Greg Buzek

Founder & President

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Greg Buzek is the Founder, President and Principal Analyst of IHL Group and one of the Founders of the Retail Orphan Initiative (, a charitable foundation that seeks to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. In 16 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 300 projects in 29 countries helping an estimated 325,000 children through clean water, education, computers, language training and care.

Noted by RIS News as one of the Top 10 Influentials in Retail and the National Retail Federation as one of “The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future“, he has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from The Ohio State University, and 30 years of experience in retail market analysis, business planning, product development, and consulting with Fortune 500 companies. He is also a member of the Top 100 Retail Influencers from ReTHINK Retail.

Greg is frequently quoted in BusinessWeek, CIO Information Network, Information Week, Supermarket News, Chain Store Age, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post and has been used as a retail technology analyst on NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and CNBC. In addition, Greg has been a guest lecturer for the Wharton School of Business and Belmont University.

In 2011 The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Greg with the first ever Paul Singer Award that recognizes business and governmental leaders for going above and beyond their defined roles to advocate for better adoption and foster care policies worldwide. Before founding IHL, Greg worked with NCR Corporation and Sensormatic Electronics as a marketing and development executive on hardware, software, and electronic security products for the Retail Industry.

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RetailROI partners with Avanade to track turnover among children's social workers

Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) is co-developing a free web-based tool to address high turnover among child welfare workers.

The Trillion-Dollar Problem for Retailers: Not Having Clean Data

Imagine that you’re scrolling through the social media platform of your choice, see something you love, and click on it — only to learn that it’s out of stock. Or worse, you place an order that’s later canceled because the item is no longer available.

Retail Mobile POS: Untapped MSP Opportunity

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Being AI co-investment to form AI startup, Tymestack

In order to access emerging opportunities across the AI landscape, Being AI Group operates three divisions–Being Labs, Being Consultants, and Being Ventures. Today we announce that we have co-invested into one such emerging opportunity – Pty Limited (“TymeStack”).

Retail Mobile POS: Untapped MSP Opportunity

According to a new report from global research and advisory firm IHL Group, the largest retailers in the US and Canada are driving a supercycle of replacements and new installations of mobile POS (mPOS) devices expected to happen from 2024-2026.