Lee Whitaker

Lee Whitaker

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From base hits to home runs…Lee takes each accomplishment in stride by continuing to help retailers move forward along the path of continuous improvement.

Joining Parker Avery in 2017, Lee leverages over 20 years of experience in the retail industry and consulting to advise retailers, focusing in the areas of supply chain and merchandising. Lee’s key roles in the retail industry enable him to effectively lead teams in merchandise planning, inventory management, replenishment, space and assortment planning, as well as international supply chain strategy and logistics. He specializes in helping clients manage and execute software selection and implementation, process design, and change management activities across the retail planning and supply chain landscape. Lee holds a BS degree from the Miami University–Farmer School of Business and an MBA from The Ohio State University–Fisher College of Business. He also served on the board of directors for the New Albany Little League, is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and is an OSU MBA Alumni Mentor. Lee grew up in in the Philadelphia suburb of Exton, Pennsylvania and now calls New Albany, Ohio his home. When he’s not buried under several hundred merchandising business requirements, Lee enjoys spending time with his family and two golden retrievers, coaching baseball, cycling, running, and trying to tick off a few items on his family’s endless home improvement list.

Lee's Contributions

Ensuring Transformational Success:
Bringing the "A Team"
Parker Avery Behind the Scenes
Blog Post,
2018 NRF Recap: Enthusiastically Embracing Retail's Future
Blog Post,

Global Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Implementation
Client Case Study