Jag Bath |
CEO & President, Favor
Chief Digital Officer, H-E-B

Jag is the CEO & President of Favor. In less than five years, under his leadership, Favor has launched in over 200 Texas cities with more than 100,000 Runners on its platform, who have completed over 25 million deliveries to-date. Jag also led Favor to become the first U.S. on-demand delivery company to achieve profitability, and in February 2018, he led the sale of Favor to H-E-B – one of the country’s largest privately held companies – making Favor the first business to be acquired by H-E-B in its 115-year history.

 

Today, he is also the Chief Digital Officer at H-E-B and oversees H-E-B’s digital strategy, roadmap and team, including Product & Design, Technology and Commerce.

 

Jag joined Favor with a 20-year track record of scaling startups from early stage to successful mature companies, with a focus on product innovation and revenue creation. Prior to Favor, he was most recently the Senior Vice President of Product at RetailMeNot, Inc. – the world’s largest marketplace for digital offers – attracting over 700 million visits to its mobile and desktop properties, facilitating over $5 billion in gross retail sales a year. Prior to RetailMeNot, Jag held several executive positions at the luxury retailer Gilt Groupe, including Vice President of Strategy and New Business, Vice President of Product Management and Engineering, and Acting CIO. Before his time at Gilt Groupe, Jag was the Director of Global Business Development at WeightWatchers.com – the world’s leading weight management company, with over 1 million online subscribers. He also held several management positions at the company, during his almost 8-year tenure, in product development, marketing and international expansion, focused on the core product suite and the launch of the online subscription business in the UK, Europe, Australia and China.

Janey Whiteside |
EVP and Chief Customer Officer

Janey Whiteside is Walmart’s executive vice president and first chief customer officer. She is responsible for looking after Walmart’s brand and thinking through the customer journey for both Walmart stores and e-commerce.

 

Janey joined Walmart in 2018 after spending more than 20 years at American Express in leadership roles ranging from international pricing, relationship management and marketing, to customer engagement and global products, benefits and services. While at AmEx, she prioritized expanding AmEx products into new areas, connecting with younger customers and creating experiences and rewards for card members.

 

In addition to her duties at Walmart, Janey serves on the board of directors of the Greater New York Region of the American Red Cross.

 

Janey holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Cardiff University in Wales.

Yoav Levy |
Co-Founder and CEO

Before co-founding EVIGENCE SENSORS™ (formerly Freshpoint Quality Assurance) in 2005, Yoav held senior finance and management positions including CEO of Investment Banking firms Poalim Capital Markets and Sahar Securities. He holds a BA in Economics and an LLB from the University of Tel Aviv, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

 

EVIGENCE SENSORS™ provide brands, retailers and consumers a new way to monitor the shelf life of perishable products in real time.

David Matthews |
Managing Director

David Matthews has a background as an entrepreneur, a lead investor in emerging investment funds, and as a venture capitalist. As an entrepreneur, he launched several successful start-ups including Intelecon and Green Mountain Dallas. He brought the initial capital together to launch emerging private equity and venture funds such as Red River Ventures, Elm Creek Partners, Trailblazer Capital, and RevTech Ventures.

 

As a venture capitalist, Matthews has led investments in dozens of early-stage entrepreneurial ventures.  With RevTech, he created a mentor-led, seed fund and accelerator that has funded over 40 emerging retail technology innovators to date.  His successful exits include Green Mountain Energy (sold to NRG), PeopleAnswers (sold to Infor), Spawn Labs (sold to GameStop), and OrderMyGear (recapitalized by SGE).

Charlie Anderson |
CEO

Charlie Anderson is a pioneer in transforming how brands and retailers engage with their shoppers, drive growth and, essentially, evolve the future.

 

He’s spent the past two decades shepherding leading brands like Walmart, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Diageo and Wendy’s through the retail innovation process, helping them build capabilities along the way. His reputation for disrupting the marketplace, breaking the status quo and building scalable ideas makes him a go-to resource for retail’s brightest thinkers.

 

As a passionate industry activist, Charlie has also served as part of the Path to Purchase Institute’s League of Leaders and the University of Arkansas’ Center for Retailing Excellence.

Julie Quick |
Head of Insights & Strategy

Julie Quick is a recognized “shopper whisperer” with the unique talent of turning customer needs into commercial opportunities for brands and retailers.

 

Companies from Walmart to PepsiCo, P&G, Nestle, GameStop and MoneyGram have tapped her skills as a shopper insights interpreter and facilitator to build innovative retail solutions. She’s a sought-after industry speaker, a member of the Path to Purchase Institute’s distinguished faculty, a Shopper Marketing Women of Excellence leadership award winner, and holder of multiple Effie awards celebrating the impact of her work.

 

Her passion for breakthrough insights stems from observing and understanding shoppers in her parents’ store at age five, making her an authentic retail lifer.

Gary Magenta |
Senior Vice President and Chief Change Architect

Gary Magenta is passionate about helping leaders and organizations change their business, transform how they engage their people, and deliver exceptional results.

 

He is the Chief Change Architect of Root Inc., a consulting company that helps the world’s most influential organizations master disruption, activate change, and realize positive results. During his 19 years at Root, Gary has partnered with CEOs and executive teams at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations throughout North America and Europe, bringing a holistic view of their businesses, their people, and the customers they serve.

 

With more than 30 years of business experience, Gary brings a realistic outlook, a focus on results, and a sense of humor that puts things into perspective.

 

Gary is the author of 720 Haircuts — Creating Customer Loyalty that Lasts a Lifetime and The Un-Bossy Boss, as well as the host of the talk show series, The Pot Stirrer. He is a highly sought after international speaker that has been recognized with a Stevie American Business Award for Executive of the Year.

 

He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida, with his wife and has two grown sons. Gary is a Google fanatic and an unapologetic reality show junkie.

Jonathan Kierman |
Principal Strategy and Marketing Consultant

Jonathan Kierman is a veteran retail operations executive with over 25 years in multi-unit and Store Operations experience. He began his retail career after graduating from Arizona State University in Macy’s executive training program and immediately fell in love with retail.

 

After working in various roles at Famous Footwear, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Catherine’s Plus Sizes, Vera Bradley and Jockey International, Jonathan started his own consulting practice where he works with technology partners and retailers on strategies which will improve process and customer experience. Jonathan specializes in Store Operations, Employee Engagement and Talent Development.