Process and Roadmap Leader in the Omni-Channel World

Mark Tobino is a Principal at Columbus Consulting with a 25+ year proven track record of increasing leadership. Most recently, Mark was the Chief Inventory Officer for Destination Maternity, where he led a team of 26 associate in Planning, Allocation, Merch Ops, Decision Support and Web Analytics. Prior roles also include Vice President of Planning and Allocation at Calypso St Barth, as well as VP roles at New York & Co. Mark excels in brining clarity to chaos, and his positive motivational approach has led to strong bottom-line results. In addition to “real world” experience, his successful consulting experience speaks to his ability to adapt, lead and impact any retail organization.


  • Eileen Fisher
    • Created a Detailed Business Process to completely re-invent the Product Lifecycle, including introducing a Merchandise Financial Planning Department to the Organization, producing a 52-week Integrated Planning Calendar, a new Organizational Talent Structure with updated Roles/Responsibilities, Hierarchy and Metric changes including Data Dictionary
  • Soft Surroundings
    • Senior Functional Lead in the selection, design, testing, validation and implementation of a Business Intelligence Solution
  • Tuesday Morning
    • Designed and built an Excel Planning Solution with Database capability allowing the business to plan in Excel but have the look and feel of a multimillion dollar Planning system. Functionality included Seeding, In-Season Actualization and Forecasting, Multiple Plan Versions, and Admin functionality
  • At Home
    • Responsible for leading a group of Planners in building over 400 Spring Plans for the company while the organization designed and implemented JDA Planning/Allocation solution
  • Ross Stores/dd’s
    • Business Lead working with the Strategy Team to enhance the Buying process with new analytics, process and reports


  • Merchandising/Design
  • MP&A
  • Business Process
  • Project Management


  • Project Leadership
  • Business Process Design
  • Change Management
  • Inventory Management
  • System Selection
  • System Implementation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training/Testing

Clients Include

  • Tuesday Morning
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Soft Surroundings
  • At Home
  • Ross Stores/dd’s

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