David Downard
 

David Downard

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Dave has experienced the many sides of retail with over 30 years in leadership positions. Starting with top retailers Bullocks, Robinsons and Dayton Hudson, he moved up the ranks. His entrepreneurial side led him to launch a retail marketing and advertising firm, Affinity Publishing, serving the needs of a variety of specialty retailers, shopping centers and manufacturers. Dave was then recruited as VP/GM for a chain of high-end sporting goods stores where he worked with both domestic vendors and international markets. Dave continued to expand his scope by joining a vertical retail and manufacturing operation, as VP of Retail, Marketing, Customer Service (mail order) and Training.  His most recent VP position, at a consulting company, led him to further his consulting career at Management One. With his wide and diverse range of experience, “hands on” management, and expertise as a merchandising analyst and consultant, Dave continues to rely on his unique set of skills to see that his clients achieve the sales, merchandising, marketing and operational success that ensures their solid financial performance and profitability.