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 Expert  725811

Expert in Independent Retail Consulting with Clients in the Financial Investment Industry


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an Independent Retail/Consumer Goods Consultant who is qualified to consult on topics that deal with the Dollar Store and Discount Store industries (both current and future). He has developed years of experience working in the industry, achieve a host of successes while working for companies such as: Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Wal-Mart.

Expert has over 24 years of experience working within various Store Operations positions within the Dollar & Discount Store Industries. He has several former colleagues whom he stays in touch with on a regular basis that currently work for various retailers in the field, as well as at the home offices of their respective companies. These contacts serve as pertinent source of expertise that enable expert to gain key insight as to current company operations, as well as to keep abreast of current and future retail trends.

Expert provides channel checks and in-depth analysis to assist clients, predict monthly & quarterly comp store sales figures, as well as other relevant financial information.( Ex: EPS, ROI, GM, NP, Turns etc.). He also spends approximately 40-45 hours/wk researching certain companies through different means such as conference calls with Investor Relations individuals of companies, as well as making regular visits to the various stores of the retailers about whom he consults. (Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, etc.).

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apparel product retailing

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consumer choice prediction

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consumer demographics

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consumer product marketing

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consumer product packaging

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direct product profitability system

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direct store delivery receiving system

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distribution management

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economic forecasting

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efficient consumer response

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electronic merchandising system

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financial forecasting

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forecasting software

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gap analysis

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high volume, low cost product assembly

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high volume, low cost product design

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management decision-making

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management information system

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market forecasting

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market positioning

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market trend

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mass customization

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operability and maintenance review

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operations management

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point-of-sale scanning system

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quality management

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research and development management

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retail automation

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retail expense reduction

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retail information system

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retail product

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retail system planning

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stability prediction

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trend forecasting

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workforce management system

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consumer purchasing behavior

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multi-site implementation

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retail forecasting

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retail operations improvement

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shelf space management system


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Scranton, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2006   M.B.A.   Business Management   Franklin & Marshall College  
1990   B.A.   Public Relations, Marketing   Shippensburg University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2013 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Part Time Blogger

 

Part time online writer for www.ew.com (entertainment weekly).

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Owner (Self-Employed)

 

Independent Retail Consultant

 

Expert is currently the President/Owner of GDA Retail/Consumer Goods Consultants, a company providing consulting services to the Investment Community, with clients who are: Analysts at Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Private Equity Firms as well as Portfolio Managers. He has a strong grasp of the Retail Industry through his 24+ years of experience working in various capacities of Retail Store Operations. Expert's major areas of expertise are: Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, current & future retail trends. As of 2015, have been assisting international clients for 3+ years.

2002 to 2009

 

Family Dollar Stores Inc.

 

Retail Store Operations

 

Regional Vice-President

 

Expert was a Regional Vice President of Store Operations with Family Dollar Stores within the Mid-Atlantic Region where he was responsible for directing over 900 stores within an 8 state region that did in excess of $925M/yr in revenue.

1999 to 2003

 

Dollar General Stores Inc.

 

Retail Store Operations

 

District Manager

 

Expert was a District manager for Dollar General who reported directly to the Regional Vice-President. He directed a large district within a 3 state territorty that produced in excess of $58M/YR in sales volume.

1990 to 1999

 

Wal-Mart Stores

 

Retail Store Operations

 

General Store Manager/Regional Human Resuource Recruiter

 

Expert began his career with Wal-Mart Stores Inc right after graduating from college and was instrumental in the company's expansion into the Northeast as well as the Supercenter Division, which at the time was its newest endeavor .


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of National Retail Foundation,

Member of the Society of Industry Leaders

Awards/Recognition

Retail District Manager of the Year For Entire Dollar General Company for 2001.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Accomplished author of several published articles in various retail trade publications: 17 published retail articles and 23 published retail analyses.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was the #3 most requested retail consultant for Gerson Lehrman in 2006.
  • Expert consistently speaks with: Hedge Fund Managers, Mutual Fund Managers, Portfolio Managers as well as others within the Financial Investment Community.
  • Expert worked for a company on a project that dealt with International Retailing. (With India being the primary component.) in 2009.
  • He has worked on several new start-up retail business ventures.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
New Store (site) experience, Private Label Brand Merchandise experience, Closeout/Liquidation Industry experience.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witnesses universal product code for consulting on UPC.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   India   He was a successful key consultant on a project that dealt with the "Retail penetration Into India" for a company.

Market Research:
He takes great pride in the fact that he has achieved a 100% Positive Feedback Score for every consultation with which he has been involved. He has also developed a respectful list with regards to repeat clients. (Many with whom he speaks on a regular basis).

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Certified Sam Walton Institute of Retailing Trainer. He has delivered many different lectures on various retail topics to marketing classes at Penn State University.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has been successful in assisting various suppliers to acquire Vendor Status for all 3 retailers he has worked for. (Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Family Dollar).

Other Skills and Services

He has a strong backgroung in Retail Human Resource Areas.


 

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