Ari is Head of Industry, Retail, for Google, where he manages a team of analysts and sales consultants who provide marketing solutions to big box and department store retailers. His team partners with clients’ c-suites and marketing, merchandising, IT, store experience, and customer experience teams, helping retailers adapt to a world where the distinction between online and offline media and shopping is fundamentally and rapidly changing. In his ten years at Google Ari has worked with retailers like Home Depot, JCPenney, Lowe’s, Pier One, Rooms to Go, and many others.
Prior to Google Ari worked in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his MBA from the UGA’s Terry College of Business.
Ari is originally from Charleston, SC and now lives in Atlanta with his wife, his three- and five-year-old daughters, and their ferocious seven-pound Shih Tzu Lily.
Cristina is the Group Vice President, Leadership Development & Learning Strategy at Truist.