2014 – Present
I currently serve as the Vice President, Ecommerce Merchandising at Walmart Canada.
Prior to Walmart, I was the Vice President, Logistics, Ecommerce and Business Development, for Toysrus Canada. In this role, I worked with the Canadian executive team on the development of short- and long-term logistics, supply chain and Omni-channel strategy for the business. I am recognized globally in the Toysrus family as being a key global leader in Omni channel, supply chain, technology and logistics, successfully leading the way for many countries, in new strategic initiatives within the company.
I am an accomplished professional, with over 20 years of retail experience. I have a proven track record of increasing revenues, profits and market share through savvy business and infrastructure initiatives. I have a deliberate approach to building businesses and managing infrastructure to support growth which has been a key deliverable to EBITDA contribution over the years.
I have a proven track record in Canada in the Omni channel space, building for the future and integrating within the retail business to delivering a best in class experience for customers. I recognize the impact of inefficiencies in the business as it impacts the most important part of the value chain, the customer. I have successfully started up an ecommerce business in Canada that continues to see double digit growth annually.
My most recent work included, opening a new Distribution Centre in Delta, Vancouver with a 3PL partner, supporting the growth of business, implemented strategic sourcing changes and overall changes to the replenishment model for retail stores in 2011 with a 3 month start-up of 180,000 sq ft facility with full automation and WMS support. The Omni channel growth in 2012 was supported with the opening of 55 store fulfilment operations across Canada building on to the network of the 3PL fulfilment centre for Ecommerce.
In the same year, I successfully led the transformation of supply chain automation and merchandise operations, moving the organization to demand driven supply chain methods in inventory management, forecasting and replenishment. This included a full organizational change to a sales and operations planning model, with a customer centric approach to merchandise operations in the organization. With the main deliverable of improving availability on shelf to consumers, changing order cycle times, while driving inventory investment out of the company and improving turns.
I am an avid fundraiser, supporter of giving back to communities and supporter of corporate sponsorship of social responsibility. I have been the Chair for Toysrus Golf Classic for the past five years, supporting the growth of charity event annually. I have served on the Board of Directors for Starlight (Ont) from Feb 2012 to July 2013 and also served as co-chair of their Gala Fundraising committee.
I am a Certified Management Accountant and hold a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Brock University.