Creating an environment that fosters growth, collaboration, and productivity
Chief Executive OfficerMeet Jay
Jay brings more than 25 years of experience in the information and data analytics industry to the role and a proven ability to scale complex business models and strategically accelerate growth and innovation. He is also a long-time champion of the natural products industry and holds a personal passion for empowering the health and wellbeing of people, communities, and the planet through informed, sustainable consumption.
Prior to joining SPINS, Jay served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at IQVIA (NYSE:IQV), where he led the U.S.-based data and technology business, overseeing more than 1,300 employees as well as a range of adjacent functions including marketing, sales, and portfolio strategy.
Jay Margolis was named Chief Executive Officer of SPINS in July 2023.
Chief Revenue OfficerMeet Chris
As Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Polishuk brings his experience as a cross-functional leader in technology and data organizations to identify long-term revenue opportunities and establish strategies for success. He ensures SPINS provides the optimal solutions for clients that create strong relationships and optimize revenue potential. Prior to joining SPINS, Chris was CRO at Lucidworks, where he led the Global Sales, RevOps, Marketing, and Customer Service teams. He also was the SVP and GM of WW Sales at Datorama, which was acquired by Salesforce. Chris then stayed on at Salesforce for several years to lead the integration of the go to market teams into the broader Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Throughout his career, Chris has led organizations through transformations that yielded exponential growth and record revenue.
Chief Product & Technology OfficerMeet Gotham
As SPINS' most senior Technology and Product leader, Gotham Majumdar leverages his experience developing and coordinating strategies that optimize growth. His ability to unify product development, engineering and design talent to focus on data approaches, IT strategy and delivery platforms results in exceptional customer experiences. Gotham brings expertise in digital and technical applications that help modernize SPINS programs for internal and external users. Before joining SPINS, Gotham spent 15 years working for IBM where he held various positions including CTO for the CIO organization, technical executive with IBM Services, and his most recent role, as vice president and distinguished engineer leading the digital commerce & growth/ecosystems engineering organization. Prior to joining IBM, Gotham had his own software consulting practice and he worked with clients such as CITI, Seagram, Eclaro and IBM.
Chief Marketing OfficerMeet Dan
As Chief Marketing Officer, Dan Buckstaff ensures SPINS is poised to grow across new verticals and build relationships with retailers, CPG manufacturers, brokers, and the financial investment community. Dan leverages the power of integrated marketing and organization-wide collaboration to deliver a unified message to clients and strengthen SPINS’ position in the market. Most recently, Dan was the CMO of SaaS organization LiveRamp and has built data and technology businesses as an entrepreneur, where he led their evolution to multi-billion-dollar public companies.
Executive Vice President, RetailMeet Andrew
As Executive Vice President of Retail, Andrew Henkel deepens SPINS’ relationships with retailers and leads the Retail team to foster opportunities for collaboration. Andrew ensures that SPINS creates solutions that address retailers' needs and sets them on a path for continued growth. Prior to joining SPINS, Andrew spent 25 years working with CPG and retail clients at leading organizations including McKinsey, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, and Leo Burnett.
Senior Vice President, ProductMeet Julie
Julie Lockner brings more than 20 years of experience as both a technology leader and a hands-on engineer to her role as SPINS’ Senior Vice President of Product. She believes the combination of data, innovation, and a customer-centric mindset deliver results that build relationships. As a leader, she creates a culture of cross-department collaboration and focuses on long-term solutions. Julie is passionate about the power of automation and A.I. and their ability to transform daily life in business and in personal lives. Prior to joining SPINS, Julie was a CPO at IBM, where she oversaw multicloud product management, data and AI portfolio operations, and customer experience.
General CounselMeet Evan
Evan Makela started as General Counsel with SPINS in early 2014. He manages all of the legal aspects of the company’s business, helps structure mutually beneficial relationships with SPINS’ many strategic business partners, advises on risk management across the company, and co-leads the shared services team by providing support to the People Operations team. Evan previously served as General Counsel at Rewards Network, where he gained experience in data security, privacy and data licensing issues, and risk management. His past experience also includes working as an associate at a law firm advising a range of clients from start-ups to public companies in information technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and securities issues.
President, Professional ServicesMeet Anu
Anu Goel leads SPINS’ consulting practice, consumer insights team, and financial partners group. Prior to joining SPINS, Anu held leadership positions at Brand Equity Ventures, McKinsey & Company, and Beam, Inc. He has over 20 years’ experience building winning strategies that help brands and retailers succeed. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics and engineering from The University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
SVP, Chief of StaffMeet Hannah
Hannah is SVP, Chief of Staff at SPINS and is responsible for leading a range of strategic and operational initiatives designed to accelerate growth and expand value for customers.
Hannah has 20 years of brand, strategy, and operations leadership experience across a range of sectors, including data analytics, healthcare, retail, and consulting. She has a proven ability to build and lead high performing teams, drive organizational transformation, and bring forward the power of strategic storytelling to create positive change in communities. Prior to joining SPINS Hannah lead U.S. Marketing, Communications, and Thought Leadership at IQVIA (IQV) and was responsible for establishing and executing a comprehensive content strategy and operations organization to build influence and opportunity in areas of strategic growth and topical importance.
Hannah is a longtime champion of health and wellbeing organizations, and currently serves on the Midwest chapter of Peer Health Exchange. She earned her MBA from the Hult International Business School in Shanghai, China, and her AB in History from Harvard University.