Empowering retailers and their employees to tackle the oncoming holiday season

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John Federman

As CEO, John Federman is responsible for the company's overall growth. Prior to JRNI, he served as CEO of Webcollage, the leading cloud-based content management platform for the publishing of rich product information. He also serves as an advisor to Boston-based Salsify and sits on the Board of New York’s Touch code. He is a regular industry speaker and contributor about omnichannel, the customer journey, and eCommerce strategies.

Melissa Gonzalez

CEO & Chief Strategist, The Lionesque Group
Melissa Gonzalez is the founder of The Lionesque Group, an award-winning firm of experiential retail strategists, designers,s and project managers, as well as a Principal and Shareholder in global architecture firm MG2 and author of The Pop-Up Paradigm: Building Human Connections in a Digital Age. Some of her clients to date include Amazon, Burrow, Brandless, Carbon38, Dormify, Marc Jacobs, M.Gemi, Nordstrom, and The RealReal. Melissa is a regular go-to expert in retail and is often featured in Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, Business Insider, Glossy, Digiday, Retail Touchpoints, WWD, and on Cheddar and CBS News. She is also a regular contributor for Yahoo Finance and Advertising Week 360. The work behind Melissa and her team has received notable award recognition from CLIO, Glossy, and New York Design Awards. She has also been recognized as one of LinkedIn’s top 10 must-know writers and creators, Design: Retail’s Top 10 Retail Design Influencers of the Year, Design: Retail's 40 under 40, and Innovator of the Year by Retail Touchpoints.

Jim Barnes

CEO, EnVista Corp
Jim Barnes is CEO at enVista and is a leading expert in supply chain management and unified commerce. Jim Barnes co-founded enVista in 2002 in response to market demand for comprehensive supply chain consulting services. He has spent the last 30 years deploying supply chain and enterprise solutions and synchronizing material and information flow for fortune 500 brands and retail companies. His expertise includes all areas within the extended supply chain, including global supply chain network design, strategic facility design, international and domestic transportation management, labor management, organizational change management and supporting supply chain and execution technology. Jim has successfully implemented strategies for hundreds of companies including Sephora, Sur La Table, Shopko, Tory Burch, Nature’s Best, Payless Shoes, Boot Barn, Brightpoint, Gulf-States Toyota, Wal-Mart.com, Genesco, Hibbett Sports, Modell’s and Sport Chalet and sits on the Board of Directors at Carparts.com and has held board of Director positions with Walker Edison. He has recently been listed as RIS News Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail 2020. Prior to founding enVista, Jim was the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Q4 Logistics. He also held the position as Manufacturing Practice Manager at Tompkins and Associates. Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from the California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
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