Smart. Passionate. Curious.

Our Team

Wendy Liebmann
CEO & Chief Shopper
If you're passionate about shoppers everyday, if you stay close to their needs, their wants, their dreams, their changing lifestyles, you will see the future. We help you do that.Read Bio >
Candace Corlett
We didn't invent "shopping life," but we did characterize and name it. And we do monitor it and bring it to life for our clients and help them activate it. Everyday.Read Bio >

Brendan Bevan

Research Manager

Brendan manages WSL’s syndicated/custom research and client service for How America Shops® subscribers.  He has over 10 years of experience managing media, marketing and advertising research accounts on behalf of some of the largest and most innovative companies.

Elizabeth Gretkowski

Senior Consultant

Elizabeth has been analyzing retail formats and innovations for 6+ years, and brings qualitative expertise to our consulting practice.  She manages custom consulting projects for clients in the Beauty, Food and Home industries. She also oversees the company’s "Gotta See the Future of Retail."

Kristine Martinek


Kristine has over 4 years experience at IN Marketing Services, a shopper marketing and consumer promotions agency, where she developed shopper marketing strategies and shopper insights for leading CPG manufacturers.  In her position at WSL, Kristine is responsible for managing custom consulting projects, and providing prospective clients with solutions to build successful retail programs. 

Maryann Javier

Corporate Image Manager

Maryann oversees the WSL brand image, including design of our syndicated research reports, custom consulting materials, presentations, and speeches. She manages our digital tools (website and online library).  Her background in branding, editorial, art direction and web design ensures our communications for clients are always relevant and impactful.

Gretchen Simmons

Office Manager

Gretchen has over 20 years experience in Office Administration with an emphasis on human resources, employee relations and team building. She is responsible for WSL's day-to-day operations including senior-level administrative support, vendor relations and the overall office management.