Kai ClarkeCEO, President- American Retail Consultants
MBA, Globally-based, technical President, CMO, COO, and Amazon expert, successful at leading start-ups, small companies and troubled international business turnarounds, while securing funding sources, building top-producing global sales and marketing teams and creating new products and financial solutions, for international companies with limited resources.
Results-oriented, revenue and profit driven, C-level, global MBA, with a strong financial, logistics, consumer products and change management background. Proven road-warrior skilled in creating and managing new global divisions with a $200 million profit and loss responsibility, including cradle -to-grave manufacturing, international sourcing, forecasting, logistics, CRM expert, category management and retail channel expertise.
MBA with a strong technical aptitude including expertise in consumer/retail product (CPG), Amazon expert and eCommerce operations, architectural lighting, logistics, OEM/ODM , retail sales, marketing and retail channel development. Practiced leader in strategic direction, P&L, management, new business development, growing sales and global sourcing
- Leading successful restructuring of small company, start-ups and business turn-arounds from $5 million to $200 million
- Grew top line revenues through rapid new product creation, global OEM/ODM manufacturing, marketing, branding, trade advertising and line extensions
- Developed global teams to achieve rapid revenue and profit growth in Europe and Asia exceeding 50% operating income maximization
- Amazon expert with digital and traditional brand equity development and new market penetration in over 37 countries
- $200 MM+ P&L management.
- Negotiated Contract and strategic alliances throughout our operations and supply chains saving over 18% annually
- Repositioned global logistics, operations and strategic account management, to grow business in Asia (40%) and Europe (50%)
- Extensive travel in Europe and Asia for over 20 years, including living in China over the last 7 years and Europe.