Coresight Research helps retail clients accelerate innovation and growth. We focus on disruption at the intersection of retail and technology – and help you understand what it means for your business. Coresight Research has a global presence spanning the US, Europe and Asia, including deep expertise in the China market.
Deborah Weinswig is the founder and CEO of Coresight Research. Between 2014 to early 2018, Deborah served as Managing Director of Fung Global Retail and Technology (FGRT), the think tank of Fung Group. Previously, she was Managing Director and Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary team at Citi Research.
Deborah was ranked the #1 analyst by Institutional Investor for 10 years in a row. She was named one of the Top 50 Retail Influencers by Vend in both 2016 and 2017, and received the Asia Retail Congress’s Retail Leadership Award in 2016. She was also recognized by LinkedIn as a top Voice in Retail in 2017 and 2018.
She serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries New York/New Jersey, GUESS?, Inc., Kiabi, Street Soccer USA and Xcel Brands, Inc. Deborah is on the advisory board of the World Retail Congress as well as several accelerators.
Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Andrew Dinsmore is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Coresight Research. Andrew has a proven track record of building and leading financial organizations in the professional services and technology industries. He has a background in M&A and management consulting and began his career in aerospace engineering. Andrew has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University.
James C. Gunver is the Chief Information Officer of Coresight Research. Before joining the Coresight team, James held senior technology positions in healthcare organizations. James has rich international experience, including building the Contingency Systems and Security of International Airports and building and managing the Organizational Security Council of Europe Conferences IT infrastructure. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gazi University, and engineering titles from Microsoft, Linux, Microwave RF and Apple systems.
John Harmon is a technology and equity analyst with more than 20 years’ experience in the US, Europe and Asia. John focusses on the IoT, payments, wearables, drones, sensors, beacons and data analytics. He is Head of the US analyst team, and received a BS and an MS in Engineering from Stanford University.
John Mercer heads up our research offering, managing content from our global analyst teams. As senior analyst, he undertakes research with a focus on European retailing, spanning grocery apparel, department stores, discount, and e-commerce, as well as US food retailing. John brings a decade of experience in covering grocery and nongrocery retailing across a number of countries. He has a Ph.D. in political marketing.
Albert Chan heads the Hong Kong office of Coresight Research, supporting global clients in marketing and business development initiatives throughout Greater China. Albert has worked in Canada, Hong Kong and Macau, across a broad spectrum of verticals including public relations, events management, manufacturing and luxury goods distribution. Before joining Coresight Research, Albert consulted for DFS, The Hyatt Group, Fung Group and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Albert holds an MBA from the University of Hong Kong.
Swarooprani Muralidhar is Head of Data and of Coresight’s India office. She leads the India team and the data vertical, focusing on US drugstore retail, emerging and health technologies and the Indian retail and startup space. Previously, she was an Associate at the London office of Fung Global Retail & Technology (FGRT). Prior to that, she worked in the banking and apparel supply chain sectors. She holds a Master of Science in Finance and Management from Cranfield University, UK, and a Bachelor of Business Management from Bangalore University, India.