SVP, Customer Supply Chain &
Global Go-To-Market, PepsiCo
John S. Phillips has been with PepsiCo for over 30 years and is currently responsible for working with its largest customers on supply chain and collaboration initiatives. He also leads PepsiCo’s Go-To-Market COE focused on global process and technology tools to optimize go-to-market systems.
JOHN S. PHILLIPS
VP Digital, Mars Inc.
Shubham Mehrish oversees Mars’ global digital, data & analytics teams with responsibilities for its data lake and consumer activation infrastructure, digital integrations, AI and machine learning teams, and online marketplace technologies. Prior to Mars, he spent 20 years across financial services, technology, strategy consulting and big data startups.
The CGT/RIS Executive Council is a forum for industry innovators and disruptors from retail and consumer goods to identify the latest technology and consumer value chain trends across channels. The network focuses on sharing insights and learnings to help drive inspiration, action, and purpose-driven leadership across the industry.
MEET THE MEMBERS
For details on how to get involved, contact VP/group publisher
Albert Guffanti | aguffanti@ensembleIQ.com | 973-459-2824
Bumble Bee Foods
Oracle Industry Strategy Group
Kum & Go
The Clorox Company
The Boston Beer Company
Tony Costa has over 30 years of leadership experience, from Fortune 50 to startup companies. In his current role, he’s been instrumental in creating the vision and strategy around a global corporate computing architecture focused on driving innovation, digital transformation and strategic alignment with customers.
SVP & CIO, Bumble Bee Foods
Michael Forhez has nearly 30 years of diversified sales, marketing and management consulting experience. He serves as an industry evangelist, and has committed his career to engaging with various stakeholders to better understand and reflect their collective requirements.
Global Managing Director, Consumer Markets, Oracle Industry Strategy Group
Ron Gilson is a member of Johnsonville’s senior executive team with global responsibility for IT, project and portfolio management, and integrated business planning. He joined as a programmer/analyst in 1991, became coach of the enterprise applications team in 1994, and was named CIO in 1998.
VP & CIO, Johnsonville
Jon Harding has worldwide responsibility for Conair Corporation’s IT and digital services in support of both day-to-day business operations and future business growth. Before joining Conair, he was divisional CIO for the U.S. Snacks Division of Kellogg Company (formerly the Keebler Company) that Kellogg’s acquired in 2001.
Lisa Malleus leads e-commerce transformation and digital solutions by empowering strategy activation and defining solutions for growth across pure-play and omni-retailers, and DTC and B2B e-commerce. Her key focus is unifying marketplace strategy while bridging the gap between marketing, sales, operations and technology.
Head of Ecommerce Digital Tech Capabilities, NA + Europe, Mondelez Int'l
Senior VP and Global Head
of Consumer Products, SAP
E. J. Kenney
E. J. Kenney leads the consumer products and agribusiness industry sector for SAP, where he’s responsible for strategic growth, customer satisfaction and solution portfolio development. In his 35 years of business leadership he’s developed and implemented innovative transformational strategies to drive business outcomes for global companies.
As COO of Kum & Go, Reed Rainey is “making days better” through people, services and process. He ensures a sound organization strategy, vision and mission while seeking to understand and align the expectations of customers, shareholders, investors, leaders, employees and communities.
Chief Operating Officer, Kum & Go
As VP of customer service at Newell Brands, Steve Sigrist directs the order-to-cash execution and customer support business activities with its trade customers. He’s held a variety of roles since joining in 2001, including VP sales operations, VP supply chain global Walmart, and director of operations for key accounts.
VP Customer Service, Newell Rubbermaid
Tara Vaishnav leads the technology enablement of The Clorox Company’s digital transformation with a focus on technology innovation. She was previously accountable for leading and developing its enterprise technology strategy and the IT systems architecture to support Clorox's business strategy.
VP & Chief Architect, Enterprise Technology Strategy & Architecture,
The Clorox Company
Cheryl Williams joined Wakefern 1996 as manager of retail systems and has held such roles as director of information system services, director of applications development, VP of marketing, and VP of digital commerce and innovation. She became CIO in 2016 and also serves on the executive team.
CIO, Wakefern Food Co.
Wakefern Food Co.
Ethelbert Williams leads e-commerce for The Boston Beer Company’s portfolio including Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, Dogfish Head, Truly Hard Seltzer and more. He is accountable for e-commerce go-to-market and sales strategies across channels including Walmart online grocery, Kroger, Albertsons and Amazon, among others.
Head of eCommerce, The Boston Beer Co.
Richard Widdowson has 25 years of leadership in diverse multi-retail environments, including mass merchants, grocery stores, national chain drug stores and department stores. Over his career, he’s developed a portfolio of international business experience working for companies in the U.K., U.S. and Canada and overseeing operations in 14 countries.
VP, Global Retail & CPG Solutions, SAS
The Boston Beer Company
Justin Honaman is the analytics sector lead for consumer products, retail and distribution at Capgemini. He previously served as VP, data, analytics and digital transformation at Georgia Pacific, and also has a background with Accenture, Teradata and Coca-Cola.
Principal, Insights & Data, CPG,
Retail, Distribution, Capgemini
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Suzanne Kopcha is a results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience transforming innovation & supply chain operations with breakthrough technology solutions. Prior to Siemens, she spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble in a diverse set of leadership roles.
VP Consumer Products & Retail Industry, Siemens Digital Industries Software