Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Sarah Engel is the President of January Digital, a strategic consulting and digital media company. She assumed the role of President after leading as the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief People Officer to realize more than 62% growth during her tenure. Throughout her career, Sarah has provided strategic business leadership, marketing strategy, data actioning and brand development to leading global consumer and B2B brands for more than 20 years.
Prior to January Digital, Engel guided the heritage fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer as the vice president of marketing and creative communications - focusing on brand building and strategic communications to drive the brand’s voice and visual expression forward across all customer touch points. Earlier in her career, Engel founded and led a high-growth strategic marketing and PR consulting firm as well as served as the chief marketing officer and head of HR for retail analytics company DynamicAction, which was subsequently acquired by EDITED. She was also the vice president of marketing for Range Online Media, as well as its acquiring company, iProspect.
She currently serves on the advisory board of Shoptalk and Groceryshop, as a content advisor for the National Retail Federation (NRF NXT), and is a former board member of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle and NRF Marketing Council. She was named as a Top Women in Media and Ad Tech in 2022 in the category of “Magnanimous Mentor by AdExchanger and AdMonsters, by Footwear News as one of Six Women in Power in the Technology Sector Creating Corporate Change in 2021, as well as Women's Wear Daily’s Top 20 Women Leaders in Business.