The Winsight Advantage

Winsight’s mission is to educate, connect and inspire the food, beverage and allied retail industries through unparalleled industry events, actionable research and insightful media.

What We DoMeet Our People

What we do

Research & Analysis

Understand your consumer, menu, and industry segment in the U.S. and in 25 countries around the world.

Magazines & Digital Media

Get in front of the largest audiences in the industry using Winsight’s leading publications and digital capabilities.


Connect with fellow industry leaders at Winsight’s conferences and events, where you will experience top-notch networking opportunities, educational insights, hear from renowned speakers and, ultimately, elevate your business.

Trade Shows

The National Restaurant Association Show connects 45,000 restaurant operators and other foodservice executives with 2,500 exhibitors who have the products, services and ideas necessary to grow restaurants.

How it helps you

Branding & Awareness

Keep up with trends, industry news, operational insights and more through Winsight’s many publications, newsletters and digital tools.

Thought Leadership

Align your content with hot-button industry issues and position your brand as an expert.

Lead Generation

From top-of-the-funnel to conversion, Winsight can help you generate and nurture marketing- and sales-qualified leads.


Connect with your target audience and make meaningful connections at one of Winsight’s conferences, small meetings or trade show.

Rick Bayless hosts cooking demonstration at the National Restaurant Association Show.

Winsight History


Winsight’s investment in the most experienced editorial departments in the convenience and foodservice industries affirms our continued commitment to delivering in-depth, award-winning, quality articles. These are just an example of the editorial excellence awards given to our team.

- Last update April 2019

Meet Our People

Michael WoodChief Executive Officer,
Joe CarrollChief Financial Officer,
Alanna YoungChief Operating Officer,
Tara May TesimuEVP of Media Products,
Nick HaymanChief Customer Officer,
Andrea ScottExecutive Vice President,
Talent & Culture,
Ward DowningPresident, Media & Events,
Chris KeatingGroup President, Restaurant Media & Events, Winsight
Jim BurschGroup President, Convenience Media & Events, Winsight
Amanda BuehnerExecutive Vice President,
Convenience Media & Events, Winsight
Jeff FriedmanExecutive Vice President, Grocery, Winsight
Lynda HislopSenior Vice President, Meetings & Events,
Winsight Events
William D. AndersonSVP,
Noncommercial Foodservice, Winsight
Mary Pat HeftmanVice Chairman,
Winsight Exhibitions
Tom CindricPresident,
Winsight Exhibitions
Christy SpahnVice President of Sales,
Restaurant Show Group
Lisa MalikowVice President, Meetings & Tradeshows,
Restaurant Show Group
Varun PoddarVice President, Digital Transformation & Product Development,
Restaurant Show Group
Joe PawlakManaging Principal, Advisory Group,
Patrick NooneExecutive Vice President, Business Development,
Bernadette NooneVice President, Programs,
Rich ShankVice President, Research & Insights,

Winsight Gives Back

At Winsight, it is important to us to give back to the community. That’s why we include a charitable element in four of our leadership conferences, known as our Social Enterprise Partnership. At these events, we partner with non-profit organizations with ties to the industry. Our goal is to provide them with a platform to raise awareness and funds, create networking opportunities and, ultimately, help those in need. Since the inception of this giving model in 2006, Winsight has supported over 20 non-profits and nearly $3 million (and counting).

Last update August 2019



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