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Huron Adds Operational and Financial Expertise for Retailers with Hiring of Key Executive

Hiring strengthens firm’s capabilities for $5 trillion industry

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 19, 2017-- Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) today announced that veteran retail industry executive James Alt has joined the company as a managing director in Huron’s business advisory practice. He will lead a team responsible for developing growth strategies for brick-and-mortar and non-store retailers.

“Consumer behavior has changed rapidly in the last 10 years, forcing retailers to innovate their business models to stay competitive in the face of substantial change,” said John DiDonato, managing director and leader of Huron’s business advisory practice. “Jim’s deep understanding of the retail industry, combined with Huron’s real estate, technology and analytics expertise, strengthens our ability to help retailers adapt to the new market reality and generate positive cash flow.”

Alt has more than two decades of experience in the retail industry, developing and executing growth and turnaround strategies for department stores, mass market and e-commerce retailers selling soft goods, hard goods and groceries. He has a strong background in merchandising, sourcing, inventory, digital marketing and analytics.

Prior to joining Huron, Alt has served as an advisor to retailers and private equity companies and has worked for legacy companies including Sears Holdings, Target,, Glass & Associates and EY.


Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at

Source: Huron

Sarah McHugh