Meet our experts

We believe we are only as good as our people. Luckily, our teams are filled with some of the most talented experts imaginable. Our people share a passion for helping clients overcome their hurdles and win in digital commerce every single day.

Jack O'Leary

Jack O'Leary

Head of Advisory
Jack O'Leary
Jack O'Leary
Head of Advisory

Jack O’Leary is Head of Advisory, North America at Edge by Ascential. Jack leads the group’s research on Ecommerce and Digital Ecosystems. Jack's insights on retail, technology, and ecommerce have been featured in the New York Times, Business Insider, Retail Touchpoints, Supermarket News, MarketWatch, GQ Australia, and more. He also piloted and runs the Amazon Monthly Briefing, a webcast series where he presents key developments from Amazon with insights and analysis for brands and retailers operating on or competing with, the platform. Jack received his BS in Finance and Economics from Boston College. 

Nick Everitt

Nick Everitt

Director of Advisory - EMEA
Nick Everitt
Nick Everitt
Director of Advisory - EMEA

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in retail, strategy and insight roles.  As a senior member of our advisory team, he delivers bespoke and tailored projects for our clients, focusing on go-to-market strategies, future retail trends and how to win in an ecommerce-driven world. Prior to joining Edge by Ascential in 2015, Nick spent over 11 years at IGD, where he was Director of Retail Insight and began his career at Tesco and Safeway, in a variety of roles including store location analysis and buying. 

Jill Meng

Jill Meng

Customer Success Director
Jill Meng
Jill Meng
Customer Success Director

Jill is an expert when it comes to analytics, data mining, modeling, and all topics related to retail analytics. She prides herself on anticipating her clients' needs and wants, and delivering those results before they asked for them. Jill has over 12 years of experience with analytics and consulting, with 5 years focused specifically on the ecommerce space in both China and Korea. Prior to her time with Edge by Ascential, Jill was employed with Nielsen Analytical Consulting for 7 years, beyond that Jill boasts 6 years of experience in a biomedical lab. Jill is passionate about helping her clients find success through our data and insights. 

Tom Bentley

Tom Bentley

Senior Insight Manager
Tom Bentley
Tom Bentley
Senior Insight Manager

Tom has over 10 years of experience in Ecommerce across Category Management, Digital Marketing & Sales. Currently, he is helping top FMCG brands drive online sales & share through data. Tom's key customer experience includes L’Oréal, Nestle, Mars, Pepsico, Mondelez, Danone, Tesco and Rakuten Marketplace.

Shiling Koh

Shiling Koh

Senior Insights Manager
Shiling Koh
Shiling Koh
Senior Insights Manager
Shi Ling comes with 10 years of professional marketing research experience with a demonstrated history of working across categories, clients and countries, predominantly in the Customer Insights and Innovation spaces. She has rich experience in helping clients across different industry to turn data and analytics into rich insights, devise strategies to help with their retail business growth.
Karine Lemettre

Karine Lemettre

Insights Manager
Karine Lemettre
Karine Lemettre
Insights Manager

Graduate from the Institut Léonard de Vinci in Courbevoie, France with an MBA in Digital Marketing in 2018, Karine now helps customers to drive their ecommerce business providing key insights and actionable recommendations. 

Robert Gregory

Robert Gregory

Director of Advisory, EMEA 
Robert Gregory
Robert Gregory
Director of Advisory, EMEA 

Robert has over 20 years’ experience in analyzing research trends and is an expert on global trends and the changing retail landscape. Robert previously worked for Retail Intelligence and Mintel’s European retail team. As part of his current role, Robert helps FMCG companies maximize the opportunities by helping them align themselves against future trends. He is a regular contributor to global industry events. 

Michael Rogosa

Michael Rogosa

Director, Advisory North America
Michael Rogosa
Michael Rogosa
Director, Advisory North America

Michael is the Director of Advisory for North America at Edge by Ascential. He supports leading FMCGs and retailers in competitive benchmarking and the development of long term growth strategies with a focus on the “Store of the Future.” Michael is a graduate of Babson College with a concentration in Strategic Management.

Gemma Pinedo of Edge by Ascential

Gemma Pinedo

Director of Ecommerce Advisory, EMEA
Gemma Pinedo of Edge by Ascential
Gemma Pinedo
Director of Ecommerce Advisory, EMEA

Gemma Pinedo is the Director, E-Commerce Advisory EMEA. Gemma is an ecommerce leader with over 15 years' experience in ecommerce business development. Prior to joining PlanetRetail RNG, Gemma led the EMEA Digital Strategy team with Kimberly Clark. 

Hannah Donoghue

Hannah Donoghue

Vice President of Global Advisory
Hannah Donoghue
Hannah Donoghue
Vice President of Global Advisory

Hannah Donoghue is PlanetRetail RNG’s VP, Global Advisory & Education, leading the firm’s global research & advisory work. Hannah graduated from Boston College with a B.A., cum laude, in Economics and Hispanic Studies.

Shyla Killion

Shyla Killion

Director of Ecommerce Advisory, North America
Shyla Killion
Shyla Killion
Director of Ecommerce Advisory, North America

Shyla Killion leads our NA Ecommerce Advisory practice. She is an ecommerce leader with 10 years of experience deploying commercial and operational efforts for the top 20 global markets. She was previously a Sr. Manager, Global Ecommerce at Hasbro.

Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Senior Insight Manager
Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott
Senior Insight Manager

Chris Elliott is an Insight Manager at Edge by Ascential focusing on demonstrating how the group’s portfolio of products can provide value to prospects and clients. Chris is adept at distilling large quantities of data into actionable insight. Chris’s insights and commentary have featured in The Financial Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, BBC, ITV and more.