This program features MICHAEL DART, Senior Partner, Kurt Salmon.
Michael Dart is Senior Partner at retail and consumer products consultant firm Kurt Salmon, where he leads
the firm’s private equity and strategy practice. With more than twenty years of consulting experience,
Mr. Dart has worked with the leaders of many of the world’s top retailers, consumer products
companies, and private equity firms. Consulting magazine recognized Mr. Dart as one of its Top 25
Consultants of 2010.
Mr. Dart also co-authored The New Rules of Retail, a guide to succeeding in today’s retail environment
by following three key strategies: developing a neurological connection with consumers, pursuing
preemptive distribution, and maintaining control of the value chain. The book has received high praise
from retail executives and industry experts.
Mr. Dart is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, global and national media, and
trade journals. He is also a frequent speaker at retail conferences, executive forums, and board
meetings both in the United States and abroad.