President, Advantage Sales Tom Michaelis is responsible for Advantage’s North America sales organization, including headquarter sales services; retail services; enabling technology; analytics, insights and intelligence services; and business process outsourcing.
Prior to joining Advantage in 2020 as president, Advantage Sales Canada, he served as president of Liviva Foods and held senior leadership roles, including interim president, Canada and vice president, customer development, during a three-decade career at Unilever.
Jill Blanchard is responsible for implementing client-driven initiatives across Advantage Solutions and for leading Advantage Sales’ client services and enterprise development teams.
She previously served as president of BrandLoyalty, provider of loyalty programs for grocery retail. Earlier in her career, she was president, CEO and board member of SPAR Group and held senior client services, marketing and sales roles with HAVI and Nielsen.
Marisa Thompson leads R2 Solutions, an Advantage sales and marketing agency, which includes R2 Fresh Solutions; JLB, the retail consulting firm that provides support to brands primarily sold at Target; and Advantage Sales’ pet and value channel teams.
Prior to joining Advantage, Thompson held key leadership roles at PetSmart and Meijer, where she was named one of Path to Purchase Institute’s Women in Excellence in Shopper Marketing. She also has more than a decade of experience working with Kellogg and Chiquita brands.
Andy Keenan leads Advantage Sales’ dedicated and syndicated retail teams, merchandising services, retail sales analytics and retail business development and works with Advantage’s IT team on retail technology innovation.
He began his career at Advantage in 2004 as a retail sales specialist.
Nick Patterson is responsible for building business through new and existing client relationships.
He previously served as executive vice president and general manager of AMP Agency, an Advantage Marketing Partners agency, and as senior vice president of marketing, sales and operations at Advantage. Earlier in his career he held various sales and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble, where his work won two Gold Cannes Lions awards.