SymphonyIRI names head of retail solutions

CHICAGO — SymphonyIRI Group Inc., a provider of innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and healthcare companies, has named Beverly Grant as president of retail solutions. She will report to Mark Parise, president of IRI, SymphonyIRI.

“We are very excited to have Beverly join us,” said Andrew Appel, president and chief executive officer, SymphonyIRI. “Her proven record in building successful collaboration partnerships coupled with her broad set of industry relationships makes her a great addition to our team. She is the right leader to help us accelerate growth for our CPG and retail partners.”

Before joining SymphonyIRI, Grant spent 26 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles, including VP, general manager and CFO, North America grocery channel; and global business director of beauty, market strategy and planning, food, beverage and pet nutrition.

Grant is actively involved in multiple industry trade associations, serving on the Food Marketing Institute’s advisory board and the Industry Affairs and Trading Partner Alliance committees for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. In these positions, she has been instrumental in identifying and addressing issues of common interest between retailers and manufacturers in the rapidly evolving food channel.

Grant holds an executive master of arts degree from Webster University in St. Louis and a bachelor of science degree from Tennessee State University.