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Customer Management Executives From Square, Amazon, and Petco Join Execs In The Know 2017 Corporate Advisory Board

PHOENIX, AZ. March 20, 2017 – Execs In The Know, advocates for the Customer Experience Executive, have announced three new additions to their 2017 Corporate Advisory Board. Nate Rosenthal, Head of Customer Support at Square, Tom Weiland, Vice President, Global Customer Service at Amazon, and Jodi Watson, SVP Petco Direct and acting Chief Marketing Officer at Petco will join the 9 Customer Service Leaders that currently sit on the Advisory Board.

“Putting customers first and continually improving customer experience is critical for any business’s success,” said Rosenthal. “I’m excited to serve alongside and learn from leaders who share Square’s commitment to customers as we work to move our industry forward.”

“As a company obsessed with understanding what our consumers’ needs are in order to be better pet parents, I’m excited to join this group of like-minded subject matter experts who all share a common goal to exceed our customer’s expectations and deliver outstanding experiences,” said Watson.

The Execs In The Know Advisory Board is a group of top executives in customer experience, from many of today’s prominent brands, across various industry verticals. The focus of the board is to provide measurable value to their businesses, by delivering customer experience improvements, in an efficient and effective manner. They leverage research, data, and the experience of a broad network of world class brands to develop leaders, advocate change, and transform the customer experience. They identify gaps, key strategies, and trends that ultimately enhance the Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summits, workshops, and content. They are the cornerstone of the Execs In The Know community and strengthen it through their involvement in various events, webinars, content pieces, philanthropic activities, and meetings. Continue reading

Meet The Board – Razia Richter – The Importance of Active Listening

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“Listening is one of our greatest gifts”

Get to know: Razia Richter, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Petco

We’ve all heard this at some point in our lives, right? “Listen more, listen actively or be in the moment.” I am grateful to my parents, teachers and mentors who have reminded me of this along my life journey.

In my role as a customer service leader, I find this skill to be so critical, one that must always be a priority in everything we do. I believe the best customer service starts with listening to what our customers are saying. Whether it’s from their feedback, behaviors, observations or a simple chat. Actively listening will generally lead to the best outcomes and relationships.

For the past 25 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to work for Petco, a leading national pet specialty retailer with more than 1,470 locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico. Today, I am the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for the company. In this role, I lead companywide efforts to build customer loyalty and continually improve Petco’s customer experience.  I oversee the company’s ongoing work to routinely embed customer and market intelligence and practices into Petco’s strategic planning and daily work.

I was thrilled to take on this role several years ago. It began with the implementation of the Net Promoter Customer feedback process, which has now been expanded to all lines of business. It then expanded to being the central point of contact as it relates to customer insights, and then finally owning the front-line closed loop aspect of our contact centers.

When I first joined Petco in the accounting department my favorite project was to work in our stores to learn firsthand about the customer and store partners. I spent days listening and observing, with the goal of bringing what I learned back to the corporate office to make a difference for our store teams.   Continue reading

Petco & RBC Royal Bank to Host 2016 CXMB Series Spring Workshops

Leaders Learning From Leaders in Exclusive One Day Events Focused on CX Data 

PHOENIX, AZ. March 16, 2016 – The 2016 CXMB Series Workshop, organized by Execs In The Know and COPC Inc., is headed to two cities this spring, with stops in San Diego, CA (May 4th) and Toronto, Canada (June 7th). These exclusive, one day events present an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to gather and share their customer experience challenges, successes and insights. This year the spring events will be hosted by two exceptional brands that are strongly committed to the concept of Customer First: Petco and RBC Royal Bank.

As with past CXMB Series Workshop events, great attention will be paid to the results of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series reports — 2015 Editions. The CXMB Series is a collaborative effort between Execs In The Know and research partner, COPC Inc. Published bi-annually, the CXMB series provides valuable customer experience insights from both the consumer and corporate perspectives. This year’s reports reveal intriguing discoveries in the areas of consumer preference, channel growth and the multi-channel experience. The CXMB Series proves especially insightful when viewed as a whole, directly comparing results between the two editions.

A few highlights from the findings:

• 79% of corporate survey participants believe they are meeting the needs and expectations of customers, while only 33% of consumers report having their needs and expectations met Continue reading