LEADERSHIP & ADVISORY BOARD

SwiftIQ uses high scale data processing and machine learning to deliver contextually relevant insights and digital experiences for retailers and brands. The platform unifies and analyzes data primarily from in-store transactions as well as online behavior and third party sources to predict and inform category captains, shopper marketing, assortment, supply chain and content delivery decisions. SwiftIQ’s unique ability to process billions of basket-level transaction records in near real-time and convert that into on-demand mobile visualizations, dayparts, affinities and attribution fosters a new level of retailer/supplier collaboration and innovation.

Since launching its category captain and consumer behavioral analytics platforms in late 2014, SwiftIQ now analyzes over $50 billion in offline, receipt-level point of sale data. The company serves 5 of the global leading category suppliers and several billion-dollar retailers. SwiftIQ, named a Top Innovator twice by DataWeek, has also been recognized by Forrester, Forbes, NACS, ProgressiveGrocer and ComputerWorld for its achievements. 

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Jason Lobel
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Jason is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and leading the business strategy. He brings to this role almost 10 years of investment banking experience, primarily in technology and business services.
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Alex Harvey
Co-Founder, Chief Architect
Alex designed SwiftIQ with a focus on scalability and performance. He is a highly skilled architect with over 20 years of large scale application development amassing experience working for several startups and enterprise clients, such as Disney, Procter and Gamble and McDonalds.
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Massimo Ilario
Co-Founder, Principal Engineer
Massimo is responsible for designing and building the API infrastructure and our highly scalable cloud computing clusters, focusing on performance and reliability. He specializes in web services, machine learning, and distributed computing. An open source software advocate, he brings over 10 years experience developing large software systems for Fortune 100 companies. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science.
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Kevin Poulsen
Co-Founder, Lead UI/UX Architect
Kevin is an all-around software engineer who has built both large-scale enterprise systems and sleek websites and now focuses mainly on front-end technologies. A fan of clean design and elegant interfaces, he draws on more than 15 years of development experience to make products fast and intuitive. Prior to SwiftIQ, Kevin was the Director of Software Development at Spencer Stuart.
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David Purdy
Lead Integration Engineer
As Lead Integration Engineer, David is responsible for getting the incredible amount of data from clients into SwiftIQ's platform accurately, automatically, and with incredible speed. Educated in mathematical and philosophical logic at the University of Chicago, he brings a strong perspective of deeply systemic thinking to every solution. Before SwiftIQ, David worked in the Chicago start-up scene focusing on the intersection of financial data and big data industries.

ADVISORY BOARD

Bill Bishop
Bill Bishop is Founder of Willard Bishop and a recognized thought leader in food and convenience retailing. During his more than 30 years consulting, he specialized in areas as diverse as activity-based costing, used to drive merchandising decisions, to the creation of retail pricing strategies. Since 2011, he’s devoted all of his time to a new business – Brick Meets Click, where the focus is on identifying growth opportunities at the intersection between traditional and online retailing. At Brick Meets Click he serves as the Chief Architect responsible for omnichannel strategy.

Marshall Gibbs
Marshall Gibbs is the COO and CTO for Target Data, the leading marketing services firm focused on connecting brands to consumers during the move life event. Prior to Target Data, Marshall was Chief Technology Officer at Targetbase, where he led the design of integrated marketing solutions for measurable customer engagement. He also served as CTO and CIO at Information Resources, Inc., where he developed a new core technology offering, directed all IT infrastructure, applications development, program portfolios and product/service offering development, and served as GM for the company’s Loyalty Analytics business. Marshall is an author of numerous patents and patents pending in data science for analytics and in transportation systems. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Computer Systems and an M.B.A.

Greg Murtagh
Greg Murtagh is a nationally recognized media industry leader specializing in e-commerce, digital media and omnichannel monetization. A CPG industry veteran with time at Procter & Gamble and Dial Corp., he is Founder and CEO of Seismic Group, a retail eCommerce and media consultancy based in Tampa, FL. His career includes the founding of Triad Retail Media, the company widely credited for creating the eCommerce media business, creating ways for big brands to digitally connect with shoppers via their retail partners' eCommerce sites. He is the recipient of Advertising Age’s prestigious Media Maven award.