Dan Murphy joins Kurt Salmon retail practice as Partner

15 July 2015 Consultancy.uk

Kurt Salmon has appointed Dan Murphy as Partner in its Retail and Consumer Group. In his new role, Murphy’s 35 years of experience will be directed towards supporting the firm’s clients in the development of omni-channel offerings to their consumers, as well as helping companies through strategic transformations. Murphy will be based in London.

Dan Murphy joins Kurt Salmon from Alvarez & Marsal, where he fulfilled the role of Managing Director European Corporate Solutions (Retail) for the past three years. During this period, he deployed his strategic and operational capabilities for his work with multinational retailers, optimising their omni-channel capabilities. Prior to this, Murphy worked at AlixPartners as Director, from 2008 to 2012, working across the full spectrum of functional areas in the retail sector. Between 2005 and 2008, Murphy fulfilled the role of Retail Director in EY’s Transactional Advisory services practice. Prior to this, from 1997 to 2005, he was a Partner at ITIM Associates. Other roles held by Murphy include B&M Controller at River Island, and Merchandiser at Next and at Burton Group (now Arcadia). As part of his career, Murphy was involved in both internal operational roles as well as external advisory ones.

Murphy holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Politics from Keele University, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Dan Murphy, Helen Mountney and Brooks Kitchel - Kurt Salmon

Murphy will bring his almost 35 years’ experience to his role as Partner at Kurt Salmon, strengthening the firm’s Retail and Consumer Group and service offering to clients. Murphy’s experience will provide support to clients undergoing strategic transformations, as well as galvanising innovation and implementation in a rapidly changing retail environment. The role will further see him implement his knowledge and experience of corporate restructuring, comprehensive turnaround programmes and large-scale retail IT implementations.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dan to the Kurt Salmon family,” says Helen Mountney, Managing Partner for Kurt Salmon in the UK and Ireland. “His operational and advisory expertise will help transform and deepen our relationships with new and existing clients, and provide a substantial benefit to high street retailers wrestling with the question of how to truly operationalise their omni-channel aspirations.”

“As more and more retail and consumer goods companies move to become truly omni-channel, their need for experienced advisors who understand all facets of the transformation grows,” adds Brooks Kitchel, Leader of the Global Retail and Consumer Group at Kurt Salmon. “Dan’s addition to the team is part of our on-going commitment to our clients to provide the best available guidance and expertise to support their business goals.”


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