Leadership Team

ELIE Y. KATZ

President & CEO, Serial Entrepreneur

With many years of experience as an executive, at various companies in diverse industries, Elie’s interpersonal and organizational skills, bundled with ambitious tenacity, have helped him succeed in various c-level leadership positions. Prior to founding National Retail Solutions (NRS), he served as President of Fabrix Systems which was subsequently sold to Ericson for 100 million dollars. Before that, he was Founder, President and CEO of Citizens Choice Energy. He was formally mayor and is currently Deputy Mayor of Teaneck, NJ. He also manages and invests in real estate properties and food establishments.

ELI KORN

COO, Retail Expert

Eli, one of the most prominent young professionals in the CPG Industry, is a proven leader across the Grocery, Media, and Technology Industries. A practical visionary, Eli is data-driven and guides the organization to efficient execution. Prior to joining NRS as COO, Eli spent 5 years at Jetro, Restaurant Depot responsible for buying and category management decisions for U.S. and Imported brands that profitably served Jetro’s independent customer base. Additionally, Eli held multiple management positions in Grocery Retail and Wholesale operations.

SUZY SILLIMAN

SVP, Data Strategy and Sales
Industry Insider

Suzy is a trusted CPG Industry leader with broad and deep demand-chain experience from both the client- and supplier side. Her tenures include Managing Director and SVP at MSAi as well as a variety of posts at both IRI and Heinz. Through leveraging data and analytics to achieve profitable growth, Suzy has worked with the leading CPG companies in the world and has gained an unparalleled understanding of the nuances of the Convenience/Small Format channels over two decades.

VANESSA STRAIN

VP, Data Sales
Multicultural Consumer Specialist

As prior Vice President of Multicultural and E-Commerce Growth and Strategy at Nielsen, Vanessa developed verticals to drive growth for Fortune 500 companies and is recognized for her deep multicultural expertise. While at Nielsen, Vanessa also served as a Region VP, responsible for the relationship with the third-largest Retailer in the world. With over 30 years working in the CPG Industry, Vanessa also gained experience earlier in her profession at Miller Brewing Company and has maintained her deep understanding of the BEVAL Industry throughout her career.