Chief Product Officer and Head of Innovation
Kevin Hunter is a pioneering product visionary with 20+ years of entrepreneurial leadership in global strategy, business development and product leadership.
As Catalina’s Chief Product Officer, Kevin leads innovation and is responsible for driving global product strategy from concept to commercialization to solve customer challenges and transform the in-store experience for buyers. Kevin’s team also builds strategic partnerships that add dimension and scale to Catalina’s personalization capabilities and fortify its buyer intelligence data. Kevin also serves on the Board of Directors for Nielsen Catalina Solutions.
Adept at sensing early market and consumer trends, Kevin is part of an experienced team of thought leaders playing a critical role in Catalina’s omni transformation through strategic investments in technology, advanced analytics and data science.
His broad, global experience spans IoT, sensor fusion, mobile, digital, marketing, and advertising products in growth and established markets. Before joining Catalina in 2017 as VP of Digital and Consumer Products, Kevin served as President, Head of Americas, Corporate Development and Product Strategy for retail IOT analytics company, Walkbase; and President of inMarket, an ad network focused on location and mobile-based inventory.
Previously, Kevin held a variety of senior roles with Qualcomm, including head of strategy and product for the Retail Solutions division focused on commercializing products, solutions, and technologies in mobile payments, location, and proximity marketing for retailers, brands and venues. He also led Qualcomm Labs, where he was responsible for global market development and product management governance for contextual awareness, location, proximity, beacons, Bluetooth Low Energy, LTE-Direct and Retail IoT initiatives.
Later, Kevin co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of Gimbal, a mobile engagement and location intelligence solution technology firm carved out of Qualcomm.
Kevin is the co-inventor of 28 US granted patents with over 15 more pending. He received an Emmy® Engineering Award for Sprint TV, a ground breaking mobile television product which he led.