James Melucci
Director of Shopper Insights
Beam Suntory
James Melucci is Director of Shopper Insights at Beam Suntory where he is working diligently to build out state-of-the-art Shopper Insights capabilities for his Off/On-Premise partners. He is a thoughtful, entrepreneurial problem solver who mitigates complexity and is fearless in advocating for the value of shopper research.

Interestingly enough, James began his career in the semiconductor industry with stints in CPG and Hardware before ultimately taking his love for food and drink into leadership roles with US Foods, Kraft Heinz and now Beam Suntory. James graduated with honors from Arizona State University before earning his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

Born in New York, James has also spent time in Arizona, Massachusetts and now resides in Chicago with his wife, son and two Boston Terriers. He continues to enjoy food-based travel in his personal time and holds numerous powerlifting records at the state and national level.
James Melucci