Consulting Leader Experienced in Establishment of New IT Departments, Expansions, & Enabling Business Mandates

Lisa Staples is a Principal of Columbus Consulting. Lisa is a dedicated, solution-and-quality-focused IT and business leader with a proven track record of accomplishing business and systems objectives while adhering to cost-effective approaches for projects and system stability.  She has strong organizational and analytical skills, and a keen eye for delivering outcome-based initiatives, with a unique capacity for performing both upper management roles and hands-on problem solving – guiding onshore and offshore teams while architecting engineering approaches – and also solving complex problems to support critical systems.


  • Christmas Tree Shops
    • delivered a highly-successful migration of a merchandise system which had been integral to virtually all other systems and ensured that the 50% of integrations which were being replaced were designed and built accurately.  The entire portfolio of systems was migrated in a nine-month window as part of a divestiture from a former parent company.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Brought in to deliver technical migration deliverables, but rapidly became known as the expert in the company on my functional area.  Ensured that the migration caused no material impacts to client-facing functionality.
  • The Limited
    • Implemented advanced omnichannel management suite which was projected to increase sales by $6M per year; led migration of 70% of all applications after separation from LBrands corporate portfolio, including replacing an antiquated point-of-sale system and implementing their first online purchasing platform; oversaw re-implementation of PeopleSoft HCM/Payroll due to obsolescence of 10-year-old version


  • Merchandising / Core Retail Systems
  • Stores, Ecommerce, Omni Channel
  • Distribution / Logistics
  • HCM / Payroll


  • System Implementations / Upgrades
  • Functional & Technical Analysis
  • Business / Systems Liaison
  • Offshore Management
  • Retail Consultant


  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Caterpillar
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • The Limited

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