, planning, purchasing, retail, visual merchandising and wholesale teams. Previously, Jason served as the President of the self-named brand of French fashion designer Agnès B and held executive positions with the retail brand Hoss Intropia, B.C.B.G .Max Azria, and Abercrombie and Fitch. Jason attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a degree in International Business.

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


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