Global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon has appointed Brian Ehrig as a partner in its US Retail and Consumer Products practice. Ehrig joins from PwC, where he was as a Director in the Advisory business unit.
Brian Ehrig has nearly 20 years of experience in the retail sector and consulting industry. Prior to joining Kurt Salmon, he served nearly 5 years as a Director at Big 4 firm PwC, where he advised dozens of companies on growth strategies, improving customer experiences and implementing organisational capabilities. He joined the Big 4 firm from Kurt Salmon, which at the time operated as Kurt Salmon Associates*, where he focused on bringing supply chain and product development improvements to soft lines companies. Before his first tenure at the firm he worked for PRTM (purchased by PwC in the summer of 2011), where he optimised clients' supply chain processes, and three years with boutique firm PSINet Consulting, In between, he led ERP implementation projects for the electronics manufacturer Flextronics. Ehrig holds a bachelor's degree in supply chain management from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
“We're thrilled to welcome Brian back to Kurt Salmon," says Madison Riley**, Managing Partner of Kurt Salmon's North American operations. “His focus on innovation will bring tremendous value to our clients who are looking to expand their footprint while also improving their processes.”
Ehrig on his new challenge: “Retail and CPG companies are increasingly looking for new operating models that support more direct connection and interaction with their customers, across channels and geographies, and Kurt Salmon's nimbleness and deep industry expertise make it uniquely positioned to provide best-in-class solutions for these challenges.”
In addition to his role at the consulting firm, Ehrig is a member of the Supply Chain and Product Innovation Committee for the American Apparel & Footwear Association. He also acts as an advisor for Soles4Souls, a charitable organisation focused on fighting global poverty by repurposing footwear and apparel.
* In June 2010 Kurt Salmon Associates merged with Ineum Consulting, and following the integration the combined firm rebranded to Kurt Salmon.
** Madison Riley is also one of the 13 members of the Board of Directors of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF).