The board of directors of Canadian Grocer parent company EnsembleIQ has appointed Jennifer Litterick to the role of CEO. Litterick had previously been EnsembleIQ’s chief commercial officer and president, North American retail vertical. She succeeds David Shanker, who had held the role of CEO since February 2018.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Jennifer Litterick’s caliber and experience step up to lead EnsembleIQ,” said EnsembleIQ board member Mike Foster. “We are at a pivotal moment, and during this time of transformation, there is no better person to steer EnsembleIQ into renewed growth. Jennifer is a proven leader with extensive media experience, vision, industry knowledge and the ability to bring people together. She is a customer-focused communicator with natural leadership capabilities and a track record of strong execution. Furthermore, she has been on the executive leadership team for the past two years and has successfully grown businesses in both Canada and the U.S.”
Litterick joined Rogers Media in 2009 as publisher of Canadian Grocer, later becoming group publisher for Rogers’ marketing and retail titles in 2013. She left the company to be a partner at strategic consulting firm Pinpoint Solutions Group, then returned to B2B media in 2017 with EnsembleIQ, where she became president, Canadian operations and then president, North American retail vertical. (In 2016, EnsembleIQ acquired a number of publications from Rogers Media including Canadian Grocer.)
“We have the top brands in our sectors across North America, and we will continue to deliver on the promise of providing compelling, intelligent and engaging content and insights to help drive growth for the industries we serve,” noted Litterick, adding that she was “honored and excited to be at the helm of EnsembleIQ. I have had the privilege of working closely with the EnsembleIQ team of talented people and look forward to continuing our journey together as we execute our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”
Chicago-based EnsembleIQ operates an integrated network of media brands across all retail sectors and leverages its scale to inform, connect and provide actionable marketplace intelligence to help clients achieve growth. EnsembleIQ is a portfolio company of New Canaan, Conn.-based private-equity investor RFE Investment Partners.