Our Team

    At Parker Avery, we believe a great team is a combination of leadership, passion, integrity, skill, commitment, and community responsibility. We relentlessly work to improve and create value for our clients. We believe when you have the lead, you step on the gas. And when you want to lead, you do by example.

    This philosophy creates an exciting and fun atmosphere for our professionals to work and grow. As importantly, these principles say a lot about what it is like to be a client of Parker Avery. As we work hard, we have fun and realize that any challenge can be solved with the right attitude, experience and focus.

Robert Kaufman
Robert Kaufman, CEO
Robert has spent the last 20+ years leading clients through design and implementation of key supply chain processes and system initiatives. He is a skilled project manager who specializes in product lifecycle management, sourcing, inventory management and logistics.

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Clay Parnell
Clay Parnell, President and Managing Partner
Clay has 25+ years experience in the retail industry, both as a consultant and retailer. He has led major transformations, developing strategy & processes, selecting & deploying systems and organizational change. He specializes in merchandising, including item / foundation data, buying, planning, allocation, replenishment and inventory management.

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Sonia Hernandez
Sonia Hernandez, Partner
Sonia has over 20 years experience leading retailers through design and implementation of key merchandising processes and system initiatives. She is a skilled project leader who specializes in merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment, and pricing/promotion.

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Amanda
Amanda Astrologo, Associate Partner
Amanda has over 20 years retail industry experience focused in merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment, and demand forecasting. She specializes in leading clients through strategy development, software selection, implementation, and business process design.

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Josh
Josh Pollack, Associate Partner
Josh has 20+ years experience in the retail industry in the areas replenishment, allocation, price optimization, strategic planning & merchandising. He specializes in leading clients through strategy development, process design, organizational design, package selection and software implementations.

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Anne Haertle
Anne Haertle
Anne offers 20+ years of experience in retail planning, merchandising, consulting and technology. She specializes in process and strategy work for multichannel and omnichannel retailers.

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Chuck Easley
Chuck Easley
Chuck has over 20 years experience in consulting and the retail corporate sector. He traditionally has worked on enterprise-wide engagements and specializes in supply chain strategy design and optimization, retail store operations, large-scale business transformation, leadership development, and executive coaching.

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Courtney Albert
Courtney Albert
Courtney has 15+ years of retail consulting and marketing experience with retailers and apparel brands. She specializes in brand development and management, business process design & improvement, change management, training and new media strategies.

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David Birdsall
David Birdsall
David has 20+ years experience in the retail industry leading clients through process design and software implementations. He specializes in project management, business process improvement, system design and implementations.

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Heidi Csencsits
Heidi Csencsits
Heidi has spent the last 25+ years as both a consultant and employee helping retailers streamline and improve their business processes. Her primary focus has been on planning activities, from merchandise financial, through assortment and item, to OTB management, and store sales planning. Heidi has also participated in projects for traffic counting, replenishment, analytics, and store clustering.

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John Lawing
John Lawing
John has helped clients design and implement systems over the last 17+ years. He is a skilled implementer who has worked in many areas across the supply chain including: product lifecycle management, sourcing, logistics, warehouse management, and point of sale.

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Kathi Toll
Kathi Toll
Kathi Toll is a management consultant who collaborates with retailers and brands on designing and implementing transformational business initiatives. Kathi specializes in change management, education design and delivery, and project management. With over 20 years of experience in product and service firms, Kathi navigates intricate organizations—from Fortune 500s to mid-size firms—to lead complex projects, guide effective communication, both internally and externally, and provide comprehensive education.

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Kyle LaChance
Kyle LaChance
Kyle has over 35 years of experience in the retail industry. Over the last 20 years, she has been leading retailers through design and implementation of key merchandising processes and solutions. Kyle is a skilled project leader who specializes in merchandise planning and pricing.

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Lee Whitaker
Lee Whitaker
Lee has 20+ years of experience in both the retail and management consulting industries. His focus has been in supply chain as well as merchandise planning. Lee has led teams in merchandise planning, inventory management, replenishment, space and assortment planning, as well as interational supply chain strategy and logistics. He specializes in leading clients through software selection and implementation, process design, and change management activities across the retail planning and supply chain landscape.

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Marty Anderson
Marty Anderson
Marty has 20+ years of experience in retail merchandising and planning, leading complex programs that impact strategy and operations through strong change leadership. His focus areas include merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment, forecasting, size/pack optimization, pricing, assortment planning, change management, and process improvement.

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Michele Hernandez
Michele Hernandez
Michele has 25+ years of experience in retail merchandising and inventory management. She is a skilled project leader who specializes in planning, assortment planning, allocation, and replenishment.

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Rob Oglesby
Rob Oglesby
Rob has 20+ years of retail and consumer products experience, both as a consultant and in operations for two of the largest retailers in the world. He specializes in the retail supply chain, with a focus on in-store operations.

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Tricia Gustin
Tricia Gustin
Tricia has over 25 years of experience in the retail and restaurant industries. She has led clients through business process design, package selection, change management, and training, covering the areas of store operations, merchandising, finance, and human resources. Tricia also handles marketing and thought leadership development for the firm.

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Samantha Sorrells
Samantha Sorrells, Operations and Finance Manager
Samantha offers 10+ years of retail industry and professional experience managing firms and overseeing operations.