Extensive Experience In Business Analytics & Project Delivery

Lane is an alliance with Columbus Consulting.  He is a highly motivated professional with extensive experience in project delivery, collaborating with both the functional business and IT areas of retail, wholesale and manufacturing domains. Over a retail career spanning 30+ years, Lane has worked for and consulted with a dozen organizations including traditional brick and mortar retail, multi-channel, and ecommerce-only organizations.  During his career he has gained successful project experience in all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle.  His primary areas of focus include the design and enhancement of Merchandise, Channel and Assortment planning processes, the supporting system implementations and the successful adoption of meaningful solutions into the organization.


  • CitiTrends – Business Analyst & Designer for BI Transformation
    • Gather requirements and design new dashboards for BI Transformation project.  Work with business partners and management to create a platform supporting decision making for multiple groups and processes at the company.
  • Leslie’s Pool Supplies – Business Analyst/Project Manager
    • Business Analysis and requirements documentation for a new PIM solution and also an enhanced loyalty program.  Project Management for the schedule, budget and deliveries for the new PIM system.
  • Gap Inc. – Planning and Reporting Systems Designer
    • Designed and developed multiple planning and reporting tools to support a transition period for Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta brands
  • DFS Group – Manager, Merchant Planning & Reporting
    • Managed Business Analytics department to support a global Merchandising and Planning organization for 5 years.  Responsible for all planning, forecasting and reporting systems and data worldwide.


  • Merchandising Planning & Reporting Systems and Processes
  • Master Data
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting


  • Leadership
  • Business Analysis
  • Process Re-engineering
  • System Implementation
  • Small Application Design & Development
  • Retail Consultant


  • Nike
  • Hallmark
  • Gap Inc.
  • Leslie’s Pool Supplies
  • Levi’s
  • CitiTrends
  • Gymboree
  • KUIU

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