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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2008/11/10 - Miller Zell has recently hired Steven Skinner, a former Microsoft Executive as Executive Vice President of Consumer Products - MillerZell.com.
Miller Zell is pleased to announce that Steven Skinner has joined the company as executive vice president of Consumer Products. In his new role, Skinner will lead the sales and marketing effort in Miller Zell’s Consumer Products division, which has experienced double-digit growth over the last year.
Skinner has been a strategic leader in some of the world’s best known companies, including The Home Depot, Accenture and IBM. Most recently as general manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Industry Solutions Management team, he was responsible for developing the team’s marketing and partner strategies, industry analyst engagement and managing the solution offering lifecycle from introduction to retirement.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he served as interim president of Home Depot Direct while simultaneously leading the division’s Customer Relationship Management organization. During his tenure at Accenture, Skinner was a retail strategy partner focused on corporate strategy, marketing strategy, joint ventures and international business development with companies such as Benetton (Italy), McDonald’s, Mothercare (UK), Best Buy and Federated.
Over the last year, Miller Zell’s Consumer Products division has experienced revenue growth upwards of 50 percent. “I am pleased to have a talent like Steven join our consulting and business development team here at Miller Zell,” said Peter Stamos, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. “His varied background and extensive experience in marketing strategy will continue to advance our CPG penetration, which is a very important and growing channel.”
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and a former commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, Skinner has extensive leadership experience that will contribute directly to the continued success of Miller Zell’s CPG group. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago with an MBA in Economics, Marketing and Strategy. Steven and his wife Lisa reside in Atlanta with their three children.
About Miller Zell
Miller Zell (millerzell.com) is a leader in strategic retail consulting specializing in retail design, graphic design, shopper marketing, shopper insights research & analysis, and store implementation, serving some of the world’s best known brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. for more than 30 years, Miller Zell designs and builds award-winning selling environments across retail sectors including grocery, financial institutions, dealer-based businesses, restaurant chains, consumer products and mass merchandise.