Garland McQueen

Garland McQueen

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Garland McQueen

Interim GM, Operational & Financial Improvement

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404-786-3508

Areas of Expertise:

  • Interim general management
  • Board and general manager (GM) relationship coaching
  • GM coaching
  • Project management

Experience:

  • Built three stores for an independent food retailer in Washington, D.C.
  • Improved the operations and assisted with the hire of new general manager while acting as the interim GM
  • Instrumental in changing the public opinion of a co-op that was planning to re-enter a market
  • Planned the addition of a $10M facility: from market study to opening and everything in between

While acting as interim general manager for Harvest Moon, Garland stabilized & developed our staff and significantly improved product selection, purchasing and inventory management, marketing, and merchandising. Our store has gone from 1-3% annual revenue growth to a consistent 8-9% growth. Garland has also brought great reporting and transparency of store operations to the board. He has taught us how to work with a seasoned GM and has helped us better define board vs. GM roles.

Jennifer Weiss, Board Vice President, Harvest Moon Natural Foods, Long Lake, MN

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