Paul Sill began his career in 1994 working in the real estate research department at Blockbuster Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale, FL helping to develop a sales forecasting tool in a geospatial environment during the peak of their global store expansion. From there he moved further into retail data mining at Sears Roebuck and Co. during the Softer-Side retail resurgence and developed a wide variety of forecasting models for a number of their off-mall concepts.
In 2001, Paul founded Forum Analytics to build upon his experience combining complex analytics with cutting-edge mapping technology. In 2007, Forum conducted a successful round of private financing for its continued expansion and has since introduced numerous industry-changing platforms, most notably the Strategic Integrated Mapping and Modeling System (SIMMS), Cannibalytics, and the VEXRAY site filtering module.
Paul holds a Master of Science in Geography and was an Adjunct Professor of Geography at Northern Illinois University for a number of years. He has taught retail analytic coursework at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has spoken at numerous national conventions on retail and research related topics. He is an avid pinball enthusiast and has an odd affection for neon signs.
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