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Dunnhumby beefs up senior leadership

CINCINNATI, Ohio — DunnhumbyUSA, a global leader in building brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has made changes to its Cincinnati-based senior leadership.

The company has hired Ernest Leffler as VP of global infrastructure and Michele Weissman as VP of client solutions. The company has also promoted Jack Engle to the role of SVP of global products and services.

In his new role, Leffler will be responsible for all technology infrastructures within Dunnhumby’s global operations. Prior to joining the company, Leffler served as VP and GM at Peak 10, where he was responsible for all operations within the Cincinnati market. Leffler earned a bachelor of science in systems analysis from Miami University. He resides in Mason.

In her new role, Weissman will be responsible for leading a team that develops models and analytical solutions to help Dunnhumby’s clients deliver relevant strategies. Prior to joining the company, Weissman spent 20 years at IRI, holding positions of increasing responsibility and scope. Most recently serving as SVP, Weissman provided strategic direction for IRI’s customer and shopper insights advantage solution. Weissman earned a bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts & Sciences. 

In his new role, Engle will be responsible for leading a team that defines and delivers the platform for global products and services. He was previously VP of data solutions, and in that capacity, he supported merchandising and core data functions for Kroger. Prior to his tenure at Dunnhumby, Engle served as VP of business systems for Entertainment Publications. Engle earned a bachelor of science in management information services from Oakland University, School of Business Administration. He resides in Mason. 

Dunnhumby analyzes data and applies insights from more than 400 million customers across the globe to create better customer experiences and build loyalty. It is a joint venture of Kroger and London-based Dunnhumby. Dunnhumby employs more than 2,000 employees in offices throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and its clients include Kroger, Tesco, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Macy's, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.