Leadership

At Advantage Sales, we place a premium on proactive, entrepreneurial leadership at all levels of our organization. Our senior leadership team has a special responsibility to act with integrity, drive strategic thought leadership and ensure partner collaboration and excellence in everything we do.

Our leadership team is a diverse group of dynamic individuals who are actively engaged in our clients' businesses every day.

Our Leadership​ Team


PRESIDENT, Advantage Sales

Lisa Klauser

PRESIDENT, Advantage Sales

President, Advantage Sales Lisa Klauser oversees headquarter sales services; enabling technology; analytics, insights and intelligence; retail services; and business process outsourcing.

She previously served as president of the shopper division, including IN Connected and EDGE Marketing, leading these practices to market leadership. Prior to joining the company in 2014, Klauser spent 19 years at Unilever, including serving as vice president of consumer and customer solutions and a member of Unilever’s North American Executive Leadership Team.

PRESIDENT, SALES OPERATIONS

Ron Woolsey

PRESIDENT, SALES OPERATIONS

As president, sales operations, Ron Woolsey is responsible for all sales operations, including headquarter and retail for U.S. grocery, natural and specialty, fresh, Walmart sales businesses (excluding SAS), small format, military, home center, healthcare and Canada.

Previously, as executive vice president of retail operations, Woolsey defined Advantage’s retail strategy and developed a reputation with clients for designing customized retail solutions. He also held leadership roles at Campbell Soup Company’s Pepperidge Farm division and PepsiCo Inc.

Executive Vice President, Client Solutions

Jill Blanchard

Executive Vice President, Client Solutions

Executive Vice President, Client Solutions Jill Blanchard is responsible for managing and growing Advantage’s relationship with national clients.

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.

Executive Vice President, General Manager U.S. Supermarket
Sales & Operations

Shawn McMillian

Executive Vice President, General Manager U.S. Supermarket Sales & Operations

As executive vice president and general manager, Shawn McMillian leads Advantage’s U.S. grocery, natural and specialty, and fresh businesses. He also leads business administration and the Promopoint national retail promotion agency.

McMillian has held strategic leadership roles in large blue-chip consumer packaged goods companies, small and mid-sized companies, and private equity ownership organizations, including Dean Foods and The Coca-Cola Company, where he focused on maximizing organizational efficiency, leading change and empowering others to succeed.

Executive Vice President, New Business Development

Nick Patterson

Executive Vice President, New Business Development

Executive Vice President, New Business Development 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 his held sales and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble, winning two Gold Cannes Lions awards.

Executive Vice President, Analytics, Insights & Intelligence

Kimberly Senter

Executive Vice President, Analytics, Insights & Intelligence

Executive Vice President, Analytics, Insights & Intelligence Kimberly Senter leads the delivery of insights; thought leadership; and category, customer, shopper and advanced analytics in support of agency clients, customers and enterprise solutions.

She previously held leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Samsung Electronics America and, earlier in her career, sales and marketing roles at Unilever, Warner Lambert, Nielsen, Seagram and Catalina Marketing.