Big name expertise,
without the big
name bill.

At Retailbound, you get professional help you need at a fair price.

Retailbound is based in Chicago but

we’ve successfully served clients

all around the world since 2008.

And although we’re experts when it comes to hosting virtual meetings with our clients, our team is just as happy to hop on a plane to meet you in person. When you hire us, our small firm works very hard in getting your company noticed in front of retail buyers but more importantly, we help you maintain a long-term relationship with them.

Run by Yohan Jacob, a former large retail buyer, our seasoned retail consultants bring versatile experience and expertise of retail marketing and merchandising solutions, FROM BOTH SIDES of the retail buyer’s desk. This experience within the retail industry sets us apart as a leading retail marketing and merchandising solutions provider.

We make Marketing to Retail easier!

Say hello to your team

Yohan Jacob


Favorite Quote: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

What Motivates Me: Fear of disappointing our clients

What I Love About Retail: I love working closely with our clients and seeing their products finally in-store and on the shelf after months of hard work!

Useless Fun Fact About Me: I was the ‘1982 Hero of the Year Award Winner’ in my home town.

Robert Bruza

Director of Business Development

Favorite Quote: “Well Begun is Half Done" - Aristotle

What Motivates Me: I am motivated to help others succeed. Whether to help start, grow, or diversify a business, the best reward for me is when both the company and its employees succeed together.

What I Love About Retail: I think the best part of retail is the "experience". Stanly Marcus (of Neiman Marcus) said to me once "The physical act of shopping fulfills a basic human need. It may constantly be changing but will never go away".

Useless Fun Fact About Me: I was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and won once.

Steve Powell

Sr. Retail Consultant

Favorite Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

What Motivates Me: Being told something cannot be done

What I Love About Retail: In its purist form, it’s about entrepreneurial spirit

Useless Fun Fact About Me: Two separate serving Presidents have delivered keynote commencement speeches at the school I was attending at the time

Charlotte Bush

Retail Consultant

Favorite Quote: “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.”

What Motivates Me: chocolate, failures, & mentors

What I Love About Retail: Winning at Predictions!

Useless Fun Fact About Me: I like to buy homes to rehab, and pretend I am an HGTV Host!

Jim VanBibber

Retail Consultant

Favorite Quote: “Whoever is happy will make others happy too- Anne Frank.”

What Motivates Me: Making a difference, whether it’s on a professional level, with family and friends, life in general.

What I love About Retail: I love following and assisting a product from the beginning stages all the way until it hits the hands of the customer.

Useless Fact About Me: I have a passion for old 19th century photography techniques.

Nicole Jonasson

Retail Consultant

Favorite Quote: "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple"

What Motivates Me: I have always enjoyed taking on a challenging project and seeing it through to the end; it gives me a sense of accomplishment that is simply unmatched and I get to say "I did that!". Throughout that challenging project I have an opportunity to learn new things and help lead my team to success. Nothing beats that.

What I Love About Retail: I love how dynamic and ever-changing retail is. Retail is something that can never be "mastered" - it is an ever-evolving space that constantly needs to be challenged and thought about in new and different ways.

Useless Fun Fact About Me: My hair has a personality and cult following of its own. My big curls have been my calling card since I was born. The few times I have shown up places with straight hair people did not recognize me! Question I get asked the most and answer: NO, I am NOT from Texas.

John Pinto

Retail Consultant

Favorite Quote: "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too"

What Motivates Me: Putting in quality and honest work to make each day better than the last.

What I Love About Retail: I love the ever-changing trends and new technologies that lead to entirely new categories and businesses.

Useless Fun Fact About Me: I have been interviewed and quoted in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

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Retailbound is comprised of retail experts with hundreds of years of combined experience in all aspects of sales and sales support, merchandising, product development, marketing, multi-channel strategy, category management, pricing and brand growth. Our reputation with start-ups to million-dollar brands stems from a team dedicated to the premise: Let us help you make marketing to retail easier.