Category Partners promotes Jashon Newlun
Category Partners has promoted Jashon Newlun to the position of senior analyst. Newlun originally joined the Category Partners team last year as an analyst focused on the core client deliverables, including retail sales analysis, consumer research analytics and data reporting platform (CP Conduit) support.
Newlun’s role will grow to cover additional direct client support and consulting, machine learning capabilities and the mentoring and oversight of the Category Partners analytics team.
“It goes without saying, as 2020 began to unfold, it was anybody’s guess as to how the industry would be impacted," said CEO Tom Barnes. "Category Partners was no exception. As the year progressed and our growth was strong and accelerating, it became obvious very fast that we needed to expand our team with people who could contribute on day one.
“Jashon hit the ground running and never looked back," Barnes said. "He has been a key contributor to the success of our team and that of our clients across the perishables industries. Promoting Jashon is really about ‘truth in labeling’. He contributes at a high level and we’re excited to recognize this. Congratulations Jashon!”
Newlun is a graduate of BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. He grew up in Seattle and currently lives in Idaho Falls, ID, with his wife and their cat, Rory. Newlun considers himself a movie buff, enjoys globe-trotting and is always looking to travel to some new and exotic location. Among his more memorable travels was his time in Eastern Europe where he gained fluency in Romanian.