Michael Waitzer

About Michael Waitzer

Michael Waitzer is a Boardroom Metrics Consultant and Retail expert. He is a Commercial Merchant who thrives on driving significant profit growth through products, processes and people. Michael has influenced Retail organizations across Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom throughout his career.
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Use Wargaming To Test Retail Strategy And Reduce Corporate Risk

I recently attended a presentation on corporate wargaming that had me thinking how it could have helped JC Penny avoid their recent retail strategy woes, and had me wondering why more retailers aren't using it to mitigate their corporate risk. Leading the presentation were a group of professional ex-military personnel headed up by a former [...]

By |May 24th, 2013|Business Strategy, Leadership, Retail|0 Comments

John Molson MBA International Case Competition Day 3

Michael Waitzer - Reporting Live from the John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal. A little background - The John Molson MBA International Case Competition -  now in it's 32nd year;  36 teams from around the world – from as far away as Cape Town, and Dublin and as close as Montreal. The teams [...]

By |January 11th, 2013|International Business, Management, News|2 Comments

John Molson MBA International Case Competition Day 2 continued

Michael Waitzer - Reporting Live from the John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal. A little background - The John Molson MBA International Case Competition -  now in it's 32nd year;  36 teams from around the world – from as far away as Cape Town, and Dublin and as close as Montreal. The teams [...]

By |January 9th, 2013|International Business, Management, News|0 Comments

John Molson MBA International Case Competition Day 2

Michael Waitzer #MBAICC is well underway in Montreal. What an amazing event. The Fairmont Hotel in Montreal is an appropriate setting for the John Molson MBA International Case Competition. A grand old hotel that currently has young, bright minds roaming the corridors and convention levels. By way of background of this event, now in it's [...]

By |January 8th, 2013|International Business, Management, News|0 Comments

CIO Performance in Retail Organizations

Michael Waitzer brings an innovative and down to earth approach to the re-invention or next stage development of your Retail Brand through the Story that you are Telling and the Culture that you are Building. Is your Retail CIO worth a healthy six-figure salary???? There continues to be debate surrounding defining the role and value [...]

By |December 6th, 2012|Business Management, Management, News|1 Comment

Best Buy and Brilliant?

Michael Waitzer brings an innovative and down to earth approach to the re-invention or next stage development of your Retail Brand through the Story that you are Telling and the Culture that you are Building. Was Richard Schulze being emotional, brilliant or both when he made his offer to buy Best Buy and take it [...]