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The CPG Guys

The CPG Guys

CPG commerce industry icon Sri Rajagopalan, consumer loyalty expert Peter V.S. Bond & retail shopper marketing legend Bryan Gildenberg explore how brands and retailers understand and engage with consumers in-store, online and everywhere in between.

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Feb. 17, 2024

Serial Entrepreneurism with Happy’s Craig Dubitsky

The CPG Guys are joined by Craig Dubitsky, a serial entrepreneur who created Eis Lip Blam, Hello oral care products and now happy Coffee (along with actor Robert Downey Jr.) Follow Craig on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.…
Feb. 9, 2024

Retail Media Trends Survey with P2PI's Cyndi Loza

The CPG Guys welcome Cyndi Loza, Managing Editor - Member Content at Path to Purchase Institute, which offers consumer product marketing executives and brandmanagers a holistic, 360-degree view of the shopper journey. Follow…
Feb. 3, 2024

Omnichannel Leadership with Cornell's Dan Hooker & Karan Girotra and Kellanova's Clare Galvão

The CPG Guys were joined for this episode by Karan Girotra, the Charles H. Dyson Family Professor of Management at Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business, Dan Hooker, Senior Lecturer & Executive Education Program…
Jan. 31, 2024

Handicapping Conferences & Industry Events

The CPG Guys review 11 major industry conferences & events to help our audience understand the attendee archetypes, subjects and format to help them make judicious decisions about investing in these open industry venues for …
Jan. 27, 2024

Identity, Connectivity and Personalization With LiveRamp's Kevin Dunn

The CPG Guys welcome Kevin Dunn from LiveRamp to discuss the changing world f identity in personalized marketing, including LiveRamp's recent acquisition of clean room provider Habu. LiveRamp enables companies and their part…
Jan. 24, 2024

Building a Midwest Beverage Business with Top Note's Mary Pellettieri

The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Mary Pellettieri, co-founder and CEO of La Pavia Beverage Inc., maker of the Top Note Tonics brand of mid-calorie soft drinks and mixers. This episode is sponsored by the Cornell Jo…

About the Hosts

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Sean Halter

Host - “CPG Bites”

Sean is the host of the weekly video series “CPG Bites” which appears on the CPG Guys LinkedIn page every Monday. He is the CEO & Founder of MiO Marketplace, the leading media intelligence tool for buyers & sellers of media. Sean also Principal at Connectivity Holdings which invests in emerging companies in the digital, data science, media and marketing landscapes. Sean hosts two notable podcasts: “The CMO Suite” and “Social Barbarians.”

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Sri Rajagopalan

Co-Founder & co-Host

Sri Rajagopalan has over 30 years of leadership experience at Fortune 500 companies, overseeing eCommerce and P&L for some of the most recognizable CPG brands in the world.
He has worked as Senior Vice President of eCommerce & Digital Sales at Revlon, Vice President of eCommerce & New Business Models at Johnson & Johnson, and General Manager of Sales & eCommerce at PepsiCo.

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Bryan Gildenberg

Host - The Gildenberg Omnicomment

Bryan Gildenberg is the host of "the Gildenberg Omnicomment," a weekly video series appearing Thursdays on The CPG Guys LinkedIn page. He is the founder & CEO of Confluencer Commerce. Previously, he served as the SVP, Commerce, for the Omnicom Commerce Group (OCG), a community of best in class consultancy, creativity and capability in retail, shopper and commerce marketing, focused on driving sales growth through increased conversion. Prior to Omnicom Bryan led global retail research for Kantar’s retail practice. His perspective has been featured on broadcast media such as CNBC, Fox Business, and the BBC, and he is frequently cited in a range of U.S. and global business publications. An engaging speaker, Bryan has addressed thousands of industry/corporate meetings over his near 25-year career. A particular area of focus for Bryan is the US drugstore channel and he has significant expertise in the marriage between retail and healthcare. Bryan has been a frequent speaker at major drugstore industry events and has a long-standing partnership with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

Bryan earned an MBA summa cum laude from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. He is currently locked in his home in New Jersey.

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Jeff Malmad

Host - The Mindshare Retail Media Minute

As Head of Global Commerce at Mindshare North America, Malmad helps brands understand the opportunity that emerging technology and connected devices present and pioneers the latest programs in mobile technology. His mobile-first view drives strategy and innovation across the Mindshare NA client base​; Mindshare has been awarded Mobile Marketing Association’s Global Mobile Agency of the Year twice in the last three years alone, on top of honors such as Adweek’s Media Plan of the Year Awards, IAB MIXX Awards, Mobile Marketer’s Agency of the Year, and more.

Throughout his career, Malmad has showcased his passion for digital. He joined Mindshare from Joule, a WPP subsidiary where he led marketing programs for Dell and Unilever. Previously, he built integrated programs based on consumer insights at MediaCom and separately developed sponsorship programs at startup 24/7 Media for clients such as Comedy Central, AT&T, and Yahoo!.

Malmad holds a BA from Ohio State University, and is a member of the 4As Mobile Task Force. A respected industry thought leader, he’s presented for numerous conferences from Advertising Week, IAB, MediaPost, and the 4As. His insights on mobile technology and marketer opportunities have been featured in Advertising Age, Adweek, Financial Times, Mashable, Entrepreneur, and more.

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Andrea K. Leigh

Fresh 4 Co-Host

Andrea Leigh is the founder & CEO of Allume Group. She is an eCommerce strategist and enthusiast. With over 20 years of eCommerce experience working with thousands of brands, her deep expertise has unlocked sustainable growth opportunities for brands of all sizes. A ten-year former senior executive at Amazon, she led over 15 product categories, helped launch Amazon’s automated pricing system and CRaP (Can’t Realize any Profit) programs, and ran Amazon Prime for Amazon Canada. She is a recognized thought leader in the commerce industry and a frequent keynote speaker at various conferences and corporate events.

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Peter V.S. Bond

Co-Founder & Co-Host

Peter is the Partnership Acceleration Lead at Flywheel Digital, the leading global, real-time platform that powers eCommerce.. Previously, Peter held leadership roles at Fetch Rewards, PowerReviews, CVS Health, dunnhumby, IRi and priceline.com. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a MBA from The Stern School of Business at New York University and Executive Education Certificates from the Business Schools at Columbia University and Cornell University.

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Melissa Burdick

Fresh 4 Co-Host

Melissa Burdick is the President of Pacvue and is an expert in designing for online and e-Commerce marketing strategies. A 10-year Amazon veteran, Ms. Burdick helped launch the Amazon CPG/Health & Beauty retail business, building a business from the ground up with an evolving strategy to sell profitably online. She was an early leader of the Amazon Media Group, launching the first vendor display video ad, and developed and grew the Amazon advertising business. Ms. Burdick is well known as an e-Commerce thought leader, Forbes Agency Council member, and participates as a speaker at e-Commerce conferences and industry podcasts.