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Retail Solutions Expands Executive Ranks as Big-Data Company Gears Up For More Growth

Company Adds New CMO; GM for Business Development & Innovation; and Chief Scientist to Deepen Focus on Marketing, New Solutions for Global Client Base

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Solutions Inc., the leading provider of retail-data technology for the consumer-products industry, has hired several new executives to deepen its product, data and marketing functions. The fast-growing, Silicon Valley company helps makers of consumer goods and retailers to work collaboratively to gain new insights around inventory management, product promotions and customer demand to significantly boost product sales.

The new hires include Chief Marketing Officer Marie Amoruso Jackson, a 12-year marketing veteran at Apple Inc. who was most recently a senior vice-president at LiveOps, and General Manager for Business Development & Innovation Michael Quinn. Quinn previously worked in key brand-management roles at PepsiCo and later helped build digital-media start-ups, including VuCast Media and Premier Retail Networks. PRN was acquired by Thomson SA in 2005.

Steve Antos is RSi's new chief scientist. Antos worked early in his career at Bell Labs, where he built the first call-detail, transaction-based data mining function for AT&T Consumer Services. Later, while a senior vice president at analytics and consulting firm SymphonyIRI Group, he developed the industry's first data-analytic capabilities for retail consumer loyalty data. At RSi, he will expand the current data-analysis efforts and create new applications for marketing and sales.

"I'm a data geek," said Antos, who holds a Ph.D. in quantitative human behavioral analysis from the University of Illinois, where he also was an assistant professor. "I'm all about anything that creates real value from data analysis. And nobody else in the consumer-goods market is doing the type of real-time work RSi is doing."

Antos, Jackson and Quinn "are all top-notch thinkers and execution experts who have worked at the intersection of retail and consumer products, and all of them will help RSi create deeper and better applications for customers as data becomes more and more central in defining the retailing experience," said RSi Chairman and Chief Executive Jonathan Golovin. "I am thrilled to have them all on board and am already excited about their contributions."

RSi has experienced rapid revenue growth over the last three years and was recently named, for the third year in a row, to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company this year expanded its footprint in Europe with new offices in the UK, Germany and Russia, and it will soon begin doing business in Mexico. 

About Retail Solutions
Retail Solutions is the leading provider of technology that helps consumer-product companies derive value from retailer data. The company's comprehensive suite of software-as-a-service solutions gives manufacturers up-to-the-minute product and demand visibility from the warehouse to the store shelf to the shopper, leading to increased sales and better inventory management. Retail Solutions' platform is trusted by more than 500 global companies including 3M, Abbott, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer, Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox, Heineken, H-P, Kraft, Nestle, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough and Unilever. For more information, visit www.retailsolutions.com.

CONTACT:
Rebecca Buckman
The Buckman Group / for Retail Solutions
becky@thebuckmangroup.com
650-703-0364

SOURCE Retail Solutions Inc.

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