Retail TouchPoints Reveals 2022’s 40 Under 40 Winners

Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the retail industry as a whole. Qualifying accomplishments can include helping grow and scale retail businesses, founding retail tech companies and solution providers that are solving critical industry pain points, and becoming mentors and allies to their industry peers.

Winners were celebrated at a cocktail reception during the 2022 Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, held May 10-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago, and they will be spotlighted in a special report scheduled to publish in July 2022.  Stay tuned to get incredible lessons and insights from these game-changing executives!

Congratulations to the entire 40 Under 40 class of 2022!

  • Vadim Rogovskiy, Co-Founder and CEO, 3DLOOK
  • Christine Cui, VP of Brand Management, Acquco
  • Taryn Racin, Manager, Store Communications, American Eagle Outfitters
  • Julia Calabrese, Global Design Manager, Workplace and Retail, Ford Motor Co.
  • Sam Gould, Senior Director of Commerce and Customization, Beauty for All Industries
  • Amy Blouin, Manager – Retail Projects, BEDGEAR, LLC
  • Catherine, Keywan, Interior Designer, Bergmeyer
  • Jennifer Lehmkuhl Corkrean, Associate, BRR Architecture
  • Jenna Ryan, Senior Designer, CallisonRTKL
  • Jamie Cornelius, Executive Creative Director, ChangeUp
  • Mark Scheerhorn, Senior Managing Director, Chipman Design Architecture
  • Ryan Lupberger, CEO, Cleancult
  • Ryan Gnesin, CEO, Elevate Brands
  • Jeff Liu, CEO, Ephemeral Tattoo
  • Rohan Shah, Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Extend
  • Pradeep Elankumaran, Co-Founder and CEO, Farmstead
  • Kathleen Allen, Retail Strategy Lead, Gensler
  • Fara Alexander, Director, Brand Marketing and Communications, goTRG
  • Melanie Beatty, Ecommerce Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited
  • Josy Vardaro, CSO, IVC
  • Mike Gettis, Co-Founder and CEO of Kilne; Founder of Endy
  • Rachel Herman, Senior Designer, Landor & Fitch
  • Horacio Hernandez, Senior Producer, Lewis Miller Design
  • Kesley Krosky, Service Excellence Technology Manager, lululemon
  • Carmen Ip, Retail Operations and Communications Manager, Lush Cosmetics
  • Chip Cook, Senior Retail Design Manager, Mars Wrigley
  • Catherine Clark, Senior Project Manager , MG2
  • Rachel Tipograph, Founder and CEO, MikMak
  • Mark Galasso, Facilities Manager, Party City
  • Chris Bell, Founder and CEO, Perch
  • Alexandria Collis, Director of Operations , Princess Polly
  • Cindy Lam, Principal Designer, Remedy Design Group
  • Cody Wurtz, Senior Administrator of Store Communications, Rite Aid
  • Ryan Miller, Project Manager – Retail, Sachse Construction
  • Elly Carias, Senior Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Becca Lester, Director, Retail Brand Experience, Sweetgreen, Inc.
  • Cara Bastoni, Director – Store Design Engineering, Target Corporation
  • Rado Radinov, Manager – Digital Marketing, The Children’s Place
  • Nicole Pokorny, Senior Project Manager, The Lionesque Group – an MG2 Company
  • Thielly Ferreira, VP and Head of Design, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield


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