Results Oriented Leader Driving Business & Technical Solutions

Drew is a Managing Partner at Columbus Consulting and Retail specialist with over 25 years of business and technical experience in both retail and wholesale sectors.  He has proven leadership and results-oriented individual with global project experience. His Product Management experience includes “Go To Market” Strategies and truly understanding the User experience.  Prior to joining Columbus Consulting, Drew held various positions as Product Manager, Director, Global Sales and Consulting at Predictix, Torex and Blue Yonder. 


  • Eileen Fisher – Project Manager
    • Developed Inventory Roadmap for future process improvements which include business process, roles and responsibilities and supporting systems.
    • Project manager for implementing Design and Merchandising application to enable collaboration and seamless integration with PLM.
  • CitiTrends – Project Lead
    • Project Lead and SME to design and implement Merchandise Planning including Pre-Season and In-Season forecasting and Markdown Planning on the Anaplan platform. Markdown planning managed all aspects to execute store level markdowns
  • Talbots –  Project Lead
    • High-level design for Assortment Planning, including the development of a business case to show ROI value based on current operations. Selection and implementation of new merchandise planning application and facilitated the move from Retail to Cost accounting throughout the company, which included the approach, execution and training. Business process requirements for modifications to existing Buy Plan and new Key Item planning applications and lead for testing
  • Tory Burch – Project Lead
    • Project Lead on Multi Phase project to implement JDA Enterprise planning for Corporate Merchandise Planning, Retail Store planning, Retail Merchandise Planning, Ecommerce Demand Planning, Ecommerce Merchandise Planning and Wholesale Account Planning


  • Merchandising and MP&A
  • Location Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Product Management


  • Business Development
  • System Selection
  • Program / Project Management
  • System Architecture
  • System Implementation
  • Change Management
  • Retail Consultant


  • Eileen Fisher
  • CitiTrends
  • Talbots
  • Tory Burch
  • J. Crew
  • L.L. Bean
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Harrods

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