The List 2017 honorees are a dynamic group of innovators, propelling the retail industry forward. From an 11-year-old beverage entrepreneur to a seasoned retail veteran with over five decades in the industry, our 25 honorees are a celebration of the inspirational people impacting retail.

Meet The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2017

 

THE DISRUPTORS

True originals who rock the boat with ideas so crazy they just might work.

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BRAD BOGOLEA
Co-founder & CEO
Simbe Robotics

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ANTHONY BRUCE
Co-founder & CEO
Applied Predictive Technologies

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CHRISTINE HUNSICKER
Founder & CEO
Gwynnie Bee

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DOMINIK RICHTER
Founder & CEO
HelloFresh Global

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TRISTAN WALKER
Founder & CEO
Walker and Company Brands

THE DREAMERS

Rising stars who might be light on experience, but their heart, energy and passion inspire everyone around them.

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STEFANIE BOTELHO
Founder & CEO
Fitzroy Toys

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CHIEH HUANG
Co-founder & CEO
Boxed Wholesale

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MICHELLE LAM
Co-founder & CEO
True&Co.

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KAVITA SHUKLA
Inventor & Founder
FreshPaper

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MIKAILA ULMER
Founder & CEO
Me & The Bees Lemonade

THE GIVERS

Inspirational change-makers and big-hearted optimists who make retail shine as a force for good.

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EMILY AVEDIKIAN
Founder & Director
Keeps Boutique at The Gatehouse

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JAMES BRETT
President
West Elm

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ROSLYN S. JAFFE
Co-founder, Secretary & Director Emeritus
Ascena Retail Group

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DREW ANN LONG
Inventor
Caroline’s Cart
 

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MONIKA WIELA
CEO & Founder
Give Back Box®

THE INFLUENCERS

Champions of retail bridge the gap between the industry and the rest of the world. These honorees don't work in retail but they're sure helping it evolve.

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LISA CLYDE
Global Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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JASON GOLDBERG
SVP, Content & Commerce
SapientRazorfish

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DAVID LAWENDA
Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions – US
Facebook

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WENDY LIEBMANN
Founder, CEO & Chief Shopper
WSL Strategic Retail

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PHIL WAHBA
Senior Writer
Fortune

THE POWER PLAYERS

Fearless leaders never shy away from what others may see as insurmountable challenges. These top retail executives have more than just elite status—they have vision, passion and heart.

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SCOTT DAHNKE
Global Co-CEO
L Catterton

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KEVIN HOFMANN
President, Online &
Chief Marketing Officer
The Home Depot

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STEVEN LOWY
Co-CEO
Westfield Corporation

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TONI M. MILLER
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Boscov’s Department Store, LLC

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MARISA THALBERG
Chief Marketing Officer
Taco Bell Corp.