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November 5, 2012
Beachwood, OH – Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Steve Riordan has joined the firm as a partner to lead the growth of its Retail, Footwear and Apparel practice.
The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Steve brings over 30 years of professional experience serving retailers and their suppliers, first as a retail executive and more recently as a partner and practice leader for several distinguished consulting firms.
“Steve has an outstanding track record of delivering business results across a wide range of retail sectors,” said Bill Poston, co-founder and managing partner of Kalypso. “With his deep industry expertise and proven leadership, he will do a tremendous job managing our rapidly growing Retail, Footwear and Apparel practice to help our global clients deliver on the promise of innovation.”
Prior to joining Kalypso, Steve served as the global managing director for business analytics and advisory services for PRGX, where he built a business serving notable retailers and consumer goods clients with merchandising, sourcing and procurement-related services. Earlier in his career, Steve served as a partner and retail/consumer goods industry practice leader for both A.T. Kearney and Deloitte Consulting. He has served clients across a broad range of retailers and their suppliers in food, general merchandise, hardlines and softlines.
Before his career in consulting, Steve held merchandising positions with Federated Department Stores (Sanger Harris division) and Pier 1 Imports. He received an MBA in Finance and a BS in Marketing and Advertising from Indiana University.
Steve serves on the board of advisors and has previously served on the board of directors for Boys Hope/Girls Hope of San Francisco. In addition, he is active in local youth soccer, having served as a select soccer coach, league age group director and member of the board of directors. Steve and his family reside in Southlake, Texas.
Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.