marc reifeis


marc reifeis
Managing Partner

phone: +1 614-284-6100


Marc Reifeis is a Partner and Board member with Columbus Consulting where his focus has been in the areas of Merchandise Planning & Allocation, Business Intelligence, Size Optimization, and Manufacturing Optimization. His experience consists of in-depth, hands-on experience in the implementation, integration and management of custom software applications for Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning and Management and Advanced Allocation. Other functional areas of expertise include optimization of manufacturing forecasts and size modeling utilizing customer purchase data.

Prior to joining Columbus in 2004, Marc held various positions over a 14-year career with Limited Brands. Roles and responsibilities spanned Director of Development at Victoria’s Secret Stores and Centralized IT leadership roles across multiple divisions, such as Director of Data Warehousing, Director of Allocation/Replenishment and Program Director for the enterprise-wide implementation of PeopleSoft HCM. Prior to his tenure with Limited Brands, Marc spent 7 years as a consultant with KPMG working for clients in both the public and private sector.  His private sector focus was in the implementation of factory automation systems while his public sector focus was in-state retirement and purchasing systems.

Relevant Experience

  • Conducted Allocation application selection and Implemented MID Allocation for specialty apparel retailer.
  • Implemented initial MID Allocation functionality and subsequent upgrades for off-price retailer
  • Designed and implemented Merchandising, Financial, and POS applications for specialty shoe retailer.
  • Integration consultant for JDA Assortment Planning for a specialty apparel retailer.
  • Implemented systems to provide visibility to size level data for specialty shoe retailer
  • Technical integration on a JDA Assortment planning implementation for specialty shoe retailer
  • Interim director of manufacturing and planning for grocery retailer.
  • Evaluated Planning System and Organization, working directly with the specialty apparel retailer’s leadership team.
  • Designed and developed custom Planning systems for specialty gift retailer.
  • Technical integration for implementation of JDA Assortment planning for large off-price retailer.

Client List

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Big Lot Stores
  • Capricious Shoe Store
  • Chico’s FAS
  • dressbarn
  • DSW
  • Express
  • Justice
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Vitamin Shoppe Industries
  • WalMart
  • Eagle Family Foods

Education and Certification

The Ohio State University – BA – Engineering – Computer Science