Perry has over 30 years of senior retail experience. He followed his 14-year career in senior retail management with a 19-year career as a top-ranked Retail and Consumer analyst. Perry has held various management positions at Loblaw Companies, Coca-Cola and Consumers Distributing including VP-Marketing; VP-Merchandising; President and CEO. After moving to Bay Street, Perry was the number-one ranked Retail and Consumer analyst in Canada for 15 consecutive years. He was most recently Managing Director, Equity Research with CIBC World Markets.
Perry is now an independent investor, business owner and advisor. Perry is a regular speaker, commentator and writer on North American consumer topics, with a special interest in supermarkets and food systems. He has served on the Advisory Committee, Canadian Agricultural Policy Institute; the Board of Directors, Dare Foods Canada, and on the Advisory Board, Grocery Business Media.
Perry holds an MBA from Western University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Toronto.