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Jerry Sheldon

Jerry Sheldon


In addition to having a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Jerry also has an MBA from the University of Miami with a specialty in Marketing and Marketing Research. He brings over 20 years of business experience in engineering and management through assignments with Pratt Whitney - United Technologies, Georgia Tech School of Mathematics, and Milliken & Company. In 2022 he was named as one of the Top 100 Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail.

Jerry is our resident rocket scientist. In his previous employment he was managing a stress testing laboratory on the Space Shuttle engines. In the field of retail technology, Jerry has researched and authored analyst reports on Price Optimization, POS Software Systems, Printers, and Workforce Management Solutions. Jerry also provides the development expertise and analytics that go into our Retailer Technology Data Service Sophia and our Retail and CPG IT Spend models.

Jerry has been quoted by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, RIS News, Hospitality Upgrade, BusinessWeek, Retail Technology Quarterly, and Investor's Business Daily, among others. Jerry has also appeared on Fox News Live and Fox Business discussing mobile commerce.

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  • Aptos Engage: Transformation Around the New Normal

    Last month I had the opportunity to attend Aptos Engage. Like most of the retail technology user conferences this year, the event was held virtually, with the hope that next year the event would be in person. I happen to have a long history with Aptos. When I first entered […]

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  • COVID-19’s $11.5b Impact on IT Spend

    Worldwide, COVID-19 is having disastrous impacts on consumer spending.  IHL’s current forecast for consumer spending is a reduction of $1.6t in sales worldwide, just under 10%.  And it is the smaller retailers losing the most by far.  But not all segments are doing poorly.  While Specialty Stores and Departments Stores […]

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