After working with several consultants over his career, Bill became frustrated with the lack of actual retail/manufacturing experience most of them possessed. He found that they had a difficult time suggesting solutions that would work in a “real world” retail/manufacturing environment. 1995 became the launching point for Bill to form Stuart & Associates Inc. His stated goal was to start a consulting company that was different, spoke the language of retailers and manufacturer’s and would offer effective solutions.
Bill had over 20 years of retail experience prior to starting Stuart & Associates. He has a proven track record of turning problems into profits by providing substantial gains in revenue, margin and bottom-line profits.
He held every major field operations position from District Manager, Regional Merchandiser to Group Vice-President of store operations during his retail career. He understands firsthand what it takes to run stores, motivate people and react quickly in a practical way to everyday situations.
His ability to work with retailers and manufacturers in the development of products, selling strategies, return reduction programs and best in class training has gained him the respect of the top retailers and manufacturers in the world.
Although Stuart & Associates ended in 2019 Bill will remain active offering his consultative expertise to new, and former, clients.
John shared Bill’s opinion of consultants who did not fully comprehend the retail process. Having listened to many consultants’ impractical theories, John decided to put his convictions to the test and agreed to come on board in forming Stuart & Associates in 1996.
Prior to becoming a partner at Stuart & Associates John had fourteen years of retail experience. Ten years were spent at a major retailer where he developed, trained, and managed the company’s multi-million dollar Extended Service Plan program.
Over the course of the last 25 years John has developed and performed training for major fortune 500 companies. He has also developed and worked with different types of training delivery methods including: E-learning, Intra-net training, Radio, Satellite Broadcasts, Virtual Training, Training Videos and Live Training Seminars. This allowed John to stay on the cutting edge of today's learning technology.
As of Jan 1st John started Q Training Solutions that will continue to offer top flight professional training and leadership development and continue his sterling reputation of providing innovative, dynamic and exciting training will only increase.