Linda Johansen-James


Linda Johansen-James is an imaginative brand builder, customer-centric retail strategist, innovator, C-suite executive, and entrepreneur. With 18 years in retail and more than $1.7b in sales, Linda creates immersive experiences that push retail boundaries. As the Founder and CEO of International Retail Management and Consulting Group, LLC (IRG), Linda aligns with experts in the retail field, expanding boundaries and inventing new brand concepts that delight end-users and outperform at the point-of-sale. Linda’s innovation and unmatched vision led her to co-found and launch R_Evolution, the first-of-its-kind experiential pop-up shop. With dozens of other pop-up, franchisee, and owner operator projects procured, Linda is the go-to expert in the specialty retail arena.

As a renowned speaker and consultant, she flips retail on its head, pushing executives and retail specialists alike to think outside the box and innovate. She is a frequent speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECON, SPREE, Ancillary Retail and Retail X conventions. With a belief that “To whom much is given, much is expected,” Linda supports multiple charities.

Currently, Linda lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Max and they have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Anthony Hussey


Anthony Hussey is a highly astute financial professional, Juris Doctor, unique problem solver, and high-level negotiator. Entrusted to guide C-Suite executives with a variety of complex financial issues, Anthony currently oversees International Retail Management and Consulting Group’s (IRG’s) financial operations. Anthony is highly skilled at all facets of specialty retail financial management. With ten years financial planning expertise coupled with his Juris Doctor degree,

Anthony has a strong business acumen and thrives in high stress, high demand environments. Anthony obtained his BS in Accounting from the University of Arizona and holds his Juris Doctor from Central California College – School of Law.

TJ Roberts


TJ Roberts is a dynamic sales professional, C-suite executive, co-champion of new retail concepts, team builder, and strategic planner. With more than 10 years’ experience leading retail teams and his diverse operations background, TJ brings top-notch leadership and sales skills to every retail project. Whether launching a short-term pop-up or providing the strategic planning, budgeting, and P&L for a new business start-up, TJ gives brands a well-executed retail experience that consumers love. Analytical as well as creative, he develops customized in-depth reports and forecasting models that seamlessly improve the customer experience. TJ also creates and implements a full suite of onboarding and training programs and materials that meet the full array of client needs. His talents include extensive experience with Microsoft Office (expert level Excel proficiency), Adobe Creative Cloud, POS development, and Project Management Software.

Michael Pappas


Michael Pappas is a training and franchise expert with a knack for building resource rich client operations that run seamlessly. As International Retail Management and Consulting Group’s (IRG’s) Client Operations Director, Michael oversees client recruitment, hiring, and training. Multi-versed in everything from payroll to inventory management, Michael ensures that product ordering is at an optimal level based on seasonality, promotions, forecasts, and trending.

Prior to his work at IRG, Michael held prestigious roles at Bricks 4 Kidz where he led the franchise support team for 150 franchisees, the Dapper Doughnut as Director of Training/Franchisee Coordinator, and as an integral member of the operations team of STB.

Michael’s 10 years of food and beverage experience spans all levels of front and back of house operations. Michael served in the U.S. Army for four years, reaching the rank of Corporal and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His combat missions total 300 between 2007 to 2008.

Myisha Richmond


Myisha Richmond is an exemplary C-Suite Level Executive Assistant skilled in a variety of customer-driven sales and support roles. As Project Manager at International Retail Management and Consulting Group (IRG), she consistently brings flawless execution to every aspect of the client’s account, including day-to-day operations and front and back-end retail management. Known as the behind-the-scenes project expert, she continuously improves processes and streamlines workflow to optimize schedules. Executives have partnered with Myisha for more than 12 years to ensure impeccable operations and customer satisfaction. Awarded Employee of the Year in 2017, she shines in retail operations from account inception to every client milestone. A hands-on team player, no job is too big or small for Myisha. Prior to her current role at IRG, Myisha’s vast experience includes Store Manager, Training Manager, and Merchandiser.

Shawn Burns


Shawn Burns brings a long and diverse background of sales and customer service. With over 18 years in both retail and investment banking, he has managed large and small accounts and brings solutions that create value for the client and organization. In his role as Director of New Business Development for Pop-Up Staffing, Shawn will be actively seeking partnerships with new brands, retailers and mall developers to grow Pop-Up Staffing’s network.