The passion behind Patron.

With a shared love for data, retail, real estate, tech, and business, we’re driven to create memorable shopping experiences that empower today’s local retail movement.



Jennifer is a retail expert and advisor with 20 years of proven experience leading product teams at top B2B and B2C companies in omnichannel retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain management, healthcare, and more. She worked as an Executive Product Management Consultant for Macy’s, Chief Product Officer for SmartEquip, and CEO and Founder of Milk & Cookies. Jen is a visionary leader, skilled in identifying market opportunities, analyzing research, data, and emerging trends to create strategic business plans, product roadmaps, and revenue generating consumer experiences.



Christopher is a retail tech advisor with over 20 years of expertise leading strategic developmeant and delivery of mission-critical systems for global retailers. He led the development, deployment, and innovation of enterprise-wide retail technology systems for Macy’s and serves as a technical consultant and executive-in-residence for Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center, advising retail-focused startups. Regarded as a proven retail industry leader and innovator, Chris works tirelessly to create industry-defining strategies and deliver cutting-edge solutions using the latest tech.