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Westfield Retail Solutions

Westfield has always moved with the times to respond to changing consumer behaviour and to incorporate new retail concepts. In 2012 we created Westfield Labs, a global hub focused on innovation and new technology. In 2016 we took a major step forward by creating Westfield Retail Solutions (WRS) to build on and expand the work of Labs.

WRS LogoThumbnail.jpgAt Westfield, we are continuously expanding our internal capabilities to deliver the best services and experiences to our retailers, our partners and our customers. Our new team at WRS led by Don Kingsborough, have a breadth of skills and experience in the technology industry that will be instrumental in our efforts in creating seamless solutions for consumers, retailers and global brands across our portfolio.

Westfield Retail Solutions

Don Kingsborough*
President, Westfield Retail Solutions

Don Kingsborough*

United States
Westfield Retail Solutions
President, Westfield Retail Solutions

Don Kingsborough*

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Country of Residence: United States

Don Kingsborough is an executive Director of Westfield Corporation and currently serves as President, Westfield Retail Solutions. He has been involved in the technology and retail sectors for the past 40 years and has helped establish a number of successful businesses. Mr Kingsborough has held a number of senior positions including as PayPal’s Vice President of Global Retail, Global Business and Corporate Development and as President of consumer products at Atari in the late ‘70s and early 80s. In 2001 he founded Blackhawk Network and was CEO for a decade during which time he pioneered the gift card market.

Mike Blandina
EVP, Product & Engineering and CTO

Mike Blandina

United States
Westfield Retail Solutions
EVP, Product & Engineering and CTO

Mike Blandina

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Country of Residence: United States

Mike Blandina, EVP of Product & Engineering and CTO of WRS. Mike has 25 years’ experience in commerce and consumer payments and was previously head of payments and credit engineering at PayPal and director of engineering for Google Wallet.

Dan Dmochowski
EVP, Retail

Dan Dmochowski

United States
Westfield Retail Solutions
EVP, Retail

Dan Dmochowski

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Country of Residence: United States

Dan Dmochowski, EVP Retail, WRS. Dan was the Chief Revenue Officer of Swirl Networks, the beacon software provider. Dan joined Swirl from Alibaba-backed ShopRunner, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer for the membership-based online shopping service.

Raghav<br>Lal
EVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Raghav
Lal

United States
Westfield Retail Solutions
EVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Raghav
Lal

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Country of Residence: United States

Raghav Lal was appointed EVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Westfield Corporation in October 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the collection, analysis and dissemination of data to improve our business-to-business and business-to-consumer services globally. Prior to joining Westfield Corporation, Raghav was the SVP, Global head of Analytics at Visa where he established their Data & Analytics function, and used consumer transaction data to create compelling ‘Big Data’ products and offerings for retailers. Prior to this he managed the global small business segment at Visa, and before that at American Express. Raghav holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BEng of Civil Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

John<br>Fleming
VP, Finance

John
Fleming

Westfield Retail Solutions
VP, Finance

John
Fleming

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John Fleming is Vice President of Finance. Before joining WRS he held various VP positions across Westfield over the last 16 years. 

Joelle Kaufman
EVP, Strategy & Business Development

Joelle Kaufman

United States
Westfield Retail Solutions
EVP, Strategy & Business Development

Joelle Kaufman

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Country of Residence: United States

Joelle Kaufman was appointed Westfield’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, in July 2016.  In this role, she is responsible for developing new business models that accelerate the convergence of physical and digital shopping platforms into one seamless network.  During the course of the past 20 years, Joelle has been Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Partnerships for multiple technology start-ups including Adify (acquired by Cox) and Reactivity (acquired by Cisco).  Most recently, she served as CMO for BloomReach– a big data applications start-up that provides software as a service (including search, organic search optimization, and merchandising analytics) to such leading retailers as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Hudson Bay.  Joelle is a graduate of the University of Michigan as well as the Harvard Business School.

Antony<br>Ritch
EVP, Venues

Antony
Ritch

United Kingdom
Westfield Retail Solutions
EVP, Venues

Antony
Ritch

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Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Antony Ritch, EVP, Venues. Antony has almost 20 years’ experience with Westfield in the US, Australia and the UK. Antony has worked across management, marketing, leasing and development and most recently was responsible for the digital suite of services pilot in London. 

Lindsey Thomas
VP, Marketing Communications

Lindsey Thomas

Westfield Retail Solutions
VP, Marketing Communications

Lindsey Thomas

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Lindsey Thomas, VP, Marketing  Communications. Lindsey is responsible for building WRS’ digital narrative, driving PR and event initiatives, and inventing creative ways to build a strong digital brand.

Highlights from Shoptalk 2016

Steven Lowy AM

Digital Solutions

A number of digital solutions, designed to remove the friction from the customer experience, are now being embedded across the Westfield portfolio.

Smart Parking
Wayfinding
Product Search
Digital Kiosk