AlixPartners hires Adam Pressman as managing director of Chicago retail practice

25 January 2019 2 min. read
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Global management consulting firm AlixPartners has added former A.T. Kearney partner Adam Pressman to its Chicago office. He joins the firm’s retail practice as a managing director, bringing his deep expertise in digital customer care and engagement.

Known for its turnaround and restructuring services, NYC-based consultancy AlixPartners also provides a wide array of industries with services in digital transformation, performance improvement, M&A, and investigations and disputes. The firm is one of the leading advisors in the retail space, offering advice, assistance, and strategy in a sector that has obviously been hit hard by digital disruption in an era of Amazons and Alibabas. 

AlixPartners’ retail practice has grown even stronger with the addition of Pressman. He has nearly two decades of experience in the consulting industry, and has served clients in retail, consumer, goods and healthcare, from startups to Fortune 100s.

AlixPartners hires Adam Pressman as Managing Director in Chicago Retail practice

Before joining AlixPartners, Pressman was a partner in the Digital Transformation practice of A.T. Kearney, where he spent 15 years. Working at the intersection of business and IT, he led numerous client engagements across North America, delivering digital, customer care, and IT strategy, as well as operational transformations, multichannel customer engagement projects, and M&A advisory.

While at A.T. Kearney, he co-founded the firm’s integrated customer engagement and design-thinking capabilities, and co-led its retail operations study. Before his time at A.T. Kearney, Pressman was a consultant at PwC for four years.

“We are pleased to welcome Adam to AlixPartners,” Simon Freakley, AlixParnters CEO, said. “His expertise in digital transformation in retail, as well as in the pharmacy sector, will be of great value to our clients as they strive to achieve world-class performance.”

Pressman holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, as well as a bachelor’s in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

In related news, AlixPartners recently promoted 17 US team members to managing director, as well as five more internationally. There were promotions in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Founded in 1981, AlixPartners has more than 1,600 employees spread across 20 global offices.