Doug Stephens Keynote Speaker

  • Founder of Retail Prophet
  • Doug has penned three internationally bestselling books that capture pivotal moments in the retail industry
  • Recognized Retail Influencer

Doug Stephens's Biography

Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet, is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. With a career spanning over two decades in the retail sector, Doug’s intellectual work and innovative insights have significantly influenced many of the most notable international retailers, agencies, and brands, including Walmart, Google, Estée Lauder, BMW, and LVMH. He is a highly sought-after speaker, frequently addressing the intricate nuances of retailing, business, and shifting consumer behavior.

Prior to charting his visionary path with Retail Prophet, Doug held senior international leadership roles, most notably leading New York City’s iconic Janovic store chain. His expertise is further underscored by three internationally bestselling books: “Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World” (2021), “Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World” (2017), and “The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism” (2013).

Doug’s influential voice isn’t limited to his written work. He’s been prominently featured in leading global publications such as The New York Times, The BBC, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. Additionally, he contributes to the CTV tech TV series App Central TV, co-hosted by Amber Mac, and serves as a business commentator for CBC Radio. His thoughts and perspectives have also graced the pages of renowned magazines like Advertising Age, Forbes, and Canadian Business.

Recognized as one of the top 10 retail influencers of 2019, Doug’s accolades and contributions to the industry are numerous. Retail Prophet, under his leadership, has been the guiding force for elite clients, offering unparalleled insights into the future of retail and consumer behavior. Beyond his corporate contributions, Doug is an active member of various corporate and academic advisory boards, reinforcing his commitment to the continuous evolution of the retail sector.

In terms of education and speaking credentials, Doug has engaged with several Fortune 500 companies, delivering cutting-edge predictions on retail’s future, consumerism, and buyer behavior. His branding expertise, fused with a deep understanding of digital landscapes, offers businesses a unique lens through which they can redefine their strategies for a rapidly changing world.

Doug Stephens’ prowess as a speaker is unmatched in the retail sector. His presentations, both captivating and insightful, seamlessly blend his vast industry knowledge with forward-thinking predictions, creating a transformative experience for his audiences. Whether addressing Fortune 500 companies or intimate industry gatherings, Doug possesses an innate ability to translate complex retail trends into actionable insights, consistently leaving his audience inspired and better equipped to navigate the evolving world of retail. His speaking engagements are not just events; they are masterclasses in retail futurism, making him a sought-after voice for organizations eager to stay ahead of the curve.


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Books by Doug Stephens

Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World
Resurrecting Retail
The Retail Revival

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