by Brian Lipton

David Tognotti has joined RetailNext Inc., a leader in IoT retail analytics for optimizing shopper experiences at brick-and-mortar retail stores, as chief operating officer. In his new position, Tognotti is responsible for RetailNext’s ongoing business operations, with a specific focus on leading an aggressive install and deployment schedule as RetailNext continues its rapid expansion in global retail markets, growing to 90 international markets by year end.

Tognotti joins RetailNext from 3D Robotics, where was chief operating officer. Prior to that, Tognotti spent 13 years at Monster, Inc., formerly Monster Cable, starting as general counsel and rising through the ranks to become the company’s global general manager, vice president of operations, and general counsel/chief operations officer. He began his career as an intellectual property attorney and litigator in Silicon Valley.

‘I’m excited to join the established team, and I look forward to leveraging RetailNext’s global leadership position to aggressively drive expansion for the company as it delivers its best-in-class value proposition to its customers and their shoppers,” said Tognotti.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dave into RetailNext’s world-class team of retailers, engineers, and business professionals,” added Alexei Agratchev, co-founder and chief executive officer of RetailNext. “Dave’s proven professional experience and skill set in executing at the highest levels will be instrumental as RetailNext continues its explosive global growth.”