Chris Walton and Anne Mezzenga are 50/50 partners in their Red Archer retail efforts. Combined they have roughly 40 years of experience in retail and marketing. Chris has held high-level positions across nearly every discipline in retail. He was formerly the Vice President of Target’s Store of the Future project, and Anne was the project’s Head of Marketing and Partnerships.
Since leaving Target, Chris and Anne started their own content business, which they run under the blog and brand Omni Talk, and where they compose articles, videos, and podcasts about the future of retail. Their work is seen by roughly 60,000 people each month on Forbes and across other retail outlets, like the Robin Report and Retail Dive as well. Chris and Anne have keynoted and moderated discussions on stage at numerous retail conferences, like Shoptalk and FMI, and their weekly Omni Talk Fast Five podcast is one of the top retail podcasts in the industry. They have a loyal following on their blog and on LinkedIn, all comprised of hardcore retail junkies across all walks of life, including retailers, tech companies, CPGs, consumers, retail editors, and other retail influencers.
Xenia's team of retail veterans offers turnkey Brand Incubation Services and Pop-Up Operations to new and emerging retail brands, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, “Digital Brands” as they transition into brick and mortar for the first time, and traditional and non-traditional retailers looking to inject new experiences under their brand umbrella.
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