Proven Leadership in Retail Business Transformation

Richard Pedott is a Partner with Columbus Consulting. Rich has over 34 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading US and International Retailers and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results. He is the co-author of “Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action”. His areas of expertise include Omni-Channel, Assortment Planning, Merchandise Planning, Product Lifecycle Management, Allocation, and Supply Chain. He was most recently the Chief Executive of the Retail, Direct-to-Consumer, and Wholesale operation for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Restructured organization and operations, removing $2.3 million in operating costs
    • Developed 3-year strategic capital investment roadmap including cutover with Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Eddie Bauer
    • Re-designed the organization, assortment planning and inventory management processes as part of Eddie Bauer’s Omni-Channel channel transformation
  • At Home
    • Restructured organization and inventory management operating processes and developed 3-year IT systems investment roadmap to support scaling At Home nationally
  • Chico’s FAS
    • Developed 3-year Omni-Channel IT investment and strategic initiatives roadmap
  • Calvin Klein
    • Led project to implement new Merchandising Hierarchy across all Merchandising Systems and Planning and Allocation Point Solutions


  • Merchandising & MP&A
  • Omni-Channel
  • Sourcing & Supply Chain
  • Store Operations


  • International
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Retail Consultant


  • The Met
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Calvin Klein
  • Michael Kors
  • At Home
  • Chico’s FAS
  • Wal-Mart

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