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Industry Veteran Mike Sewell Joins Market Performance Group

PRINCETON, N.J. – October 29, 2015 – Market Performance Group (MPG), an independent strategy consulting and sales management services company that specializes in helping consumer product companies to accelerate growth and profitability, is pleased to announce that Mike Sewell has joined the MPG Team as Senior Vice President. Sewell has more than 30 years of experience in the consumer product and consumer health care industries that includes extensive expertise in developing and implementing aggressive growth strategies in an increasingly competitive retail and consumer environment.

Sewell joins MPG from Novartis Consumer Health where he was the Wal-Mart Team Leader, responsible for all commercial activities for the Wal-Mart business in the U.S., including delivering profitable business growth and managing cross-functional support across marketing, strategy, regulatory/quality, supply chain, and operations.

Prior to Novartis Consumer Health, Sewell was the Team Leader at Pharmavite LLC (Nature Made Vitamins) for Walmart and Sam’s Club, where he developed and implemented the go-to-market strategy for the brand introduction at Walmart and Sam’s Club. He also successfully developed the Walmart and Sam’s Club Private Brand business. Prior to that, Sewell served as Walmart and Sam’s Club Team Leader for the Henkel/Dial Corporation. His responsibilities included the integration of several brands and companies into the Henkel portfolio.

Sewell’s particular areas of expertise include utilizing advanced analytics to fuel shopper and category insights and increased efficiencies, business and marketing strategy, retailer relationship optimization, Rx to OTC switches, trade marketing, sales, brand introductions, Private Brand business development, and acquisitions integration.

“MPG has a highly-regarded team of industry veterans and world class capabilities in strategy development, analytics, and in-market execution” said Sewell, “I will be working with the MPG Sales and Retail Analytics & Services team – which includes sales leads and experts in category management, replenishment, and advanced analytics – all focused on working with clients to improve alignment with key retailers, drive efficiency to maximize sales, and transform categories to drive growth. MPG offers me the opportunity to leverage the experience I have gained over the last 30 years to help a wide range of companies and brands build value and grow their business. This position is a great fit, and I am thrilled to be part of the MPG team.”

“Mike brings finely honed strategic and leadership skills, along with a wealth of experience helping manufacturers achieve exceptional, sustainable performance at retail,” noted MPG Managing Director John Westling. “He is a great addition to the MPG team. We look forward to having Mike lead our strong Sales and Analytics business unit.”

Summary

Innovative strategy consulting firm MPG continues to grow with the addition of a new Senior Vice President, Mike Sewell.