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.

Leadership Team

Sophie Wawro

Global President

Krystina Gustafson

SVP, Content

Katie Dominesey

SVP, Commercial

Price Padgett

VP of Marketing

Meredith Hamilton

VP of Community Development, Retail Meetups

Usha James

VP of Operations

Brandon Gamble

VP, Creative

Pablo Escobar

HR Business Partner


Joe Laszlo

VP, Content

Rocquan Lucas

Content Director

HG O'Connell

Assistant Content Director


Danny Eyzaguirre

Director of Business Development

Stacy Gellman

Sales Director

Christopher Guzman

Sales Support Assistant

Rebecca Harvey

Sales Manager, New Business

Melissa Kroc

Account Executive

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

Marketing & Community Development

Emily Bowen

Customer Success & Networking Programs

Isabel Cajulis

Director, Retailers & Brands

Angela Cestero

Senior Manager, Retailers & Brands

Haley Cohen

Senior Manager, Retailers & Brands

Lindsay Deitchman

Community Development Manager

Rodan Ghebre

Community Development Operations Manager

Vera Goodman

Attendee Sales Manager

Molly Paprota

Senior Marketing Manager

Michael Phillips

Audience Development Manager

Bree Vaughn

Marketing Manager

Daniella Zoeller

Manager, Customer Success & Networking Programs


Marieke Bauer

Events Logistics Coordinator

Sorah Choi

Event Logistics Manager

Jasmin Chung

Director of Operations

Daniel DeNino

Registration Coordinator

Ariel Kovlakas

Event Logistics Manager

Ava Kovlakas

Sponsor Logistics Coordinator

Jake McCloskey

Senior Sponsor Logistics Manager

Verleen Philogene

Office Manager

Amanda Pope

Tech Programs Coordinator

Nalicia Ramdyal

Customer Success Specialist

Anna Rubenstein


Aarlene Vielot

Event Manager, Registration

Design & Web Development

Paul Denisevich

Full Stack Software Engineer

Natascha Johnson

Art Director

Stefon Kelly

Senior Graphic Designer

Dawn Obeso

Graphic Designer


Edward Bishop

Regional Finance Director

Cheryl Bonanno

Financial Controller

Joseph Brennan

Financial Analyst