Global management consultancy Kurt Salmon is pleased to announce that Michael Neff is joining the firm as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Group.

With 30 years in the retail and consumer goods industry, Mr. Neff has deep experience working with organizations to improve customer experience, innovation and collaboration while leveraging initiatives in SaaS, cloud, e-commerce and the digital consumer. He is also recognized as a subject matter expert in innovation and product lifecycle management (PLM) and has spoken at numerous industry events, including at conferences hosted by Consumer Goods Technology and the National Retail Federation, on this topic.

“Kurt Salmon has a standout reputation for helping brands navigate the evolving retail and consumer goods landscape,” notes Neff. “But the rate of change within the industry shows no signs of slowing down. I’m excited to draw on my experience working with leading manufacturers and brands in order to help our customers keep pace and deliver on their promises.”

Prior to Kurt Salmon, Mr. Neff worked with Computer Sciences Corporation and was responsible for the execution and delivery of $400 million in IT services for retail and consumer products companies. He also previously worked for Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he created a new P&L service offering for retail and consumer goods companies. He began his career with Procter & Gamble Company, managing the sales and customer marketing of a $600 million category.

“Michael has worked with some of the largest retail and consumer goods companies in the world, and his digital and cloud experience is particularly relevant to Kurt Salmon’s clients,” said Brooks Kitchel, leader of the Global Retail and Consumer Group at Kurt Salmon. “We’ve long been committed to helping manufacturers and brands navigate omnichannel, digital and supply chain transformation, and Michael’s insights into PLM best practices and the technology required to boost production and increase speed to market is just what our customers need as they face mounting pressure from retail partners and consumers alike.”

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