Thought Leaders

CSA Faculty Affiliates

Chicago Strategy Associates works with top experts and widely published thought leaders in the routes-to-market distribution field. Their leading-edge perspectives on our clients’ business issues intrigues, challenges, and inspires our thinking. The close partnership we have with our thought leaders helps our own teams and our clients think differently about the path forward.

Louis Stern

John D. Gray Professor Emeritus of Marketing Northwestern University

Professor Stern, the leading worldwide expert on distribution channels,  joined the Kellogg School of Management faculty in 1973, where his research has focused on issues related to distribution and antitrust issues.  His research has appeared in a wide variety of marketing, legal, and behavioral science journals.  He is the lead author of the definitive text Marketing Channels (Prentice-Hall, 8th Ed., 2014).

Eric T. Anderson

Hartmarx Professor of Marketing, Chair of Marketing Department, Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice

Professor Anderson’s expertise at the Kellogg School of Management includes pricing strategy, new products, and channel management. His research appears in scholarly journals such as Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Economic. He is currently co-editor for the marketing area of Management Science.

Anne Coughlan

Polk Bros. Chair in Retailing, Professor of Marketing

Professor Coughlan joined the Kellogg School of Management faculty in 1985, where her main research interests are around distribution channels, sales force management and compensation, and pricing. Dr. Coughlan was co-author of Marketing Channels through its seventh edition. She serves as Associate Editor and member of the editorial board of the journal Marketing Science, as Editor in Chief of the Marketing Research Network, Quantitative Marketing e-Journal, and the Marketing Science e-Journal.

CSA Collaborators

Chicago Strategy Associates continuously works to build close relationships with highly-regarded experts. Through this collaboration we are able to promote and share new, fresh thinking with each other, and with our mutual clients regarding developments in the field of customer-driven marketing channels and distribution.

CEO, FemaleFactor

As CEO of Female Factor Corporation and author of the acclaimed book, Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumers, Bridget is one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of women consumers. She is an acclaimed speaker and a dynamic presence at industry conferences and universities worldwide. She also is a contributing writer on the subject for and PGA Magazine.

McMillan Doolittle

As Senior Partner at McMillan Doolittle, Neil Stern specializes in strategic retail planning and the development of new retail channel concepts for a diverse variety of clients worldwide. He is editor of McMillanDoolittle’s Retail Watch newsletter, which is widely regarded as the premier publication on new consumer channel concepts and trends. Neil is a sought-after speaker concerning food and retail trends both in the U.S. and Internationally.