The Lancer Group places Matt Kistler as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & Client Partner of Symphony EYC, a leading provider of software and services for insights-driven customer engagement
BRAINTREE, MA – The Lancer Group places Matt Kistler as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer & Client Partner of Symphony EYC, a global customer analytics, retail and distribution improvement company serving the retail and manufacturing verticals.
Matt brings to Symphony EYC over 20 years of experience driving business innovation, product development, manufacturing and team leadership across the retail space. In this new role, Matt will be responsible for leading the company’s Consumer Packaged Goods strategy in addition to partnering closely with some of Symphony EYC’s biggest customersto help achieve growth.
Most recently, Matt had a 14-year tenure at Walmart (NYSE: WMT; LTM Rev: $490B), where he last served as Senior Vice President of Global Customer Insights and Analytics and was responsible for setting and executing on strategies that enabled Walmart and Walmart.com to have greater customer intelligence and capabilities for informed and impactful business decision-making. Matt joined Sam’s Club in 2003 as Director of Private Brands and was rotated through roles of increasing reach and responsibility.
He holds a B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.
With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.
Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (www.thelancergroup.com).
About Symphony EYC
Symphony EYC, a leading provider of software and services for insights-driven customer engagement, partners with leading retailers and manufacturers in over 70 countries to deliver increased margins, profits and loyalty by enabling a more consistent customer retail experience. The simple, intuitive cloud-based software apps, big data analytic solutions andservices, as well as Symphony EYC’s innovative omni-channel loyalty management platform, enable value creating customer-centric retailing opportunities that align to delight existing and attract new customers.
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