Advisor board for the Customer Insights Business. This veteran group of retail experts provides guidance in the areas of strategy and business development.
A proven strategist and business advisor, Ms. Martin is a published expert in retail strategy and operations, organizational effectiveness, and complexity reduction. She is currently Director of Global Business Strategy at Google, a Board Member at the San Francisco Ballet, and an Advisory Board Member at Onor. Prior to this, she spent 17 years at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she headed the Retail and Luxury practices group and eventually became Vice President. Ms. Martin received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Hopelain has a track record of helping to build and grow successful businesses and startups. With a solid background in corporate and brand strategy from a combined 12 years at The Boston Consulting Group and Prophet Brand Strategy, she has served on the Advisory Boards of start-ups that provide innovative tools to improve the online customer experience and/or drive in-store sales. In addition to consulting to retail and other clients, she has held leadership roles in multi-channel retailers, Patagonia and Illuminations. Today, Ms Hopelain leads boutique brand consultancy, Pure Gravy LLC and Brand Amplitude LLC, a custom qualitative and quantitative insights firm. She is also on the Marketing faculty at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and serves as the undergraduate faculty advisor for Marketing.
With over 20 years of experience in the retail industry, Ms. Carr was most recently the President of the Handbag Division at Nine West Group (fka The Jones Group). Previously, she has held executive leadership roles at Safeway, Gap Inc., Coach, and Ghurka. Ms. Carr holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.