All Professionals

Shawn Ashworth

Managing Director

Shawn Ashworth co-leads BRG’s Retail Performance Improvement practice and focuses on implementing operational improvements to drive financial results.

He is a retail and consumer products industry expert with more than twenty years of consulting experience. He has delivered performance improvement projects for dozens of clients across specialty, department stores, and wholesale brands. Mr. Ashworth leads complex value-creation programs that focus on improvements in processes, organization, and tools across the entire retail operation. His deepest areas of expertise are merchandising, planning, allocation, supply chain, and cost optimization. He is also a thought leader in the retail analytics space, with a mission of creating high-value, pragmatic solutions with rapid implementation timelines.

Mr. Ashworth brings the following core competencies in retail performance improvement:

  • Strategy and operations
  • Full-company transformation
  • Merchandising excellence
  • Omni-inventory management
  • Planning and retail analytics
  • Supply chain
  • Store operations
  • Organization effectiveness
  • Cost optimization

Mr. Ashworth has worked with management teams, board members, and equity sponsors in a variety of situations, including serving in interim management roles and leading critical transformation programs. His experience has been balanced across healthy, challenged, and distressed client situations.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Ashworth was a managing director in AlixPartners’ Retail practice, where he led the Merchandising and Planning service offering. Prior to AlixPartners, he was with Kurt Salmon Associates for nine years and managed numerous retail performance improvement projects.

Employment History

Managing Director, 2018-2023
Director, 2012-2017
Vice President, 2008-2011

Kurt Salmon Associates
Manager, 2003-2008
Senior Consultant, 1999-2003

Areas of Expertise


Purdue University
BS, Industrial Engineering, 1999