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Deborah Weinswig, Founder & CEO

Deborah Weinswig

Founder & CEO, Coresight Research

Deborah Weinswig is the Founder and CEO of Coresight Research, a provider of research and advisory services to retailers and investors. Coresight Research specializes in disruptive technologies reshaping today’s retail landscape and has a global presence spanning the US, Europe and Asia, including deep expertise in the China market. From 2014 to early 2018, Weinswig served as the founding Managing Director of Fung Global Retail and Technology (FGRT), the think tank for the Fung Group. Previously, Weinswig was Managing Director and Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary team at Citi Research.

Weinswig was ranked the #1 analyst by Institutional Investor for 10 years in a row. She was named one of the Top 50 Retail Influencers by Vend in both 2016 and 2017 and received the Asia Retail Congress’s Retail Leadership Award in 2016. She was also recognized by LinkedIn as a top Voice in Retail in 2017 and 2018.

She serves on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries New York/New Jersey, GUESS?, Inc., Kiabi, Street Soccer USA and Xcel Brands, Inc. Weinswig is on the advisory board of the World Retail Congress as well as several accelerators, including Alchemist Accelerator (where she serves as Faculty Mentor), The Cage (powered by The Lane Crawford Joyce Group), Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Grand Central Tech, New York Fashion Tech Lab, Plug and Play, Revtech Accelerator, Techstars, TrueStart (UK) and XRC Labs. She is on the FIT Couture Council and is involved in early-stage investing through the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN) and Golden Seeds. Weinswig is also an advisor to companies such as EnterWorks, Fashwire, Nanopay, RetailNext, Rubin Singer, Smartzer and Trivver.

Weinswig is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.