Winsight announces two key executive appointments

15 August 2019 2 min. read
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Food and beverage (F&B), convenience retail, and grocery industry service provider Winsight has announced the appointment of two key executive positions. Kurt Reisenberg will be the firm’s president, a newly created position that will oversee media and events and exhibitions divisions, as well as Technomic, Winsight’s F&B consultancy. Alanna Young will serve as Technomic chief. 

Winsight acquired Technomic in 2015. The consultancy offers a range of services to businesses operating within the F&B industry, including research, planning services, and web-based information products. 

"The acquisition of Technomic represents an important step in Winsight’s growth strategy by providing our customers and audiences access to the most credible source of food industry market intelligence,” Mike Wood, CEO of Winsight, said at the time. “Winsight’s industry-leading print and digital assets, along with its world-class events, will act as new platforms from which to broadcast Technomic’s insights. This is a big win for customers of both businesses as we are now the single source provider of the best content, media platforms, analysis, education, and in-person events across the industries we serve."

Kurt Reisenberg and Alanna Young - Technomic

Reisenberg will officially join Winsight on September 3, with a focus on streamlining interdivisional integration within the company. He previously served as senior vice president of global business sales at Gartner, which offers research and insights to technology, finance, human resources, consumer services, and corporate compliance businesses. Before that, Reisenberg was COO of consultancy CEB, which Gartner acquired in 2017.

"During a challenging time for most business intelligence, event and media companies, Winsight has posted phenomenal growth by responding to the dramatic changes in the information needs of its audiences,” Wood said. "The key is having leaders who can readily read the marketplace and respond with daring innovation and fresh thinking. Kurt and Alanna have proven they're the creative strategists who will lead our businesses forward during a time of unprecedented change in the industries we serve."

Young has been with Winsight for four years, most notably as the organization’s COO in the time shortly following its acquisition of Technomic. Before joining Winsight, Young worked for over a decade at real estate media firm Hanley Wood, in positions ranging from research manager to vice president of membership services. 

"She has terrific leadership and communication skills, is well-versed in product and technology, and has a true passion for the Technomic business," Wood said. "She is the perfect person to lead that business forward as we explore new growth avenues."

Winsight is headquartered in Chicago, but also operates out of Mesa, Arizona. It is a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital.