Emily Culp, CMO, Genexa
“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

President (former)
1-800-Flowers
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
Anne Zybowski_2022

Anne Zybowski

Managing Director, Omnichannel Strategy
Ideoclick, Inc.
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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
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
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

CMO
Genexa
Esperanza Teasdale_2022

Esperanza Teasdale

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

Gunjan Bhow

Global CDO (former)
Walgreens
Headshots_2022_HeatherSavatta

Heather Savatta

Sr. Director, Ad Solutions
Vox Media
Jackson Jeyanayagam_2022

Jackson Jeyanayagam

Stealth Mode
Anheuser-Busch
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

Advisor
Purple Innovation
Joe Yakuel_Crop

Joe Yakuel

Founder & CEO
WITHIN
John Gregory_2022

John Gregory

Global Head of Industry, Retail
Spotify
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
Lee Shufro_2022

Lee Shufro

CRO
Dotdash Meredith
Liesel Walsh_2022

Liesel Walsh

SVP, Marketing & Customer Experience
Boston Proper
Marisol Leffler_2022

Marisol Leffler

GM & VP, Revenue
Optimove
Michelle Golladay_2022

Michelle Golladay

Sr. Director, Client Marketing
Shoprunner
Mike Grehan_2022

Mike Grehan

CMO & Managing Director
Acronym
Mike Hann_2022

Mike Hann

EVP, Revenue
fabric
Molly Bruttomesso_2022-1

Molly Bruttomesso

SVP, Customer Success
Wunderkind
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
Sabrina Cherubini_2022

Sabrina Cherubini

SVP, Brand & Digital
Hanky Panky
Sarah Bowman_2022

Sara 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
Tim Hartman_2022

Tim Hartman

VP, Digital
Gucci
Tressie Lieberman_2022

Tressie Lieberman

VP, Digital & Off-Premise
Chipotle Mexican Grill
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.​