Our People

The power of experience.

The RNG team has a remarkable level of experience in retail strategy, brand leadership, operations, merchandising and consumer marketing. Together, we can help you spot, explain and commercialize the most important retail trends around the world.

Dan O'Connor

Dan is the President & CEO of RNG. He also is the Founder of Management Ventures, Inc. (MVI), a WPP Group company.

Tim O'Connor

As Vice President RNG, Tim leads RNG's Publishing Team where he develops new insights and understanding of the drivers of retail growth and key strategies and capabilities for growth for RNG clients.

Steve Eppich

As Vice President of RNG Analytics, Steve leads the teams responsible for developing and commercializing our content delivery platform and the core database underlying the Analytics business.

Hannah Donoghue

Hannah is a Senior Analyst at RNG and leads RNG's Research & Advisory group for the Americas region. She also supports RNG's Customer & Commercial Leadership Universities and leads RNG's Recruiting & Training efforts.

Maggie Gilliam

Maggie is a Senior Analyst at RNG and leads RNG's research & advisory work for Global Key Accounts. Additionally, she manages the Research Analyst team and is responsible for RNG's global database of macro-economic & societal measures.

Michael Rogosa

Michael is a Client Services Analyst at RNG and manages our global user community. He connects companies and users with relevant and timely insights and analysis, and also answers custom requests. Michael has been with RNG for three years. Prior to his role in client services, he spent 2+ years as an analyst developing content and presenting on global retail trends. During his time as an analyst, he worked with major retailers and brands around the world, with a specific focus on Africa and the Middle East.

Sean Deale

Sean is a Client Development Manager at RNG. He is responsible for managing the company’s relationship at 6-10 large scale retailers & manufacturers. Sean is also responsible for the marketing, logistics coordination, and sales for RNG’s bi-annual forums. Prior to his current responsibilities, Sean worked as an analyst tracking the key store-level trends on RNG’s In-Store Trends blog.

Doug Koontz

Doug is an Analyst with RNG where he covers retail trends affecting Latin American markets. Additionally, Doug supports the RNG's Digital practice, covering digital retail trends in emerging markets.

Mark E. Byrd

Mark is Chief Customer Officer of the RNG. Mark has responsibility for driving the client agenda across all of RNG's offerings.

Troy J. Beeler

Troy is a Client Development Manager. He is responsible for connecting RNG's clients to the content and services that position them to win in the retail markets and with the retail customers that matter most.

Paula Litscher

Paula Litscher is RNG’s Vice President, Finance & Administration, overseeing all Finance and Administrative matters.

Ganesh B. Venkata

Ganesh is the Business Intelligence Analyst and Programmer for RNG.

Jisi Guo

Jisi is a Research Analyst at RNG where she focuses on retail forecasts and STEIP analysis, specifically within Asian markets.