Alvarez & Marsal Launches Retail Practice

Dean Tarpley, former senior VP of retail at Palladium Group, has joined Alvarez & Marsal to launch a retail industry practice.

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Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent professional services firm, specializing in performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services, announced that Dean Tarpley, former senior vice president of retail at Palladium Group, Inc., has joined the firm as a managing director and head of the firm’s Retail Industry Practice. He is based in Dallas.

“Dean’s retail consulting and hands-on management experience offer a solid foundation on which we can build the firm’s dedicated Retail Industry Practice.”
.Mr. Tarpley brings more than 25 years of experience working with progressive global retailers across several industry segments, both in executive roles and externally in a consulting capacity. With deep expertise in corporate finance, store operations, merchandising, distribution and logistics, his background includes helping retail companies effectively link their strategies to their operations by integrating people, processes, data and systems across the enterprise.

“The shifting economic climate has forced retailers to implement operational changes and begin evaluating different models for future growth,” said Tom Elsenbrook, head of Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting. “Dean’s retail consulting and hands-on management experience offer a solid foundation on which we can build the firm’s dedicated Retail Industry Practice.”

Most recently, as a senior vice president of retail at Palladium Group, Inc., Mr. Tarpley led the firm’s global retail practice. Over the past 13 years, he built the practice into a successful team of retail industry experts focused on delivering process improvements to clients and developing leading-edge systems and tools to support those processes. Prior to that, he was with ThinkFast Consulting, a legacy company of Palladium and served in roles at Zale Corporation and Blockbuster.

Mr. Tarpley holds a bachelor’s degree, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a frequent speaker on best practices for Corporate Performance Management and Strategy Execution for retail companies.

About Alvarez & Marsal

Since 1983, Alvarez & Marsal has set the standard for working with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. A leading independent global professional services firm, A&M draws on its deep operational and turnaround heritage to help companies across the industry spectrum improve operating and financial performance, and to navigate business, litigation and tax matters with speed, responsiveness and unmatched quality.

Whether serving as business advisers or in interim management roles during periods of change or transition, A&M stands for leadership, problem-solving and value creation. A&M clients range from multinational to middle-market companies around the world that are both publicly held and privately owned. With a bias toward action, implementation and results, Alvarez & Marsal professionals serve large and mid-cap private equity firms, company management and boards and other stakeholders aiming to drive sustainable results up and down the balance sheet.

A founder of the modern day restructuring industry, Alvarez & Marsal has been honored numerous times by the Turnaround Management Association and has been recognized as one of the Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine.

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