CLA is a global consultancy that advises and works collaboratively with brands, retailers, investors, technology companies and scaleups.
With a focus on retail and innovation, CLA works closely with its clients to identify growth opportunities globally, accelerate innovation and create go to market strategies.
We help businesses expand internationally across North America, Asia and Europe. Whether via cross-border e-commerce, wholesale, direct or via partners, we help you develop your international expansion strategy.
CLA helps startups, scaleups and fast-growing businesses unlock growth via Fractional CXO services, investment strategy, Go To Market (GTM) strategies, Advisory boards and branding/thought leadership.
Grounded with deep marketing and branding expertise, CLA works with companies to develop global brand and thought leadership campaigns and execution.
CLA founders frequently speak at industry conferences, contribute to podcasts and media articles, develop thought leadership pieces and host strategy and innovation workshops at client off-sites and sessions.
CLA is a recognized thought leader in the global retail and technology industry, with its founders active in the media, conference circuit and industry associations including Rethink Retail, Coresight AI Council, Mobile Monday, TedXShanghai and others.
CLA Co-Founder Renee Hartmann co-authored the book Next Generation Retail, providing a playbook for how retailers and brand can use new technology to innovate. Spanning AI, Web 3, social commerce, omnichannel, loyalty and more, this book is a reference for the retail industry.
CLA Co-Founder Renee Hartmann was named on of the Top 100 Retail Experts in the world by Rethink Retail in 2024. The Top Retail Experts distinction is one of the most prestigious global accolades in the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industry.
Renee worked closely with the Coresight Research AI Council to host the NextGen Commerce AI Conference at Hudson Yards in December 2023, including moderating the AI in Social Commerce panel with Macy's and Qurate.