Proven Leadership in Retail Systems Development

Marc is a Partner at Columbus Consulting. He has over 25 years’ experience designing, developing and implementing IT solutions in the retail sector. He was a founding member of the development teams that built two of the world’s leading merchandise planning systems with JDA and i2 Technologies. More recently, he has been a technical consultant on JDA, Nextail, Oracle/RPAS and the o9 suite of software solutions, specializing in reporting and integration. He blends an in-depth business understanding with technical expertise.


  • JCrew (New York) – Solution Architect
    • Solution Architect for o9 implementing MFP, Store Planning, Assortment Planning.
  • Guess Jeans (US, Europe) – Solution Architect
    • Solution and Functional design of the Nextail Replenishment, Allocation systems.
  • Ted Baker (London) – Solution Architect
    • Created a demand based financial plan by using Google Analytics to challenge existing history based plans. 
  • Cato Corporation, US – Solution Architect
    • Reporting solution design for Oracle Assortment Planning implementation using BI Publisher/OBIEE.
  • ASOS (London) – Solution Architect
    • Solution Architect for Oracle RPAS financial and assortment planning
  • Eddie Bauer – Solution Architect
    • Reporting design for Oracle RPAS financial and item planning
  • Tesco (UK) -– Solution Architect
    • Oracle RPAS Solution architect for cost-based merchandise financial planning
  • Saks 5th Avenue – Solution Architect
    • Designed Omni-channel BI reporting for Oracle RPAS financial planning. Solution architect for a retail method JDA i2 financial planning system
  •     Wal-Mart, UK Apparel Division – Solution Architect
    • Created solution design for BI reporting for an Oracle RPAS financial planning system. Solution architect for real-time reporting for JDA’s assortment planning solution


  • Merchandising & MP&A
  • Reporting
  • Financial Planning, Assortment Planning


  • International
  • Leadership
  • System Planning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Omni-Channel
  • Technical Architecture
  • Retail Consultant


  • JCrew, Guess, Cato
  • ASOS, UK
  • Eddie Bauer,Gordmans
  • Tesco, UK
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • Wal-Mart (UK),BigW (Australia)

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