Carrie Shea

Carrie is the Founder and Board Member of Phoenix Strategic Advisors. She has over twenty-five years of experience serving the consumer products, retail and private equity industries and was named one of the industry’s top twenty-five consultants, and one of the top three retail consultants in 2013 by Consulting Magazine. She specializes in helping boards and C-level executives accelerate value creation by setting robust growth agendas and aligning the organization for growth. She is currently Managing Partner, Growth Consulting at IRI. 

Most recently Carrie served as President of AMG Strategic Advisors, a $15 million insights and marketing strategy division of Acosta Sales and Marketing. She was also the co-founder of two award-winning consulting firms Archstone Consulting and Griffin Strategic Advisors – both winners of the Seven Up and Coming Jewels by Consulting Magazine – and served as a senior partner with two global consulting firms: A.T. Kearney and The Cambridge Group.

Carrie has also published numerous articles on accelerating profitable growth in leading business journals including WWD, Retail News, Retail Weekly, HBS Blog, Fortune,, etc. and serves on the Board of the Joffrey Ballet, Botanical Gardens Conservation International and the Lake Forest Open Lands Association. She earned an MBA and a BA from The University of Chicago.