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

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