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IRI Enhances Beverly A. Grant’s Role to Include Client Strategy in Addition to Leading Retail Solutions

Grant Brings Extensive Depth and Breadth of Leadership Experience in Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration and Unique Client Development Domain Expertise

CHICAGO, April 12, 2013 – SymphonyIRI Group, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced today that it has enhanced Beverly A. Grant’s role to now include chief client strategy officer in addition to her current duties as president of Retail Solutions. She reports to Andrew Appel, president and chief executive officer, SymphonyIRI.

“Since joining us last year, Beverly has been a great asset to SymphonyIRI, and her proven track record as a strategist makes her ideally suited to take our client engagement model to the next level,” says Appel. “She has a vast amount of client experience, interactions and relationships and is the right leader to help us accelerate growth for our CPG and retail partners.”

Before joining SymphonyIRI, Grant spent 26 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles, including vice president, general manager and chief channel officer, North America Grocery Channel; and global business director of Beauty, Market Strategy and Planning, Food, Beverage and Pet Nutrition. 

Most recently, she led Procter & Gamble’s $8.5 billion retail grocery business, which is a recognized leader in traditional retailer category management and the emerging discipline of shopper execution. 

“I’m thrilled to take on this new role at SymphonyIRI and tap into my broad experience in the CPG space,” says Grant. “In today’s economic climate, it’s extremely important to have the right strategy in place, and I look forward to working with our clients more closely and delivering the solutions and insights they need to succeed.”

"Beverly's involvement with our client teams will help improve dramatically the caliber of our offerings and elevate our ability to serve clients with distinction,” adds Piyush Chaudhari, president of the Americas and Global Strategy, SymphonyIRI."

About SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.
SymphonyIRI Group is a global leader in innovative solutions and services for the CPG, retail and over-the-counter healthcare industries.  SymphonyIRI uniquely combines powerful market and shopper information, predictive analytics, flexible technology solutions and consulting services to help its clients drive and grow their businesses.  For more information, visit: http://www.SymphonyIRI.com.
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SymphonyIRI Group Contacts:
John McIndoe
E-mail: John.McIndoe@SymphonyIRI.com
Phone: (312) 474-3862                                            

Shelley Hughes
E-mail: Shelley.Hughes@SymphonyIRI.com
Phone: (312) 474-3675

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