Ms. Millard has more than 20 years of experience in retail and consumer products. She is a recognized industry expert on retail concept innovation and consumer and channel segmentation. Ms. Millard is a true omni-channel retailer, with experience spanning brick and mortar, ecommerce, and automated retail and emerging big data services.
Ms. Millard is the Founder and Managing Partner of Retail Growth Partners, a strategy consulting firm focused on the retail vertical. Prior to founding Retail Growth Partners, she held a Director Consulting position at McMillan|Doolittle LLP, a Chicago based boutique retail firm. In addition, Ms. Millard has held senior executive positions at ZoomSystems, Saks, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brown Shoe Group, Sears, Lifefactory and Nambé.
She has worked with over 100 diverse clients including The Limited, Caterpillar, Lowe’s, The Great Indoors, T-Mobile, Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Lifefactory, Truaxis and many venture capital and private equity funded start-ups. She also provides retail intelligence and advisory services to private valuation firms, private equity and venture capital financiers.
Ms. Millard currently serves in strategic advisory capacities to numerous firms in the venture capital and private equity community. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of North Texas Retail Merchandising and Hospitality Program in Denton, TX. Ms. Millard is a member of the National Retail Federation, International Council of shopping Centers (ICSC), Airport Council International (ACI), and was recognized by Chain Store Age as a ‘Rising Star-top 40 under 40′ in 2007.