TPG Role:

John is a Partner in The Partnering Group consulting with Retailers and Manufacturers.

Partner Capabilities and Experience:

John consults with many of the industry’s top retailers and suppliers across various channels in the areas of Shopper Insights driven Category Management, Shopper Marketing, Promotion Effectiveness, Loyalty Marketing, Competency Development, and Organizational Design.

John  specializes in helping companies leverage their existing resources and capabilities, enhance and developing new capabilities, and link quantifiable benefits to the bottom line of the organization.

Some of John’s more recent engagements include:

  • Category Management Foundation Development and Experiential Pilots
  • Loyalty Marketing  
  • Joint Value Creation
  • Strategy Development
  • Shopper Insights Development and Business Analytics
  • Retail Merchandising and Marketing Training  

Partner Industry Experience:

Prior to joining TPG, John’s career spanned over 20 years with leading retailers such as Walgreen’s, Giant Food, and a variety of executive positions within Ahold USA.  He was also nominated to participate in the inaugural session of the Ahold Retail Academy at Cornell’s Food Industry Management Program.

On the industry stage, John chaired ECR Category Management Committee, led the Retail Commission on Shopper Marketing, and has been a speaker at numerous industry conferences.

Partner Education:

John holds a Business Degree from Illinois State University College of Business.

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Retail Consulting and Training
  • Manufacturer Consulting  and Training


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