Proven Leadership in Retail Executive IT Management & Operations

Len Jacaruso is a Partner at Columbus Consulting. He provides strategic and tactical expertise in executive and operational management, consulting, system analysis, development, implementation and end-user training in global retail, wholesale, supply chain, and ecommerce. He specializes in strategic system and organizational reviews, PMO, change management and outsourcing process development and/or refinement, security, and governance compliance. He has held progressive IT leadership roles at prestigious retail brands in the US.


  • Columbus Consulting International – Sr. Technical Consultant
    • Christmas Tree Shops, WholeStone Farms: Migrated legacy applications to an iSeries environment; including architectural designs, MDM restructuring, data integration and process flows 
    • Cititrends: Managed IP’s ERP and Smart Planning Suite (Assortment Merchandising, Core MFP, Forecasting, Allocation, Planning and Analytics)
    • Fresh American and Trail Appliances: Provided strategic IT assessment services in the development of an applications health check and roadmap, with timeline and costs
    • American Signature Furniture, LifeWay Christian Stores, Soft Surroundings Rue Gilt Groupe: Led the ERP/POS evaluation/selection process; developed system requirements across business disciplines
    • Hibbett Sports and Implus: Provided direction on Merchandising and CRM/CDP applications
  • Macy’s – Group VP of Private Brands Technology
    • Initiated the replacement for the current foundational Order Management System and the application groups integrated into it to accommodate an omnichannel business model
  • US Marine Corps – CIO Personal & Family Readiness Division
    • Implemented POS, Merchandising and Assortment/Forecasting Planning projects
  • Liz Claiborne – VP System Development. 
    • Responsible for retail and wholesale supply and demand platform strategies; managing the supply chain, PLM, Design Technologies, Wholesale Business Planning, BI, HRMS and Financial projects


  • POS/Ecommerce
  • Omni Channel Planning
  • Wholesale Sourcing & Demand


  • Retail Executive Management
  • Project Management & Implementation
  • Consulting


  • American Signature Furniture
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Cititrends
  • Fresh American
  • Hibbett | City Gear
  • Implus Footcare
  • Lifeway Christian Stores
  • Rue Gilt Groupe
  • Soft Surroundings
  • WholeStone Farms

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