The 2017 Retail Innovator Awards Ceremony is taking place on May 10, 2017 at 4 PM during #RIC17!

  • In its fourth year, the Retail Innovator Award program is recognizing retail executives who are focused on driving change and positive disruption using innovative strategies and technologies.

    A few of last year’s winners included:

    • Barry Beck, Founder and COO, Bluemercury/span>
    • Kevin Lavelle, Founder and CEO, Mizzen+Main/span>
    • Angela Gearhart, Sr. Director, Store Experience, Sleep Number/span>
    • Faisal Masud, EVP, Global E-Commerce, Staples/span>

    During the award ceremony, winners share success stories and videos showcasing their innovation strategies in action./span>

    View the entire list of 2016 winners below and make sure you’re at #RIC17 where the 2017 winners will share their inspirational innovation success stories!

  • Retail Innovator Awards

2016 Award Winners

  • ria_2016_morgan

    Morgan Hermand-Waich
    Founder & CEO, Adore Me

    ria_2016_kimKeating

    Kim Keating
    Assistant VP, Digital Engagement Strategy, AT&T Operations

    ria_2016_chrisPurkey

    Chris Purkey
    VP, Gearhead Operations, Backcountry.com

    ria_2016_barryBeck

    Barry Beck
    Founder & COO, Bluemercury

    ericGrosse

    Eric Grosse
    CEO, Chairish

    ria_2016_jenniferWang

    Jennifer Wang
    Co-Founder, Dealmoon.com

    ria_2016_maryHolahan

    Mary Holahan
    Digital Marketing Manager, Dick’s Sporting Goods

    ria_2016_danaSchwartz

    Dana Schwartz
    Director of Marketing and eCommerce, ECCO

    ria_2016_johnNeblett

    Josh Neblett
    Co-Founder and CEO, etailz

    ria_2016_cathyPryor

    Cathy Pryor
    SVP, Store Operations, Hibbett Sports

    ria_2016_nadiaShour

    Nadia Shouraboura
    CEO, Hointer

    ria_2016_shawnCoombs

    Shawn Coombs
    Director of Product Management, Home Depot

    ria_2016_ryanCraver

    Ryan Craver
    President and CEO, Lamour/Trimfit

    ria_2016_shawnNelson

    Shawn Nelson
    CEO of Lovesac

    ria_2016_gihadJawhar

    Gihad Jawhar
    VP, Digital, Lowes

    Michael Moore
    CMO, Lowes Foods

    ria_2016_kevinLavelle

    Kevin Lavelle
    Founder/CEO, Mizzen+Main

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    Jason Richard
    CIO, Lucky Brand

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    ria_2016_leeSummers

    Lee Summers
    Marketing/Technology Manager, Nebraska Furniture Mart

     

     

    ria_2016_paulCarroll

    Paul Carroll
    VP, Digital and eCommerce Creative, New York and Company

     

     

    ria_2016_yaelAflaio

    Yael Aflalo
    Founder and CEO, Reformation

     

     

    ria_2016_mikeKaranik

    Mike Karanikolas
    Co-Founder and Co-CEO, REVOLVE Clothing

     

     

    ria_2016_keithKlug

    Keith Klug
    Director of Energy, Sears Holdings

     

     

    ria_2016_angelaGearheart

    Angela Gearhart
    Senior Director, Store Experience, Sleep Number by Select Comfort

     

     

    ria_2016_egilMoller

    Egil Moller Nielsen
    SVP, eCommerce, SmartCentres, Inc.

     

     

    ria_2016_scottPalmer

    Scott Palmer
    COO, Spikeball

     

     

    ria_2016_steveFoust

    Steve Foust
    VP, Marketing, Spiraledge

     

     

    ria_2016_faisalMusad

    Faisal Masud
    EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Staples

     

     

    ria_2016_jackO

    Jack Ojalvo
    CEO, Supplementer.com

     

     

    ria_2016_bridgetBurns

    Bridget Burns
    Social Media Strategist, TOMS of Maine

     

     

    ria_2016_jerryHum

    Jerry Hum
    Co-Founder & CEO, Touch of Modern

     

     

    ria_2016_johnHazen

    John Hazen
    VP, Omnichannel and Digital Innovation, True Religion

     

     

    ria_2016_marciZaroff

    Marci Zaroff
    Founder, Under the Canopy

     

     

    Patrick Walsh
    COO, VILLA

     

     

    ria_2016_simonRodriguez

    Simon Rodrigue
    SVP eCommerce, Walmart Canada

     

     

    ria_2016_jimBrett

    Jim Brett,
    President, West Elm