Moss Adams 2017 Retail Industry Outlook
Start time: June 8, 2017 10:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Contact: Marci Reynolds, Moss Adams LLP, 916-503-8206
The retail industry is expected to change more in the next five years than it has in the last 100.
The pace of change is greatly accelerated by the advancement of technology in the space. In addition, the direct to consumer model will continue to put pressure on brick and mortar stores as service expectations are being set by digital shopping experience.
Understanding and leveraging big data to personalize each customer relationship are essential keys to maximizing consumer share of wallet. In order to sustain and grow, companies must integrate these strategies into their business model.
Cost to Attend: Complimentary
Frank Kaufman, CPA, Partner, Retail National Practice Leader, Moss Adams LLP
Frank has been directly involved in the retail industry since starting with Moss Adams in 1983. He is well-versed in multiple industry sectors, such as apparel and consumer goods, as well as in various distribution models, including traditional bricks and mortar, pure ecommerce, direct to consumer, and cross-channel combinations. With a focus on helping clients to grow and achieve their goals, Frank identifies impactful industry trends, develops relevant strategic plans, and assists in plan implementation. He spends a significant portion of his time with clients during liquidity events, where preparation and negotiation are integral for success. Frank presents at industry events such as MAGIC’s Retail Forum and is regularly quoted in the Orange County Business Journal , Apparel News, TransWorld Business, Shop-Eat-Surf, and other industry publications. He has co-authored the Moss Adams Annual Retail Update since its inception.
Darin Goehner, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Darin has practiced public accounting for over 20 years. Darin provides tax and related financial services to retail and consumer product clients, including closely held businesses and their owners. His responsibilities include strategic corporate and tax planning, managing tax compliance, and analysis of business operations as a whole. While Darin focuses on creative tax solutions to clients’ issues, his focus on the retail and consumer products industry allows him to uniquely address business issues. Darin is the Northwest Regional Tax Leader for Moss Adams, sits on the firm’s Tax Committee, and is involved in several community boards. Darin attributes his success at the firm to the Moss Adams Advantage, a culture of providing superior client service while encouraging a balanced life.