Kurt Salmon Grows Retail and Consumer Products Group with New Partner Hires

New partners specialize in driving operational and strategic changes to improve performance

Jun 26, 2012, 10:00 ET from Kurt Salmon

NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon welcomes new partners Cort Jacoby and Kurt Kendall to its Retail and Consumer Products Group, further fortifying the firm's ability to help retailers respond to a new consumer environment.

"The retail and consumer products industry is going through a period of intense change," said Madison Riley, managing director of Kurt Salmon's Retail and Consumer Products Group in North America. "With these new hires, we are combining new capabilities with Kurt Salmon's 75-year history in the sector to address our clients' evolving needs."

Jacoby has more than 20 years' experience advising a variety of retail and consumer products companies on their product development, sourcing and supply chain strategies. He joins Kurt Salmon from Archstone Consulting and also held senior positions at Deloitte and A.T. Kearney.

"I'm excited to join the Kurt Salmon team and help clients implement unique transformations that drive top-tier performance," Jacoby said.

Kendall comes to Kurt Salmon from McKinsey & Company, where he co-led their Consumer and Marketing Analytics Center. Previously, he served as the vice president of Enterprise Decision Analytics for Sears Holdings, where he was responsible for strategy and customer insights across the company's business units and channels.

"Never have customer insights been more essential to a retailer's strategy, and this trend will only continue," Kendall said. "At Kurt Salmon, I look forward to helping clients use advanced analytics and big data to unlock customer insights and use them to drive growth in sales and profitability." 

About Kurt Salmon

For more than 75 years, Kurt Salmon has been the trusted advisor to leaders of the retail and consumer products sector. Our history centers on unparalleled industry specialization, through which we have earned the privilege of working with 30 of the world's top 50—and all of the top five—retailers, global and specialty brands, and top-tier suppliers and vendors. From strategy to operations management and supply chain services, we deliver measurable results for our clients.

Globally, Kurt Salmon has more than 1,400 consultants in 13 countries across four continents. Our clients are industry leaders who benefit from our deep industry and functional expertise in global financial services, information technology and health care.

Learn more at www.kurtsalmon.com.

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