Functional Expertise in Planning and Inventory Management

Gary Hull is a Partner at Columbus Consulting and has been with the organization over 15 years. He has been consulting for retail and wholesale clients, with Columbus Consulting and other firms for over 25 years. Gary is a highly motivated business consultant with global experience.  He has designed and implemented merchandising planning solutions for over 50 clients, spanning apparel, footwear and hard lines.  His responsibilities have included project management, business and application requirements gathering, process and system design, system configuration and implementation.  Prior to joining Columbus Consulting, Gary was employed by Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), Comshare and Bath & Body Works.


  • Dollar General – Engagement Director
    • Managed numerous merchandise planning, inventory management and space planning projects
    • Developed and maintained project partnership for almost 10 years
  • Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Company) – Engagement Director
    • Supervised various planning and allocation projects
    • Worked with this client for over 15 years
  • Michael Kors – Functional Lead
    • Led functional design and configuration for merchandise planning systems for a global project
    • Implemented a planning system for the United States retail team


  • Merchandise financial planning
  • Omni planning
  • Inventory management
  • Management consulting


  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • System Selection
  • System design and Implementation
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Retail Consultant


  • Dollar General
  • Caleres
  • Michael Kors
  • At Home
  • PetSmart

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