2015 Retail Innovator Awards

  • The Retail Innovator program is designed to honor individual executives in the retail industry who are focused on driving change through innovation.

    Last year’s winners included Scott Emmons From Neiman Marcus, Rafeh Masood from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Susan Soares from Alex and Ani, and many more! They shared their success stories and videos showcasing their innovation strategies in action.

    View the list of 2015’s winners below and make sure you’re at #ric15 where they will share their innovation success stories!


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2015 Award Winners

  • Nina Alexander-Hurst
    VP of Customer Experience and SWAT, BaubleBar

    Leslie Anderson
    Senior Director, Head of Field HR, Old Navy

    Richard Armour
    Senior Director, Multi-Channel, GameStop

    Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne
    Co-Founders, The Black Tux

    Rick Braddock
    Executive Chairman, Joinem

    Glenn Edelman
    VP of E-Commerce, Wine Enthusiast

    Mike Edwards
    VP Merchandising, Brown Shoe/Famous Footwear

    Scott Emmons
    Enterprise Architect and iLab Manager, Neiman Marcus

    Jason Goldberger
    President, Target.com

    Melissa Gonzalez
    Founder, The Lionesque Group

    Rose Hamilton
    General Manager and CMO, Pet360

    Kenneth Himmel
    President and CEO, Related Urban

    Kelly Loubet
    Social Media Strategist, Origami Owl

  • Rafeh Masood
    VP, Customer Innovation Technology, Dick’s Sporting Goods

    Rebecca Minkoff
    Founder, Rebecca Minkoff

    Dave Munson
    Founder and President, Saddleback Leather

    Daniel Neukomm
    CEO, La Jolla

    Anthony Paniszczyzn
    VP of Sales and Operations, Staples

    Dave Powers
    President of Omnichannel, Deckers Outdoor

    Janet Schalk
    EVP and CIO, Kohl’s

    Susan Soares
    Vice President of Retail Operations, Alex and Ani

    Ken Silay
    former Director, Technology Research & Innovation, Chico’s FAS

    Rob Taylor
    COO, Journeys Group

    Lori Twomey
    Chief Merchant, Zulily

    Steve Williams
    CIO, Boot Barn

    David Zimmerman
    Director of Independent Services Strategy, SUPERVALU