Gary Brugliera

Consultant

Gary has extensive retail industry experience delivering strategic, tactical and financial management leadership to growth and financially troubled retailers. Gary has served as a member of senior management in several retail concerns including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. He has worked in profitable growth environments as well as companies in need of strategic redirection. Gary has had direct responsibility for all aspects of a business, including strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, distribution and logistics, loss prevention, real estate and information systems.

In his 35 years of experience, Gary has worked with multi-unit retailers and has also worked with venture capital backed start ups, franchise operators, real estate developments, hotels and financial services.

Gary had served, most recently, as CFO for a group of Harley-Davidson dealerships. Prior to that, he had been the CFO for Uptons, a 75 store chain of family department stores operating in the Southeastern U.S.  Gary has worked on the corporate staff of Household International as a senior financial analyst with responsibility for a $5 billion retail portfolio, including Vons Grocery Company. Gary began his professional career with Laventhol & Horwath as a senior auditor for the national accounting firm.

Contact Information

Direct: (312) 201-8210


 

Services

  • Value Creation & Turnaround Consulting

Industry Experience

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Education

  • University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business - MBA, Finance and Marketing  
  • Northern Illinois University - BS, Accounting 

 

 

Certifications and Memberships

  • CPA
  • Member, Financial Executives Institute

Professionals

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