Founder The Lionesque Group
Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of The Lionesque Group, an award-winning firm of retail strategists and pop-up architects. She’s also the author of “The Pop-Up Paradigm: Building Human Connections in a Digital Age,” which tackles strategies retailers can use to build human relationships in a digital-first era. Gonzalez has worked with Arianna Huffington/Thrive Global, Brandless, Carbon38, Marc Jacobs, M.Gemi, Penguin Random House, The RealReal and more.
Melissa is also the host of the popular weekly podcast, Retail Refined. Designed for retail leaders and retail lovers alike, the show is designed to explore the in-store technology of the future, challenge the industry’s preconceived notions, and sit down with retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.