don poirier


don poirier

phone: +1 614-440-9232


Don Poirier is a Principal with Columbus Consulting. He has spent 40 years in business and system integration where he has worked exclusively in the retail, distribution, and manufacturing industries. Don has a strong ability to plan, organize, and execute complex projects while motivating staff toward a successful completion. He has an outstanding track record of on-time, on-budget project completion performance that encompasses over $1,000,000,000 in projects managed. Don has a keen ability to rapidly understand key business and industry related issues and therefore can apply cost-effective solutions to generate added corporate profits. Don is often engaged by hardware, software, and other consultant solution providers including; HP, Teradata, Netezza, Oracle, and IBM, both in pre-sales and post-sales situations. He assists these solution providers in developing solutions to solve complex business problems in the business intelligence arena using data warehouse technology.

Before joining Columbus, Don’s responsibilities included; management over information technology, inventory management, purchasing, distribution, multi-unit warehouse management, multi-unit retail store management, production floor management, multi-plant management, construction management, finance, accounting, and general administration. Positions held with; Safelite Glass Corporation, Micro Center, Inc, The Limited, Inc and Anderson Consulting.

Relevant Experience

  • Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Distribution, and Purchasing for a glass manufacturing company.
  • General Manager of Retail Sales, Service, and Education for a big box technology retailer.
  • Director of Information Technology (CIO equivalent) for a multi-banner specialty retailer.
  • Senior Manager Consultant for a large consulting firm.

Client List

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle
  • American Signature
  • Ascena
  • Claire’s Stores
  • dressbarn
  • DSW
  • Esselunga
  • Guitar Center
  • Justice
  • Teradata
  • Netezza
  • Target
  • WalMart
  • Worthington Industries
  • Value City
  • RedEnvelope
  • New York & Company
  • Limited Stores
  • Big Lot Stores
  • Limited Brands
  • Express
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Lane Bryant
  • Safelite Auto Glass

Education and Certification

The Ohio State University – BS