BETTER TOGETHER 

We live and breathe a singular philosophy, that we are better together.

Partnership is at the root of everything we do.

EXECUTIVE
TEAM
EXECUTIVE
TEAM

Jeff has spent 23 years cultivating partnerships between Target and industry-leading retail vendors. Prior to starting the Creative Partners Group, Jeff was a partner at Portu Sunberg Marketing.

JEFF
SUNBERG
FOUNDER, CEO
JEFF
SUNBERG
FOUNDER, CEO

Ryan is a former Target Merchant and has been working with the retailer for over 15 years. He has also held the role of Director of Sales for Applica, and Vice President of Sales for Griffin International.

RYAN
GUTZMER
PARTNER
RYAN
GUTZMER
PARTNER

Pete is a former Senior Level Target Executive. During his 14 years of leadership, Pete held various merchant positions across Target’s merchandising pyramid; and led Merchandise Planning for categories across the store.

PETE
HINZE
PARTNER
PETE
HINZE
PARTNER

Lynn has the distinctive honor of being The CPG’s first employee, bringing with her ten years of hospitality management and customer service. She has been instrumental in growing The CPG’s reputation and influence.

LYNN
LONG
EVP OF OPERATIONS
LYNN
LONG
EVP OF OPERATIONS

Scott has 20+ years of award-winning CPG experience working with Target on branded and private label. Classically trained at Clorox, Johnson & Johnson and IRI, he has served on multiple boards at Target over the years. He currently oversees CPG sales while managing key business partners.

SCOTT
SPORCICH
PARTNER
SCOTT
SPORCICH
PARTNER
 
LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jodi is a results-driven thought leader with exceptional achievements in strategy development, over a 19-year career in the Consumer Products Industry. Prior to joining CPG Jodi held leadership positions with Newell Brands, and P&G.

JODI
TIDD
SVP OF DEEP DIVE
JODI
TIDD
SVP OF DEEP DIVE
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Wendy has 14 years of experience leading Target merchant teams, notably as a former executive over Target shoes. Her expertise covers merchandising, product development, sourcing and trend in Shoes, Apparel & Accessories and Home.

WENDY
HORTON
VP OF TREND+SOURCING
WENDY
HORTON
VP OF TREND+SOURCING
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Helen brings 15+ years of retail expertise, with previous merchandise planning roles at Target, Williams-Sonoma and more. Her background spans multifaceted areas of retail, including inventory management, analysis, forecasting + supply chain oversight, and more. 

HELEN
DEHN
VP OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
HELEN
DEHN
VP OF ACCOUNT MGMT
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Jess is a multi-dimensional designer with 10+ years of design experience and education. With a background encompassing a wide variety of industries, she cultivates business potential through strategic design built to last your brand a lifetime in the digital and physical spaces alike.

JESS
LAMBERT
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, NEW LAB
JESS
LAMBERT
SR ART DIRECTOR, NEW LAB

MISSION:

 

To provide a consumer-centric, collaborative approach to helping our partners grow their businesses at retail.

BELIEFS:

OPPORTUNITY

IS

CREATED

SUCCESS IS DEFINED BY GROWTH

TALENT IS

THE BEST INVESTMENT

WE ARE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR TEAM

SMARTER WORK IS BETTER WORK

THE FUTURE

NEEDS

RETAIL

 SEE OUR PRINCIPLES IN ACTION 

We put our beliefs and mission into action for every partner. Learn more about how we have helped our partners grow their businesses at retail.