Proven Leader in Project Management

Daniel McCarthy is an Alliance with Columbus Consulting. He has over 35 years of experience working with retail firms. He specializes in merchandising strategy, program and project management, operations improvement and systems integration. Experienced with all segments of retailing, with excellent communications skills. Capable of dealing effectively across all segments of an organization.


  • JCPenney – Director of Application development & Protfolio Management
    • Role included accountable for strategic project delivery, executive communication and steering to identify business needs, drive alignment, communicate vision and influence direction for the portfolio, global team development, facilitated all technology enablement for the portfolios, creation/management of the technology roadmap and incident management/stability for high profile systems, and capital and expense budget management, vendor relationships, and strategic business partnerships
  • Pier 1 Imports – Director of Application Development
    • Role included accountable for strategic project delivery, custom Development, COT software implementation/integration, SaaS integration, leadership and change management during a successful enterprise-wide agility transformation, team development with a strong focus on coaching, mentoring, collaboration, and continuous improvement, established a collaborative, cross-functional process to build prioritized quarterly work plans based on business value to advance the Analytics and BI portfolio, established a successful Release Management cadence to drive consistency and accuracy for deployments, established an Enterprise Architecture Committee to help drive common development practices (this group was responsible for delivering a publish/subscribe integration standard and a data HUB model for managing master data), managed vendor relationships, steering committees to drive alignment and strategy, negotiation of service agreements to manage cost and an offshore application management team to ensure 24×7 availability of and capital and expense budget management


  • Product Development
  • Strategy and Transformation


  • International
  • Management
  • Technical
  • Business Operations
  • System Integration


  • JCPenney
  • Pier 1 Imports

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