SOURCE: PivotLink


December 09, 2013 09:30 ET

PivotLink Appoints Industry Leaders to Retail Advisory Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) -  PivotLink, the leading provider of retail marketing intelligence and analytic applications, today announced the formation of its Retail Advisory Group comprised of industry experts with retail and marketing experience at organizations such as Chico's FAS, Barnes & Noble, Avon Products, STORES Media, Gump's,, The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma and Levi Strauss & Co. 

The Retail Advisory Group will advise on trends and emerging opportunities in the retail sector, provide feedback on product innovations, and help expand PivotLink's retail network.

"PivotLink is committed to helping retailers attract, retain and win-back customers by driving actionable insights from their data," said Bruce Armstrong. "Gary, Shelley and Susan bring a wealth of experience to PivotLink, and we're already exchanging ideas about exciting new ways retailers can use Marketing Intelligence to become more competitive and profitable."

Founding members of the PivotLink Retail Advisory Group include:

Gary A. King, former Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Chico's FAS. Gary King brings global experience and a reputation for delivering enhanced company results through the strategic implementation of organizational, technology and process transformation. King most recently served as EVP and CIO of Chico's FAS, a specialty retailer of private branded clothing and accessories. Previously, King served as CIO for Barnes & Noble; EVP of Operations and CTO for; and VP of Global Information Technology for Avon Products, Inc. (United Kingdom). King is a member of the Board of Directors/Advisory Boards for the Center for Supply Chain Management at the University of Florida and Trident Capital.

Shelley Nandkeolyar, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of home décor etailer The Ivory Company ( and Board Member Emeritus, Nandkeolyar brings 25+ years of experience as an executive building multi-channel consumer brands and leading them into the digital age. Nandkeolyar most recently served as Interim CEO of luxury retailer Gump's. He has launched and scaled several e-commerce and multi-channel businesses for iconic brands such as Levi Strauss & Co., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Home Depot Direct Brands and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Susan Reda, Editor, STORES Media ( With nearly 30 years of reporting on the retail industry, Susan Reda, Editor of STORES Media, has covered everything from the early days of to the changes being shaped today by the impact of mobile and social. At STORES, Susan oversees all aspects of editorial and writes most of the cover stories that appear in the magazine. Over the years she has reported on business strategies, emerging retail technologies and customer trends.


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PivotLink is the leading provider of retail analytic applications delivered as software as a service (SaaS). PivotLink's on-demand marketing intelligence solutions offer business users a comprehensive view of omni-channel consumer behavior, customer segment performance, marketing program effectiveness and marketing portfolio attribution. PivotLink serves retail and retail-related customers such as: Car Toys, Freshpair, Kelly-Moore, Party City, Rossignol, Shaklee, Timbuk2 and Total Hockey. PivotLink is a privately held company backed by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Pelion Venture Partners. Visit, follow @PivotLink at and

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