Meet the DFI team
Chris PowellCEO & Founder
Chris has undertaken strategic leadership tasks in global travel retail since 2001, most notably at BATI and JTI. Chris relishes embracing the challenges and opportunities that the industry offers, which he believes to be profound. This motivation drives the DFI concept, an assembled management team each contributing unique perspectives to find solutions and deliver value.
Garry StasiulevicuisSenior Vice-President, Global Commercial Strategy
Garry has more than 20 years experience within senior roles at major Blue-Chip organisations including Marks & Spencer, Nestlé and most recently as President Travel Retail for The NPD Group. Garry also successfully founded and grew Travel Retail’s leading commercial development agency, Counter Intelligence Retail, over 14 years.
Garry connects with senior executives and C-level stakeholders across leading brands, retailers and industry bodies, as well as being a regular speaker on the industry conference circuit.
Martin is an entrepreneur who is both invested in and involved in the direction of many companies, across business segments. As both a Chartered Accountant and the holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree, Martin has worked for Price Waterhouse and Japan Tobacco International throughout an extensive career which has taken him from the UK, to Hungary and eventually to Switzerland. Martin is passionate about businesses, top line and people growth has 11 years of Board experience working within major, multinational organisations.
Simon BestSenior Vice President, Innovation And New Business
Simon Best has more than 25 years experience in a variety of senior commercial roles. Most recently with Global data experts, The NPD Group, Simon’s expertise in understanding big data, the commercialisation of data and bringing to market data in easy to use and intuitive applications is second to none.
Simon is a well respected travel retail figure with C-level connections across brands and retailers.
Ross DoyleChief Financial Officer
Ross has worked in many organisations during his career, focusing in the field of Financial Management. In his latest role, he was CFO within the Coal Division of Glencore, a global commodities producer and trader, operating in over 50 countries.
Our strategic partners are keenpac, retail product packaging specialists.
For over 35 years keenpacs' innovative and cutting edge luxury packaging solutions have been helping some of the world's biggest brands connect with their customers.
keenpac is part of Bunzl plc, a FTSE100 plc company and our customers value the security, resources and reassurances it bring.