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New York – February 3, 2016 – Periscope® By McKinsey, focusing on price, promotion, and assortment optimization, announced today a senior-level appointment. Paul Thompson has been named Vice President and Global Sector General Manager for Consumer Goods industries to further support Periscope’s rapidly-growing global customer base in the consumer goods industry.

With a deep background in sales, customer strategy consulting and technology, Thompson brings more than 30 years’ of experience in fast-moving consumer goods to his new position. Previously, he was VP of Client Service for EMEA at Periscope™, which he joined from his previous role as partner at Henry Rak Consulting Partners (HRCP), a customer growth strategy firm acquired by McKinsey Solutions in 2011. Before that, Thompson was managing director for North America for the CRM practice at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and principal at Weston Group. Earlier in his career, Thompson held management roles at Kraft Foods.

“Paul brings a wealth of relevant experience to his new global role,” said Brian Elliott, CEO of Periscope®. “He has deep expertise in category management, pricing and promotion improvement. Our clients will benefit greatly from the insight and strong guidance he is able to provide in helping organizations effectively grow their businesses.”

About Periscope®

Founded in 2007, Periscope®™ By McKinsey, offers a suite of solutions that accelerate and sustain commercial transformation for businesses. The company leverages world-leading IP (especially from McKinsey but also other partners) and best-in-class technology to enable transparency into Big Data, actionable insights and new ways of working that drive lasting performance, improvement, and a sustainable 2-7% increase in return on sales (ROS). With a truly global reach, Periscope™ is a unique Solution as a Service provider. The total solution includes ongoing refreshed insights, data management, software solutions, and expert capability-building support.

The portfolio of solutions comprises price & margin optimization, category & merchandising optimization and the insights foundation needed to power insightful actions. These are complemented by custom capability building programs. To learn more about how Periscope’s solutions and experts are helping businesses continually drive better performance, visit


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