CEO & Founder
Tim O’Connor is a vice president in RetailNet Group’s advisory practice, and practice leader of RNG’s Digital Capability Radar service analyzing the technologies that are transforming retail. Other topics on O'Connor’s radar include research and analysis of retail strategy and strategic planning, shopper insights & marketing, private label and retailer merchandising strategies.
O'Connor is an industry analyst and strategist for leading retailers and manufacturers including Walmart, Safeway, Canadian Tire, Walgreens, Office Depot, Coca Cola, Energizer, SC Johnson, and a number of trade associations such as IDDBA and PBBA. His insights on retail competitive dynamics and strategies have been featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times, Toronto Star, Hartford Courant, and FTSE GlobalMarkets.
He has been a featured presenter at the IRI Private Label Conference, OPI Executive Leaders Forum and Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and other retail and CPG industry events. Outside of his speaking schedule, O'Connor is a regular contributor to RNG’s published research and client research projects.
Prior to RNG, O'Connor consulted with MVI, and Cannondale Associates. He also held senior roles in Trade Marketing, Commercial Strategy, Sales Development, and Brand Management, as well as private label, with Diageo, Scott Paper, and Arquest. O'Connor has a BS in Applied Economics and Biology from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Planning from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on a number of non-profit boards and advisory groups.
Speaking at: The store of the future: What retail reinvention will mean for brands and shoppers