Our attendees tell us each year that Shoptalk is the retail industry’s best event, consistently describing their experience as amazing, educational, energizing, exciting, insightful, inspiring, productive and fun. Held annually in Las Vegas, Shoptalk is an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. The event provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network, collaborate and evolve.

Shoptalk was founded in 2015 by Anil D. Aggarwal and Simran Rekhi Aggarwal and acquired in 2019 by Hyve Group, plc.


Sophie Wawro

Global President

Krystina Gustafson

SVP, Content

Price Padgett

VP of Marketing

Meredith Hamilton

VP of Community Development, Retail Meetups

Usha James

VP of Operations

Edward Bishop

Regional Finance Director

Kim Chase

Head of HR

Brandon Gamble

VP, Creative


Rosanna Chan

Speaker Logistics Manager

Joe Laszlo

VP, Content

Rocquan Lucas

Content Director

Ben Miller

Director of Original Content

HG O'Connell

Assistant Content Director

Alexa Tietjen

Content Director

Retailers & Brands

Isabel Cajulis

Director, Retailers & Brands

Angela Cestero

Senior Manager, Retailers & Brands

Andrew Morales

Senior Manager Retailer Brands & Partnerships


Jared Chapman

Investor & Startup Community Manager

Danny Eyzaguirre

Director of Business Development

Stacy Gellman

Sales Director

Adam Houston

VP Enterprise Sales

Marc Miller

Director Of Business Development

Gabby Picca

Sales Development and Customer Service Rep

Meghan Rath

VP of Strategic Accounts

Evan Speight

Account Executive

Alexandra Wurster

VP, Sales

Attendee Experience

Emily Bowen

Customer Success & Networking Programs

Haley Cohen

Attendee Experience & Community Development

Lindsay Deitchman

Community Development Manager

Rodan Ghebre

Community Development Operations Manager

Dina Litwinsky

Attendee Experience Manager

Nalicia Ramdyal

Customer Success Specialist

Dasha Schwartz

Attendee Experience Manager

Brooke Yellen

Attendee Experience Manager

Marketing & Tech

Paul Denisevich

Full Stack Software Engineer, Web

Natascha Johnson

Art Director

Stefon Kelly

Senior Graphic Designer

Dawn Obeso

Graphic Designer

Molly Paprota

Senior Marketing Manager

Michael Phillips

Audience Development Manager

Amanda Pope

Tech Programs Coordinator

Blake Prentiss

Lead Service Desk Engineer

Bree Vaughn

Marketing Manager


Marieke Bauer

Events Logistics Coordinator

Sorah Choi

Senior Event Logistics Manager

Jasmin Chung

Director of Operations

Ariel Kovlakas

Event Logistics Manager

Ava Kovlakas

Sponsor Logistics Coordinator

Jake McCloskey

Senior Sponsor Logistics Manager

Verleen Philogene

Office Manager & Admin Assistant

Aarlene Vielot

Event Manager, Registration


Aaron Craft

Senior Finance Data Analyst

Vanessa Lawrence-Fulton

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Carl Napoleon

Procurement Manager

Kayan Williston-Lisle

Accounts Payable Specialist