Mara has more than 30 years of consulting experience, specializing in the customer facing elements of operations, marketing, and merchandising as well as human resources and talent development, finance and IT. Mara leverages her unique background in Technology and Retail to help clients effectively execute innovations in store/digital brand experience to enhance consumer engagement and drive business growth.
Mara has worked with over 100 clients in retail , consumer products and technology such as Samsung, Nike, Intel, LensCrafters, Asics, Publix, Casey’s General Store, NECAM, Curves, 3DSystems, Cisco, Gap, Ben & Jerry’s/Unilever and P&G. She has extensive experience working with complex global organizations with multi-unit and multi-country structures. Projects have included strategic planning, new channel and new concept development, global benchmarking, large scale transformation in merchandising, operations, technology and culture. Mara also leads retail executive education initiatives and is a member of the National Retail Federation’s Associate Member Council.
Prior to joining McMillanDoolittle, Mara was an Associate Partner at Accenture. Mara spent several years as the operations director of The Retail Place™, Accenture’s center for Retail Industry expertise. She was the practice liaison to the Center for Strategic Technology & Research.