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Independent management consultants specializing in retail

Umbrex connects our clients to independent management consultants with deep experience in the retail industry. Over 90% of our retail practice consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in roles in the retail industry.

Examples of how we help retail clients

For a $12B consumer electronics company, oversaw digital strategy on new direct-to-consumer service line that generated $400M in incremental revenue.

Oversaw due diligence on iconic home furnishings retailer, including complete strategic, operating, financial, legal and HR assessment. Performed negotiations on behalf of foreign strategic buyer.

Designed restructuring and turnaround plan of a Gulf Cooperation Council apparel retailer with 40 stores.

For a luxury clothing retailer, led RFP process, achieving 18% decrease in spend on component and accessory items and 29% cost decrease in corrugated packaging.

Led PMO responsible for city-by-city roll-out of new store concept for a global retailer.

For a Fortune 200 sportswear company, built an apparel manufacturing network strategy to bring priority factories and suppliers in alignment with each other and increase speed to market.

Built the customer experience team at a leading online retailer. Implemented data-driven decison making and technology capabilities for optimal cross-functional operations.

Developed the pricing strategy for a Fortune 200 company and established the new, centralized pricing function.

For a luxury eyewear retailer, oversaw merchandising and product development. Over two years, revenue grew by 300%.

For a national children’s clothing retailer, developed strategy to enter wholesale channel, an estimated $200M opportunity.

Retail industry experience at top firms such as:

Senior VP-IT, Integration

Divisional VP, Business Process Integration

SVP Organizational Effectiveness

SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Director of Stores, Mid-Atlantic

Managing Director - Europe

Manager, Strategy and Business Development

Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff

VP of Design & Merchandising

Head of Growth Strategy, B2C Sales

What clients say

Insights on the retail-industry from our podcast:​


John Driscoll, President U.S. Healthcare at Walgreens and Host of CareTalk

John Driscoll



Erik Lautier


Leadership in the Pandemic

Jim Peters

Insights on the Retail industry from our members:

Useful resources on the Retail industry recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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