Meet the Team
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Stylish Visionary : Ambitious Multi-Tasker : Retail Junkie
Margo Kopman lives, eats, and breathes all things retail. With over 15 years of retail consulting experience as the president of Project Retail, Margo is extremely passionate about inspiring clients with her vision and authenticity when tackling the complex business of the independent retailer. She believes that you can achieve the highest levels of success if you work hard, believe in your dreams, and stay focused on results.
She grew up in a family that instilled a strong work ethic and a character built on integrity. Soon after graduating from Southern Methodist University, she followed her dreams and opened Byrd, a contemporary women’s boutique in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. As an owner & buyer of an independent retail store, she understands the ins and outs of the business, having experienced it firsthand.
Margo’s passion for the science of retail-led her down the path of consulting independent retailers like herself. Because of her ability to simplify complex data & analytics paired with her strong critical thinking skills, she coaches her clients to maximize the opportunities while facing the challenges head-on. Margo embodies the skill set and the drive for success needed in the independent retail world of today.
In her free time, you can find her soaking up the Los Angeles, CA sunshine. She loves being outdoors, surfing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family & friends. Margo is committed to the pet rescue movement through animal rescues and shares her loving home with her little white dog, Bubbie.
Sassy Entrepreneur : Quick Witted : Friendly Foodie
In 2004, after 10 years in the live event marketing and promotions business, Natalie Woods decided to begin a retail journey. With the counseling of one of Management One’s™ affiliates, the success of the store quickly grew and changed Natalie’s life as a retailer. It was the missing element in putting her retail store over the top while helping reduce the levels of financial stress that come with owning a retail operation. Natalie understands the challenges a retailer faces and uses her background, experience, and planning from Management One™ to overcome those challenges.
Insightful Merchant: Driven Entrepreneur: Well Rounded Fashion Lover
Wendi Tanner is a high energy and innovative fashion professional with over 20 years in the fashion industry. Having experience as a retail executive for a multi-unit department store chain responsible for $100M in revenues in apparel and accessories divisions, Wendi went on to build a wholesale fashion jewelry company from the ground up becoming extremely familiar with the complete product creation life cycle, from initial concept to retail sale. Wendi is a strategic thinker who understands how to identify opportunities and risks as well as build sales and profits for her clients. Given her vast experience in both wholesale and retail, Wendi is an insightful consultant who is passionate about helping independent retailers grow their sales, manage their inventories and ultimately improve their cash position.
Wendi and her husband have 5 grown kids together as well as 5 dogs ranging in size from 5 to 90 pounds, aged from 9 months to 15 years old. When not working or taking care of her dogs she loves to cook, travel and take Barre workout classes.
Danielle was first introduced to inventory management as a buyer for an independent retailer so knows firsthand how crucial time and planning can be. Inherently drawn to the analytics, it was clear to her how beneficial merchandise plans and reports were in ensuring a clear roadmap for success.
With the introduction to retail so early, she pursued and received a BS in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Delaware. From there she worked in the buying world for over 7 years in a few different capacities with companies such as Life is Good, CCS, Motherhood Maternity (Destination Maternity), and Global Pursuit, ultimately leading her to more of a consulting role. In moving to Los Angeles, she went on to work as a retail analyst with RMSA for 7.5 years until finally joining the Management One and Project Retail teams.
She always knew working with independent retailers was what she enjoyed most. She finds each type of retailer unique and likes the challenge of being able to bring a different perspective to the table. Along with her love of the independent retailer, she frequently teaches buying classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.