Technology Executive with a Hyper Focus on Data & Analytics

Jason Gillespie is an experienced technology executive with 25 years of experience delivering business value through technology. His career has spanned the Softlines retail industry with a focus on apparel, footwear and sporting goods where he has collected deep expertise in all facets of technology, data & analytics.  He has led digital transformation efforts across many domains at 3 fortune 500 companies, as well as having significant expertise with helping companies create new strategic visions, building new product/solution roadmaps and then delivering new capabilities to support.  As an avid learner, Jason is always interested in discussing his favorite new articles, books or experiences.  


  • NPD Group – SVP, Product – Softlines
    • Created a new product vision for advanced data & analytics products, resulting in a new five-year strategy to grow the Softlines business 2X with margin improvement of 3X. 
    • Led the product transformation by constructing an OKR framework to drive outcome-based product roadmaps, improved product portfolio P&L & increased product development velocity 
  • Nike – Global Head of Data Products – Product Creation
    • Created the data strategy for Nike, focusing on powering operational effectiveness & enabling advanced analytics
    • Built a modern data & digital work platform (RPA-Automation Anywhere, Smartsheet, AWS/Snowflake, Tableau) while delivering data assets, reporting & work management products that powered Nike’s global product Concept to Consumer process.
    • Built a corporate data governance capability that drove executive & operational alignment 
  • Abercrombie & Fitch – Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Enterprise Architecture
    • Created the corporate strategy, organization & capabilities for Data & Analytics at A&F with a heavy focus on enabling advanced insights through data science.  Delivered multiple data science products across product, merchandising, and supply chain to improve margin, operational effectiveness


  • Planning & Merchandising
  • Product Creation
  • Digital Commerce & Marketing
  • SAAS, B2B


  • Executive Leadership
  • IT, Data & Analytics Strategy
  • Transformation Management
  • Data Products, Data Science & Machine Learning, Data Management
  • Enterprise & Solution Architecture
  • Retail Consultant


  • NPD Group
  • Nike
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Thomson Corporation

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