Retail Executive With Proven Track Record For Delivering Results

Lou is a Partner of Columbus Consulting. Lou is an IT Retail Executive with over 30 years experience. He served as VP of Applications, leading an organization of 120+ employees; managed an annual capital budget of $30 Million. His team launched a successful ecommerce website; led and designed the Point of Sale solution for over 1,100 locations. Lou is currently serving as a consultant to IT retailers as Program Manager for large IT initiatives primarily focusing on IT Infrastructure.


  • Sally Beauty Supply Project / Portfolio Manager
    • Managed entire IT infrastructure portfolio of projects
    • Developed IT infrastructure Strategy and Roadmap
    • Managed large strategic projects including the implementation of a new distribution center, Data Center Relocation, SD-WAN implementation, Azure buildout, and IT Infrastructure stabilization
  • Signet Jewelers Project / Program Manager
    • Developed IT project roadman following merger
    • Managed large, strategic projects including the buildout and migration to a co-located data center, IT infrastructure build out of a new repair center, a new home office location, and implementation of the hardware and software to support a custom jewelry design program
  • Lucky Brand Project Manager
    • System selection and vendor negotiation for a new HR/Payroll system


  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Operations
  • Point of Sale


  • IT Assessment & Roadmap
  • Tactical & Strategic Planning
  • System Selection
  • System Implementation
  • Executive Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Retail Consultant


  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Signet Jewelers
  • Lucky Brands
  • Pier 1 Imports

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