ShopperTrak, the world’s leading provider of retail intelligence solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Christopher Ainsley to the position of president and CEO.
As president and CEO, Ainsley will draw on his expertise guiding the growth of international companies to accelerate ShopperTrak’s ongoing expansion, positioning it for long-term success as the retail industry’s clear leader in strategic intelligence and information products. Additionally, he will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations as they relate to revenue growth and company direction.
Ainsley comes to ShopperTrak from The Patent Board, Chicago, where he served as president and CEO since January 2007. In that position, he successfully transitioned the company from a consultancy to a business model of online tools and analytical products.
He previously served for two years as senior VP of global strategy and business development for New York-based LexisNexis, where he was responsible for all strategic, acquisition and divestiture activities for the $2.5 billion company.
Prior to joining LexisNexis Ainsley served for more than three years as president and CEO of Chicago-based Wolters Kluwer Health, one of three international divisions of Wolters Kluwer NA, the global business publisher headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ainsley is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Leander Club of Henley-on-Thames, and the Racquet Club. He is a resident of Wilmette, Ill.