36 Executives Named 2016 Retail Innovator Award Winners

In its third year, the Retail Innovator Awards honor 36 business leaders who are embracing positive disruption in retail.

Retail TouchPoints received more than 100 nominations for its Retail Innovator Awards and the winners hail from a wide cross-section of industry segments and company sizes. These individuals are disrupting the retail industry with new digital initiatives, workforce innovations, unique entrepreneurial concepts and much more.

The awards will be presented at this year’s Retail Innovation Conference, held May 10-11 at Apella, New York City.


This year’s award recipients are (in alphabetical order by company name):

  • Morgan Hermand-Waich, Founder & CEO, Adore Me
  • Kim Keating, Assistant VP, Digital Engagement Strategy, AT&T Operations
  • Chris Purkey, VP, Gearhead Operations,
  • Barry Beck, Founder & COO, Bluemercury
  • Eric Grosse, CEO, Chairish
  • Jennifer Wang, Co-Founder,
  • Mary Holahan, Digital Marketing Manager, Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dana Schwartz, Director of Marketing and eCommerce, ECCO
  • Josh Neblett, Co-Founder and CEO, etailz
  • Cathy Pryor, SVP, Store Operations, Hibbett Sports
  • Nadia Shouraboura, CEO, Hointer
  • Shawn Coombs, Director of Product Management, Home Depot
  • Ryan Craver, President and CEO, Lamour/Trimfit
  • Shawn Nelson, Founder and CEO, Lovesac
  • Gihad Jawhar, VP, Digital, Lowe’s
  • Michael Moore, CMO, Lowes Foods
  • Jason Richard, CIO, Lucky Brand
  • Kevin Lavell, Founder and CEO, Mizzen+Main
  • Lee Summers, Marketing/Technology Manager, Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Paul Carroll, VP, Digital and eCommerce Creative, New York & Company
  • Yael Aflalo, Founder and CEO, Reformation
  • Mike Karanikolas, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, REVOLVE Clothing
  • Keith Klug, Director of Energy, Sears Holdings
  • Angela Gearhart, Senior Director, Store Experience, Sleep Number by Select Comfort
  • Egil Moller Nielsen, SVP, eCommerce, SmartCentres, Inc.
  • Scott Palmer, COO, Spikeball
  • Steve Foust, VP of e-Commerce Marketing, Spiraledge
  • Faisal Masud, EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Staples
  • Jack Ojalvo, CEO,
  • Bridget Burns, Social Media Strategist, Tom’s of Maine
  • Jerry Hum, Co-Founder and CEO, Touch of Modern
  • John Hazen, VP, Omnichannel and Digital Innovation, True Religion
  • Marci Zaroff, Founder, Under the Canopy
  • Patrick Walsh, COO, VILLA
  • Simon Rodrigue, SVP eCommerce, Walmart Canada
  • Jim Brett, President, West Elm

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