Guitar Center Burke Mill Village Winston Salem, NC We are thrilled to see Guitar Center’s latest Grand Opening and champion their success as they continue to expand! “Guitar Center looked ready for its swan song, but now the retailer is gearing up for an encore” LA Times article Emil Gullia Principal, Retail Specialists 678.429.3575 email@example.com […]
Keith has over 24 years of experience in retail store growth, acquisitions, deal making and commercial development. Keith has a passion for innovation and expanding retailers using proven strategic and analytic approaches. Keith has a successful track record in new unit expansion, creating new concepts, achieving results, and improving profits.
Keith previously led AT&T’s largest authorized retailer Prime Communications serving as SVP of Real Estate. He performed all de novo and relocation site selection in 19 states growing from 250 to 550 stores. Prior to that, Keith was Chief Operating Officer for Triton Management Group, a privately held financial lending company with 130 stores and three dbas in the southeast, where he led company and retail operations, marketing, training, human resources, real estate and construction. Keith served as a Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President at $2.6 B publicly traded Movie Gallery/ Hollywood Entertainment. Keith and his team opened over 1,250 new stores, acquired 3,000, relocated 250, and converted 70 different dba names in all U.S. states and 9 Canada provinces. He led real estate, lease administration, asset management, construction, and maintenance departments for the 5,000 unit chain. Keith’s real estate experience spans the full spectrum of assignments as a broker, developer, property manager and retailer working for Aronov, KinderCare Learning Centers, Movie Gallery/ Hollywood Video, Newton Oldacre McDonald and AT&T – Prime Communications. Keith has five additional years of management consulting and business process improvement experience with Computer Sciences Corporation, MCR Federal, and Tecolote Research, Inc. Keith holds a B.S.B.A. in Economics from Auburn University Montgomery.
Keith is a longstanding member of ICSC and has spoken as a panelist on leasing and retail expansion. Keith and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters, Victoria and Emily. In his spare time, Keith enjoys time at the lake with his family.