Emily Culp, Board Member, Mizzen + Main, Stio & Cordial
“The more you invest, the more you get out of this community of accomplished leaders. Ascendant facilitates discussions focused on multiple aspects of what leadership is today.”

PICTURED: Sarah Van Dyck, US Consumer Practice Lead, Egon Zehnder +
Lori Tauber Marcus, Member, Board of Directors, 24-Hour Fitness + Del Monte + Phunware

Aaron Magness, CMO, Thistle
"The Retail Ascendant has all of the criteria I look for in a conference: a diverse mix of companies and backgrounds, a transparent setting, and candid conversations."


Carrie Ask, CEO, Helly Hansen
"Ascendant broadens people’s horizons. You stretch my thinking."


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shaping the seamless CX optimizing the retail future driving revenues
meet the Retail Ascendant Council

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Retail Ascendant Council

Aaron Magness_2022

Aaron Magness

CMO
Thistle
Abe Thomas_2022

Abe Thomas

GM
Digital Store Operations
Microsoft
Alison Corcoran_2022

Alison Corcoran

Chief Development & Marketing Officer
The Humane Society of the United States
Headshots_2022_AmitShah

Amit Shah

Board Director, Blue Apron;
Chair of the Board, MMA
Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado_2022

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado

VP & GM, Consumer Business
Kohler
Andrew Clarke_2022

Andrew Clarke

CEO
Francesca’s
Angela Caltagirone_2022

Angela Caltagirone

SVP & GM, Vionic Group
Vionic/Caleres
Angela Hsu_2022

Angela Hsu

CMO
Overstock.com
Angie Arnspiger_2022

Angie Arnspiger

VP, Business Development
Navistone
Headshots_2022_BabsRangaiah2

Babs Rangaiah

CEO
cc:babs
Headshots_2022_BradBerens

Brad Berens

Principal
Big Digital Idea Consulting
Brian Beitler_2022

Brian Beitler

CMO. QxH
Qurate Retail Group
Headshots_Brittanie Knezovich_2022

Brittanie Knezovich

VP, Head of Sales & Partner Success ShopRunner
Headshots_Brooke Partelow_2022

Brooke Partelow

CEO
Neon Pixel
Headshots_Carlisle Connally_2022

Carlisle Connally

VP, Digital Marketing
The Container Store
Caroline Masullo_2022

Caroline Masullo

VP, eCommerce Marketing
Peapod Digital Labs, a company of Ahold Delhaize
Cat Van Dyck_2022-1

Cat Van Dyck

SVP, Planning & Analytics (former)
maurices
Charlie Cole_2022

Charlie Cole

CEO
FTD
Christie Raymond_2022

Christie Raymond

EVP, Customer Insights,
Analytics & Engagement
Kohl’s
Curtis Kopf_Crop

Curtis Kopf

Chief Experience Officer
REI
Headshots_Doina Harris_2022

Doina Harris

Chief Product Officer
Simon Data
Don Brett_2022

Don Brett

Global CDO
NBG Home
Elpida Ormanidou_2022

Elpida Ormanidou

VP, Business Intelligence &
Advanced Analytics
PetSmart
Emily Culp_2022

Emily Culp

Board Member
Mizzen + Main, Stio & Cordial
Headshots_Eric Sanders_2_2022

Eric Sanders

VP, Enterprise Sales, Americas Braze
Esperanza Teasdale_2022

Esperanza Teasdale

VP/G, Hispanic Strategy,
Engagement & Sales
PepsiCo N.A.
Gunjan Bhow_2022

Gunjan Bhow

Global CDO (former)
Walgreens
Jackson Jeyanayagam_2022

Jackson Jeyanayagam

Stealth Mode
Anheuser-Busch
Headshots_Jeff Lucas_2022

Jeff Lucas

CRO
Firework
Headshots_Jennifer Jones-Mitchell_2022

Jennifer Jones-Mitchell

SVP, Marketing & Communications
Acronym
Jennifer Kasper_2022

Jennifer Kasper

SVP, Media Americas
LVMH
Jeremy Swift_2022

Jeremy Swift

CEO & Co-Founder
Cordial
Jill Larue-Rieser_2022

Jill Larue-Rieser

SVP, Chief Product Merchandising Officer
California Closets
Joe Megibow_2022

Joe Megibow

CEO
Bright Cellars
Joe Yakuel_Crop

Joe Yakuel

Founder & CEO
WITHIN
Headshots_Jim Ferolo_2022

Jim Ferolo

CIO
Maui Jim Sunglasses
John Squire_2022

John Squire

President & Chief Strategy Officer
Edited
Josh Krepon_2022

Josh Krepon

President, Global Digital
Steve Madden
Headshots_2022_JulieBernard

Julie Bernard

Member, Board of Directors
Authority Brands
Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian_2022

Katherine Bahamonde- Monasebian

President; GM N.A. Commerce
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc
Liesel Walsh_2022

Liesel Walsh

SVP, Marketing & Customer Experience
Boston Proper
Marisol Leffler_2022

Marisol Leffler

GM & VP, Revenue
Optimove
Headshots_Mike Africa_2022

Mike Africa

CDO
Leslie's Pool Supplies
Mike Hann_2022

Mike Hann

EVP, Revenue
fabric
Molly Bruttomesso_2022-1

Molly Bruttomesso

SVP, Customer Success
Wunderkind
Headshots_Noam Paransky_2022

Noam Paransky

CDO
Tapestry
Peter Callahan_2022

Peter Callahan

Group VP, Business Development
Zeta Global
Ping Hao_2022

Ping Hao

Founder & CEO
Brand3P
Purva Gupta_2022

Purva Gupta

Founder & CEO
Lily AI
Rich Johnson_2022

Rich Johnson

Head of Sales
RTB House
Headshots_Ryan Bonifacino_2022

Ryan Bonifacino,

CDO
FIGS
Sabrina Cherubini_2022

Sabrina Cherubini

SVP, Brand & Digital
Hanky Panky
Sarah Bowman_2022

Sarah Bowman

VP, Global Brand & Experience Marketing
Botify
Headshots_2022_ShawnGold

Shawn Gold

CEO
Pilgrim Soul
Headshots_2022_ShivSingh

Shiv Singh

CMO & Customer Experience Officer
Lending Tree
Suruchi Shuka

Suruchi Shuka

VP, Marketing
Minted
Tressie Lieberman_2022

Tressie Lieberman

VP, Digital & Off-Premise
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Tim Hartman_2022

Tim Hartman

VP, Digital
Gucci
Will Brown_2022

Will Brown

VP, Sales
AdQuick
Yasir Anwar_2022

Yasir Anwar

CTO & CDO
Williams-Sonoma

be part of the inner circle!

2022 council membership fees are $5,000 for seated retail leaders; and start at $16,500 for strategic partners.​