CEO & Founder,
Retail Performance Solutions
Tim O’Connor is the CEO & founder of Retail Performance Solutions, a retail and consumer goods analysis and advisory practice. RPS specializes in the drivers of change for retail, disruptive technologies and insights that drive company Go-to-Market strategies.
As an industry analyst and strategist Tim has advised leading retailers and manufacturers including Walmart, Safeway, Canadian Tire, Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, Hallmark, SC Johnson, as well as industry associations such as COPA, OPI, GS1, IDDBA and PBBA. Tim’s insights on retail competitive dynamics and strategies have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times, Toronto Star, Hartford Courant, IDDBA What’s In Store and FTSE GlobalMarkets.
In addition to frequent client events Tim has been a featured presenter for the recent OPI Global Executive Forum and Path2Purchase Institute Conferences, as well as GMDC, the Shopper Marketing Forum, Canadian Office Products Association, IRI Private Label Conference, and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
Tim background was developed in senior roles in Trade Marketing, Commercial Strategy, Sales Development, and Brand Management, as well as private label, with Diageo, Scott Paper, and Arquest. Tim 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. Tim also serves on a number of non-profit boards and advisory groups. He lives with his wife Beth in Bridgeport, CT.