Bernie Brennan is a consultant and investor in retail-related technology. He has served in a number of roles over thirty years in the retail industry, with seventeen of them as Chairman and CEO of Montgomery Ward, Sav-A-Stop Inc., and Household Merchandising. Brennan is a former Chairman of the National Retail Federation and earned the Gold Medal Award as Retailer of the Year.
Lori Schafer is the Executive Advisor for Retail at SAS Institute. Schafer, an entrepreneur with twenty-five years of experience in retail and consumer-packaged goods' technology, began her career at The Procter & Gamble Company. She was CEO of Marketmax, Inc., prior to its acquisition by SAS in 2003 when she became Vice President of SAS Global Retail. She serves on the board of directors of several retail and technology companies as well as the National Retail Federation.