Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) US has appointed Dean Tarpley as a managing director and head of the firm’s retail industry practice.
Tarpley has more than 25 years of experience working with global retailers and has expertise in corporate finance, store operations, distribution and logistics, and merchandising.
Before joining A&M, Tarpley was a senior vice president of retail at Palladium Group, an international development, construction and property management company.
A&M head of business consulting Tom Elsenbrook said the shifting economic climate has forced retailers to implement operational changes and begin evaluating different models for future growth.
“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,” Elsenbrook said.