SOURCE: LakeWest Group

September 13, 2007 15:30 ET

Retail Industry Expert Hunter Harris Joins LakeWest Group as Executive Vice President

LakeWest Group Reinforces Retail Industry Expertise With Addition of New Executive

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - LakeWest Group, the leading independent retail management consulting firm, announces the addition of Hunter Harris as Executive Vice President to its team of retail experts. In this role, Harris brings nearly 20 years of experience in assisting retailers achieve improved performance through strategy development, operations improvement, and business process reengineering enabled by information technology.

"Hunter adds a new element to the breadth and depth of retail experience that LakeWest Group currently offers our clients," said Robert Antall, CEO of LakeWest Group.

Harris is a former Vice President from Accenture's retail practice, focusing on assisting retailers in the implementation of forecast-driven solutions for planning, allocation, and replenishment. Prior to Accenture, he served as Vice President of Retail for SAP America where he helped define best-of-class products and services for SAP's retail customers in North America. Harris was also Vice President at Retek where he built a new division and expanded the product lines to include retail CRM as an offering. Harris began his career in retail with BATUS, focusing on retail strategic and financial planning.

"LakeWest Group offers selection and implementation services for a wide variety of retail software products. It is widely known that SAP and Oracle have become strong forces in the retail industry. With Hunter's SAP and Retek knowledge and experience, we are expanding our expertise and further developing our SAP and Oracle experience base to enable us to better serve retailers in this arena," adds Mr. Antall.

With Harris' addition to an already strong executive team, including Ken Morris as President and Robert Antall as CEO, LakeWest Group reinforces its unique retail industry focus and strengthens its overall qualifications, experience, and capabilities available to serve current and potential retail clients. "Our goal as the leading consulting firm in the retail industry is to increase our thought leadership in retail ERP, planning, POS, and CRM solutions and build our SAP and Oracle practices," states Mr. Harris.

For further information, please visit or contact Kathleen Fischer at (216) 535-4008.

LakeWest Group is the nation's premier independent management consulting firm dedicated to serving the retail and related industries. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York and Boston, LakeWest Group combines its consultants' deep business knowledge and cross-functional skills to deliver superior design and implementation of strategy, technology, and process solutions to help clients achieve their full business potential.

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    Kathleen Fischer
    Company: LakeWest Group
    Phone: 216-535-4008
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