Keith Jelinek has held management positions and led and advised Fortune 100 retail companies to drive transformational improvements for more than thirty years.
Before joining BRG, he was a senior managing director in the Retail Performance Improvement practice of a global business advisory firm. Prior to that, he assisted the launch of the Retail Performance Improvement team at an international business management consulting firm, where he twice received the Achievements in Excellence Award for delivering results far exceeding client expectations. He has also held numerous interim management roles, working collaboratively with executives and boards to effectuate key strategic initiatives.
Mr. Jelinek’s deep retail experience is leveraged through his industry knowledge. While senior vice president of Inventory Management for Kmart Corporation, he was responsible for all aspects of dollar and unit planning, open to buy processes and controls, space management, replenishment, allocation, pricing, and markdown optimization. Before that, he held store operations positions with Thrifty-Payless Drug Stores.
Mr. Jelinek has been profiled by Supermarket News, National Association of Convenience Stores, CBS MarketWatch, Chain Store Age, Time, CNBC.com, RIS News, NPR, Women’s Wear Daily, the Wall Street Journal, and Reuters, among others.
Senior managing director
2014 – 2016
2004 – 2014
Jelinek & Associates
2003 – 2004
Senior vice president
1997 – 2003
Thrifty Payless Drug Stores
1975 – 1997
Supply Chain Management Professionals
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Areas of Expertise
Portland State University
Managing in the 21st Century, 1993