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Expert in Retail Strategy and Operations

Expert ID: 733162 Minnesota, USA

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Expert is a diversely experienced management professional with experience in retail process improvement (consulting and performance management), strategic planning, change management, shrink (retail inventory loss) management, and enterprise-wide risk assessment.

Expert has developed considerable experience in leading strategy via implementation projects. His core skills include conceptualizing, designing and delivering organizational performance-enhancing and change-effecting programs.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Bachelor's Subject: Business Administration Institution: University of Iowa

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert focuses on store operations, strategic planning, store operations, process improvement projects, and asset protection. His engagements have included retail operations strategy through implementation projects; total-channel strategy; advising on organizational transformation, including revising store organizations; and international project support, including supply chain, inventory management, and shrinkage reduction.
Years: 2009 to 2013 Employer: PcW, Canada and U.S. Title: Director Retail Advisory Practice Department: Responsibilities: Expert focused on business process improvement projects, including a variety of development support engagements. Topics included lost prevention, risk-based modeling, organizational transformation development and implementation, workforce management strategy development, and audit review support.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: IBM Title: Associate Partner Department: Retail Consulting Responsibilities: As an Associate Partner in IBM's retail consulting practice, Expert focused on retail technology implementation, loss prevention service offering, and workforce management implementation.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: KPMG, LLP Title: Director Risk Advisory Practice Department: Risk Advisory Practice Responsibilities: At this major accounting firm focusing on risk advisory engagements, Expert directed total organizational risk assessment for a major electronics retailer with an emphasis on global sourcing.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: (Eponymous) Consulting, Inc. Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Expert ran this retail consulting firm for several years, during which time he led process improvement engagements and participated in retail practice business development.
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: PriceWaterHouseCoopers, LLP (New York) Title: Director Retail Consulting Practice Department: Responsibilities: Expert played a major role in business development activities for the firm's retail practices. He also led cross-functional projects and developed retail consulting service offerings and developed shrink management-emphasizing retail service offerings.
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: Arthur Andersen Title: Unit Director Department: Responsibilities: While serving as Director of a unit of this retail consulting firm, Expert developed strategic initiatives for key retail clients. He also helped retail clients reduce shrink, enhance the selling environment (including increasing sales), and improve productivity. Prior to this time, Expert also served the company as Manager and Senior Consultant.
Years: 1985 to 1993 Employer: Nash Finch Company Title: Director of Retail Operations (multi-unit) Department: Retail Operations Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the successful execution of strategic and operational goals (including results/value propositions), for this regional supermarket wholesaler and retailer.
Years: 1971 to 1984 Employer: Various Title: Various Department: Management Responsibilities:  Actively involved in advertising, marketing, new item selection, assortment planning
 Acted as overall project manager for multiple new store openings and remodels
 Store Director in stores ranging from $150K to $350K with total P&L responsibility for three locations
 Assistant Store Manager in three locations
 Produce Manager – full-time position while attending college full-time
 Completed corporate management training program

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