NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group (BGJ), a leading management consulting firm focused on providing solutions for the extended retail value chain, announced that consumer packaged goods industry veteran Jerry Brown has joined the company as an Associate in the consulting practice. Brown has more than 40 years of experience, most recently as Vice President, Industry and Customer Development at Unilever.
“Jerry is well known throughout the retail industry as a consummate professional. He has the expertise needed to guide our clients through the clutter and onto success. We’re delighted he’s joining the team,” said Jim Gillis, Principal at BGJ.
Brown, who gained his experience at Johnson & Johnson and Unilever, joins recent addition Jim Wonderly as BGJ consultants focusing on the GM/HBC category. Both men were honored with the Global Market Development Center’s GMDC Lifetime Achievement Award; Brown in 2012 and Wonderly earlier this month.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jim Gillis, Vince Burke, Rich Juliano and the other professionals at BGJ. They are doing a great job helping companies realize their potential in the retail value chain and my skills and network of connections will add to that capability,” said Brown.
Brown has been an active member of several trade organizations and has served as a chair or member of committees and boards including National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Global Market Development Center, Consumer Goods Forum, National Grocers Association IGA Students in Free Enterprise and Black Executive Exchange Program. He has also received awards for achievements at NACDS, RILA and Mass Market Retailer magazine.
About Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group
Based in Naples, Fla., Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group is a global consultancy focused on the supermarket, mass, convenience, drug and specialty retail channels. Founded by retail and consumer products industry veterans Vince Burke, Jim Gillis and Rich Juliano, the firm offers executive management, market strategy, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, business development, product marketing, trade relations, executive search and related services to leading retailers, suppliers and vendors. Additional information is available at http://bgjgroup.com/.