Meet the Team
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Stylish Visionary : Ambitious Multi-Tasker : Retail Junkie
Margo Kopman has been in the independent retail business for over 15 years. Having faced many of the issues herself in owning and operating a women’s boutique in her hometown of Clayton, MO for 7 years, she began her consulting practice with high hopes of helping other independent retailers grow and prosper. As a retail expert, she built The Project : Retail, a multi-channel consulting company that brings her passion & experience to not only her clients but a group of consultants, as well. The foundation of her endeavor is a group of highly successful consultants positioned across the country to help independent retailers grow and build their businesses. With the knowledge, experience and success she brings to her clients, her client base spans across the entire country.
Margo spends her free time as a mentor for Walk With Sally, as well as raising money for local and national animal shelters. Margo also coaches young women looking to start their careers in retail. She currently lives Manhattan Beach, CA with her two furry friends, Handsome Samson & 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.
Purposeful Retailer : Humble Learner : Strategic Partner : Infectious Laugher
Darlene fine-tuned her retail skills in corporate retail for 20+ years, holding leadership positions at Gap Inc., PacSun, Chico’s and Payless Shoesource. Her specialty is growing profit through inventory management. She understands that inventory is the retailer’s largest investment and she knows how to maximize that investment through sales forecasting, OTB and assortment planning.
She understands the needs of an independent retailer, having used her experience in her own clothing in the SF Bay area. Although returned to corporate retail she never forgot that feeling of opening the doors to your own business.
Darlene’s passion is helping people and business grow to their full potential.
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.