Experts in Retail 7 experts

Yohan Jacob

Yohan Jacob

Streamwood, IL | Retail Management Consultant

Yohan Jacob is the President of Retailbound, Inc., a Chicago-based retail marketing and merchandising consulting company. Prior to working at Retailbound, Inc., Mr. Jacob has spent time as a senior merchant at 2 large billion retailers, Sears Holdings and OfficeMax, as well as spent time as a regional sales and marketing manager for a growing consumer product goods manufacturer. Mr. Jacob has over 2 decades of product merchandising and marketing experience. He has helped several consumer product goods manufacturers become more successful in both the retail and commercial trade. Mr. Jacob... Read more

Luis Padilla

Luis Padilla

Barrington, IL | CEO at Padilla Retail Consulting.

Luis Padilla is CEO and Founder of Padilla Retail Consulting a consulting firm focused on brand creation and business development in consumer products. Padilla Consulting has worked with all level companies from start ups to Fortune 500. Padilla Retail Consulting brings the right blend of operating and advisory experience to help clients cut through difficult problems and realize game changing financial outcomes. Luis has over 30 years experience of senior executive leadership in retail and brand related positions including President of ENK a global fashion trade show company,... Read more

Jeff Sward

Jeff Sward

New York, NY | Consulting, Coaching, Creating and Managing Change

People+Product+Planning+Positioning+Pricing+Presentation+Promotion = Productivity & Profit Jeff Sward has tremendous depth and breadth of experience. His multi-faceted background has spanned across a full range of Retail and Wholesale assignments. He has worked for premier retailers such as Macy's, Sak's, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle Outfitters. His brand background includes Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama, Ben Sherman, DKNY, and Orvis. Product specialties include Men's and Kids apparel, but the lessons and thought processes apply to a much broader universe of... Read more

Ric Anderson

Ric Anderson

Mckinney, TX | Senior Omni-Channel Retail Merchandising Executive, Retail Consultant, Interim Retail President, Retail Turnaround

Ric Anderson is a respected Omni-Channel Retail and Wholesale Executive. As President of Anderson Strategic Brand Concepts, Ric brings "Clarity to Retail & Wholesale Strategy" by using a "Customer Centric Vision" to create innovative solutions and merchandising processes to position brands as “top of mind". His wide breath of experience in Merchandising, P & L, Strategy, E-Commerce, Product, and Operations, at a senior level allow him to find the best "Value Propositions" and "Competitive Advantages" for any company. He builds teams engaged in executing the omni-channel merchandising... Read more

Patti Becker

Patti Becker

Stamford, CT | Award-Winning, Full Service Global Marketing Consultant and Licensing Agent Available as Expert Witness

Award-Winning, Full Service Global Marketing Consultant and Licensing Agent. Digital Strategist. Startup Advisor. Consumer Products Licensor with Many Items Selling Over 1 mm Pieces. Brand Builder A global branding, licensing, IP rights management, and consulting firm. Becker Associates LLC is an award-winning, full service global brand extension and consulting agency growing our customers revenues through strategic and creative development of licensed products. We provide strategic consulting services, branding, product development, animation, social media, IP rights negotiations,... Read more

Michael Zielinski

Michael Zielinski

New Lenox, IL | Convenience Store, Financial Services, and Retail Management Industry Professional

I've been in the convenience store industry for over 35 years and the financial services industry for over 20 years. I take projects ranging from trends and opinions in these industries, to contract review and sourcing. I can also serve as an interim CEO or in another senior management role while searches are completed. I have thousands of contacts in these industries that allow me to solve problems by finding trust worthy partners and/or colleagues to assist in almost any business issue and/or initiative. We also manage retail locations under contract when there are takeovers,... Read more

Ani Collum

Ani Collum

Norwell, MA | Retail Industry Expert

Summary: Retail industry expert with over fifteen years of experience working with start-ups to large retail chains across all aspects of the business, including branding, marketing, inventory management, merchandising, operations and new concept incubation. Background in lifestyle, luxury, department store and off-price segments. Industry speaker and frequent press contributor for retail related trends and stories. Process: Depends on client and project scope. Typically begin process with an info gathering session to understand opportunities and challenges from the client's perspective... Read more