Partner, Greater China
Karin is a Partner in our Shanghai practice. With two decades of industry and advisory experience, Karin has worked with and consulted to leading local and multinational Retail and Wholesale Executives and their Boards on areas including International Expansion, Operational Process Improvement, Merchandising Effectiveness, as well as Due Diligence projects for PE firms looking to make acquisitions throughout Asia and the US. Specializing in G&A Improvement, Karin has been instrumental in identifying key profitability and productivity opportunities for some of the largest retailers in the world. Karin’s clients span all areas of retail including Small and Large Format Specialty, Grocery and Department Stores in areas as diverse as sporting goods, apparel, luxury, cosmetics, jewelry and grocery. Karin has much global expertise and has spent the last few years specializing in the Asian marketplace with work done throughout Greater China, SE Asia, India, Korea and Japan.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Operation Practice
Nathan Burkland is a partner at Kurt Salmon based in Shanghai, China. With over 16 years of experience, he has focused on supply chain, market entry, logistics strategy, 3PL selection, facility design and performance improvement programs. He has also been involved with the implementation and establishment of new facilities, processes and systems. Mr. Burkland has worked with both direct-to-consumer and retail clients in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. He has led Kurt Salmon’s Logistics and Supply Chain work in Greater China for almost 12 years.