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

Krystina Gustafson

SVP, Content

Katie Dominesey

SVP, Commercial

Kim Mancuso

VP, Community Development

Meredith Hamilton

VP of Community Development, Retail Meetups

Usha James

VP of Operations

Chris McConnell

Director of Program Management

Brandon Gamble

VP, Creative

Price Padgett

VP of Marketing

Pablo Escobar

HR Business Partner


Francesca De Francesco

Speaker Logistics Manager

Ryan Hopkins

VP, Video and New Media

Joe Laszlo

VP, Content

Rocquan Lucas

Content Director

HG O'Connell

Assistant Content Director

Deb Sperling

Content Manager

Rich Wojcicki

Post Production Editor


Danny Eyzaguirre

Director of Business Development

Stacy Gellman

Sales Director

Moises Irizarry

Sales Development Assistant

Marc Miller

Director Of Business Development

Nadia Sikander

Account Executive

Evan Speight

Account Executive

Alexandra Wurster

VP, Sales

Marketing & Community Development

Isabel Cajulis

Community Development Manager

Angela Cestero

Community Development Manager

Haley Cohen

Community Development Manager

Clare Corden

Community Development Associate

Rodan Ghebre

Community Development Manager

Mallory Msallek

Office Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Molly Paprota

Senior Marketing Manager

Michael Phillips

Audience Development Manager

Bree Vaughn

Marketing Manager


Sorah Choi

Event Logistics Manager

Daniel DeNino

Registration Coordinator

Ariel Kovlakas

Event Logistics Manager

Amanda Pope

Tech Programs Coordinator

Nalicia Ramdyal

Customer Success Specialist

Anna Rubenstein


Joseph Scalzo

Director of Operations

Aarlene Vielot

Event Logistics Coordinator

Design & Web Development

Paul Denisevich

Web Software Engineer

Natascha Johnson

Art Director

Stefon Kelly

Senior Graphic Designer

Dawn Obeso

Graphic Designer


Cheryl Bonanno

Financial Controller

Joseph Brennan

Financial Analyst

Keisha Phipps

Credit Control Specialist

Meet Our Advisory Board

Anshu Bhardwaj

SVP, Technology Strategy & Commercialization


Prama Bhatt

Chief Digital Officer

Ulta Beauty

Ray Cao

Startup Founder Advisor


Charlie Cole



Sarah Engel

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief People Officer

January Digital

Vidya Jwala



Stuart Landesberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Grove Collaborative

Sonja Moosburger

Managing Director, MediaMarktSaturn N3XT


Barkha Saxena

Chief Data Officer


Ethelbert Williams

Head of eCommerce, US Customer Development

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

JuE Wong



Krystina Gustafson

SVP Content & Board Chairperson