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IRI Appoints Carrie Shea as Managing Partner of Growth Consulting

Shea Brings More than 25 Years of Growth Strategy Consulting Experience to IRI

CHICAGO — July 25, 2019 — IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced that Carrie Shea has joined the company as managing partner of Growth Consulting for IRI Strategic Analytics.

In her new role, Shea will work with partners to advance IRI’s expanding Growth Consulting practice, which is focused on combining IRI granular data and advanced analytics with strategic thinking to identify sustainable and profitable organic and acquisition growth opportunities.

“Carrie is joining us at a truly exciting time, as our Strategic Analytics group continues to bring revolutionary offerings and innovative thinking to CPGs and retailers looking for sustained, profitable growth,” said Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, president of IRI Strategic Analytics. “Her expertise in growth strategy consulting combined with IRI’s big data and technology will ensure her success in developing practical insights and actionable recommendations.”

With more than 25 years of growth strategy and due diligence consulting experience for consumer products, retail, manufacturing and private equity industries, Shea has vast expertise in building demand-based growth strategies, leveraging qualitative and quantitative consumer and shopper insights, real-time social media insights and syndicated data.

Before joining IRI, Shea served as president and chief transformation officer of North America for Ipsos, a Paris-based global market research firm. Earlier in her career, Shea co-founded and was the chief executive officer for Griffin Strategic Advisors, an award-winning growth strategy boutique, which was acquired by Acosta. Prior to that, Shea led the global strategy practice at Archstone Consulting, as well as serving as a partner at A.T. Kearney and a principal at The Cambridge Group.

“IRI is a leader in delivering powerful brand, market, consumer and shopper information along with predictive insights that lead to accelerated growth,” said Shea. “I am very excited to join this cutting-edge team and am committed to applying my experience to help IRI further advance our clients’ growth strategy activities.”

Shea is active in the Chicago area, having served on boards for the Joffrey Ballet, the American Cancer Society of Chicago and the International Association of Botanical Gardens. She is also a member of the Economics Club of Chicago and The Chicago Club. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Chicago.

About the IRI Partner Ecosystem

IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range of industry leaders across multiple industries and sectors to create innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help its clients more effectively collaborate and compete in their various markets and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its open ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations. The IRI Partner Ecosystem includes such leading companies as 84.51°, Adobe, BDS Analytics, The Boston Consulting Group, Clavis Insights, comScore, Data Plus Math, Edison, Experian, GfK, Gigwalk, Google, Ipsos, Jumpshot, Label Insight, Mastercard Advisors, MaxPoint, MFour, Omnicom, One Click Retail, Oracle, Pinterest, Research Now/SSI, Simulmedia, SPINS, TRAX, Univision, Viant and others.

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. A confluence of major external events — a revolution in consumer buying, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and automated consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. Ensure that your business can leverage data at

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Phone: + 1 312.474.3675

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