Cheryl Sullivan, chief product officer for Dallas, Texas-based Symphony RetailAI, a global provider of integrated AI-powered marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has been named to RIS News’ Influentials 2021: Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail.
The annual recognition highlights executives who are shaping the retail industry and their companies through the strategic use of technology.
For more than 30 years, Sullivan has led teams that design technology that has redefined and elevated the supply chain, marketing and merchandising functions for hundreds of thousands of retailers and CPG manufacturers around the world. She joined Symphony RetailAI this year as the company’s first chief product officer, leading product strategy and management in lockstep with the marketing organization.
In this role, Sullivan is responsible for defining and developing leading-edge innovations to solve the ever-changing challenges of today’s retailers while predicting the future needs of tomorrow’s shopper.
“Cheryl has a track record of developing impactful technology that solves business problems and modernizes business processes,” said Chris Koziol, CEO of Symphony RetailAI. “Since joining the company, Cheryl has finessed an integrated strategy for our product and marketing teams, which has fostered an immense amount of clarity into those organizations. This unified approach has spurred even more agility for us. Today’s retailers and CPG brands are hyper-focused on preparing for and responding to sudden and significant changes across their supply chain and retail operations – and we are innovating every day to be sure our AI-enabled solutions allow them to meet the evolving needs of consumers.”
Sullivan’s leadership is ensuring that new innovation at Symphony RetailAI is end-to-end in nature and customer-centric at its core. This includes using artificial intelligence to influence decisions made related to the supply chain, distributed order management, demand forecasting, store design, assortment management and space optimization.
“Cheryl has reinvigorated our company’s commitment to innovation, and we congratulate her on this recognition,” said Koziol.
View RIS News’ interactive feature story to learn more about Sullivan and this year’s other Influentials.