About Us

The Newmine team is passionate about delivering the next generation of retail excellence.

We are all accomplished professionals with deep retail strategy, operations, and IT systems skills honed by decades of in-the-trenches experience. We have helped some of the retail industry's most iconic brands transform their customer experience and enhance profitability.

Our Executive Team and Advisory Board come from:

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Navjit Bhasin, Founder & CEO

Navjit is a visionary expert in strategy, technology, operations, and change management. As a veteran entrepreneur and an active angel investor, he has worked in hands-on roles for several global retailers and consumer brands. Navjit has built his career as a natural problem solver, having helped some of the retailers navigate the changing industry landscape so they can achieve peak operational efficiency, transform their customer experience, and enhance their profitability. 

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Rhyanna Taylor, Chief Product Officer

Rhyanna has 15+ years of experience managing roles in Fashion/Apparel spanning from product development to distribution.  Her natural ability to detect and solution challenges made her a trusted resource for teams in operations as well as corporate, leading ultimately to a role in sourcing, where she continued to strengthen her focus on finding the most effective way to address issues that occur at any level of the product life cycle. 

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Tony Arona, CRO

Tony is a retail software sales leader with over 25 years of experience growing successful SaaS and retail technology companies. He was a key player in the introduction, growth, and success of distributed order management applications (DOM) while at Manhattan Associates and Yantra (now IBM). His influence drove further adoption of DOM while at Expicient (acquired by Publicis) a global professional services firm focused on deploying omnichannel software products. Tony has also held sales leadership roles at Ariba, i2 technologies and SAP America during his career.

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Trishan Singh, CTO

Trishan is a retail technologist with 20 years of experience as a manager, developer, technical architect, and engineer. During his career, he has been instrumental in getting deep into the business and technology stack to surface the best ROI for the business. Enterprise systems and technology need to balance ease of use with timely business solutions. As the Chief Technology Officer at Iconic Group, Inc., Trishan led transformational technology changes and services for multiple business lines. Trishan has held technology leadership roles at Boot Barn, Sheplers and Mentor Graphics.

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Donny Askin, EVP

Donny is a retail technology pioneer, entrepreneur, and leader with over four decades of experience founding and growing successful high-tech companies. Covering a broad spectrum, these companies include startups, turnarounds, and business units within larger public and private-equity-owned corporations. Donny was founder, CEO, and Chairman of CommercialWare (sold to MICROS, now part of Oracle), CEO and Chair of OrderMotion (sold to NetSuite, now part of Oracle), CEO of Arigo, SVP and GM at Gerber Technology and SVP of Operations and Finance at Radius8.

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Mark Lightbody, EVP

Mark is a retail domain expert with 35+ years as an accomplished software executive with hands on experience in retail and direct channels. Much of his career was spent with CommercialWare and MICROS (now part of Oracle). He brings a deep understanding of the opportunities and complexities related to the design, implementation, and adoption of enterprise software and technologies. Mark has experience with retail business processes, commerce, and backend systems, as well as the metrics required to successfully manage and grow a retail business. 


Advisory Board

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Diane Randolph

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Graziano De Boni

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Mike Relich

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Scott Glaser

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Ravi Bhaskaran

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Rich McMahon

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Guy Hipwell

Recognized as an industry innovator

Gartner Cool Vendor 2019

Recognized for Supply Chain Management Technology

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Named Disruptor in AI-Powered Inventory Management Technology

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2020 Exciting Startups

Let's Disrupt Returns Together

Our Promise

We're confident we can help you thrive in the transforming retail arena. This is what you get when you work with us:

  • Clarity from Ambiguity
  • Pragmatic Approach
  • Tailored Solutions
  • Accelerated Results

And that’s what you want, to get to the source of your problem – Along with a professional partner that knows how to meld with your culture and brings state-of-the-art, game-changing processes and technology. We’ve been there and done that. We’re ready to get to work.

Ensuring Retailers Thrive in a Transforming World.