- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
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- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
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- B.S., Economics, University of Illinois
- M.B.A., Strategy and Operations, University of Illinois
- Corporate Finance
- Performance Improvement
- Retail & Consumer Products
Tim Schleeter is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. He is a member of the Retail & Consumer Products practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
Mr. Schleeter has more than 16 years of experience working with global retailers and consumer products companies, acting as a strategic advisor and consultant as well as serving in interim management positions. He focuses on working with clients C-suite and executive teams to set strategic direction and lead initiatives that improve performance, increase operational efficiencies and market share.
Mr. Schleeter has worked with a wide range of retailers and direct selling companies, including specialty, big box, department store, fashion, fast fashion, luxury, off-price, grocery and vertically integrated retailers. Mr. Schleeter’s expertise also includes growth and brand strategy, merchandising, private label, product development, planning, operating model design, supply chain, sourcing and zero based organization.
Select client examples of Mr. Schleeter’s experience include leading a strategy program for Joe Fresh which reduced time to market by three months, increased on-time deliveries by 25% and increased sales, margin and turnover; and leading a global operating model definition for Link Theory US, which doubled their sales volume and expanded their retail channel and brands into Europe and Japan. Mr. Schleeter served as the VP of Product Development and Production for Fast Retailing, overseeing three U.S. brands where he redesigned the product development and production processes as well as created a strategic planning department.
In addition, Mr. Schleeter led a strategic program for Nike which standardized product data across footwear, apparel and equipment. He also reduced their product development process by two months and developed the three year roadmap to enable $50 billion in revenue. He also redesigned and ran the planning and replenishment functions for a $1 billion business unit for Loblaw, which realized service levels increases of 16% while also reducing inventory by 10%; led a strategy program to enable tripling of Ross Stores Direct Imports Group; and he led an integrated planning project for Coach to combine wholesale and retail channels, developing a new operating model and optimizing capabilities across planning, forecasting and supply chain.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Schleeter worked at Accenture where he led their Private Brands practice. Mr. Schleeter also has held management positions at two e-commerce companies, iTrade Network and Ourhouse.com.
Mr. Schleeter holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A in Strategy and Operations from the University of Illinois.