Proven Leadership in Retail Executive IT Management & Operations

Len Jacaruso is a Partner of Columbus Consulting. He provides strategic and tactical expertise in the areas of executive and operational management, consulting, system analysis, development, implementation and end-user training in retail, wholesale, supply chain, ecommerce, and federal and state governments. 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 retails brands in the US.


  • Columbus Consulting International / C3 – Principal
    • Christmas Tree Shops, WholeStone Farms: Migrated legacy applications to an iSeries environment
    • 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 to it to accommodate an omnichannel business model; managed the implementation of a multi-year, internationally deployed PLM suite 
  • US Marine Corps – CIO Personal & Family Readiness Division
    • Implemented best practices for accountability, integrity and transparency in the SDLC, change control and PMO processes; initiated POS, Merch./Asst. Planning projects
  • Liz Claiborne – VP System Development
    • Global responsibility for retail and wholesale supply and demand platform strategies; managed the supply chain, PLM, Business Planning, 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
  • Fresh American
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Implus Footcare
  • Lifeway Christian Stores
  • Rue Gilt Groupe
  • Soft Surroundings
  • WholeStone Farms

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