Established Executive-Level Retail Business Professional

Matthew King is a Principal with Columbus Consulting specializing in store systems solutions involving processes, software, and hardware. He has helped numerous retailers design, select, and implement systems throughout North America and in dozens of countries worldwide. With his broad and deep experience and understanding of the retail sector, Mr. King has championed organizational and technical transitions aligning IT, store, and operational departments with business strategy.

Experience

  • Fossil, Deseret Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits – Project Manager
    • Managed the selection of new POS system for multiple international and domestic retail chains across multiple industries (Specialty, Apparel, Book, Grocery, C-Store). Managed all project phases including business process design, impact analysis, system selection, implementation strategy/logistics, and support structure
  • Ultra Diamonds – Project Manager
    • Managed all phases of ERP and POS implementation projects including the design, development, budgeting, programming, test/debugging, documentation, site preparation, alpha/beta testing, installation, training, disaster recovery, maintenance, change management, and support
  • National Veterinary Association, Tire Battery Corp, Petco – Project Manager
    • Created business and IT operational processes and led the hardware and software implementation for multiple P2Pe electronic payment system initiatives aligning clients with PCI-DSS regulations. U.S. and Canadian locations. Implemented multiple P2Pe electronic payment system initiatives aligning clients with PCI-DSS regulations
  • SkinMarkets, Quik-Way, Unified Western Grocers – Project Manager
    • Created new technical services structures and groups that supported 1000s of North American retail locations with hardware, software, and networking support. Created and managed SLAs, escalation procedures, reporting, and client relations

Specialization

  • Store Systems (Hardware and Software)
  • Payment Systems
  • Sourcing and Supply Chain

Expertise

  • International
  • System Evaluation
  • Functional Design
  • System Selection
  • System Implementation
  • Process Improvement

Clients Include

  • Annas’ Linens
  • Avenue Stores
  • Genesco
  • Guitar Center
  • Gymboree
  • Loehmann’s
  • Tracy Evans
  • Wild Oats

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