Ken Hewes

Practice Lead, Retail Solutions Strategy, Taivara Technology Innovations
MPS Retail Design Advisory Board

United States

Practice Lead, Retail Solutions Strategy, Taivara Technology Innovations

Former President, Strategy, MOD Advisors

Ken has over 25 years combined consulting and retail executive experience, working primarily with CEOs, other Clevel executives, Board Directors and private equity firms in the areas of strategy, brand delivery, marketing, merchandising, and business planning. His past clients include NIKE, Coach, and Victoria’s Secret. Ken was also the creator and executive producer of CBUS Retail’s 9-episode docuseries “Specialty Retail in Crisis: The Covid Chronicles” Fall-Winter 2020-21.

Ken’s recent publications include: “Specialty Retail’s Reformation” The Robin Report, December 2020, “Five Forces Shaping Retail’s Post-Pandemic Future” The Robin Report, April 2020, “True Stories: Strategies from Seven High-Growth Specialty Retailers” The Robin Report, December 2019. 

Before founding Mōd, Ken was Vice President of Strategic Solutions at First Insight, a retail technology company. Previous to First Insight, he was co-founder and CEO of Black Dog Strategy Partners, Inc., an enterprise not unlike Mōd, focused on retail and fashion brands. Before that, Ken was a Vice President for Limited Brands, where he worked on brand management and long­range planning for several of its retail business units. Ken’s other experience includes several years each at Price Waterhouse Coopers and Strategic Planning Associates, with consulting engagements in the retail, consumer packaged goods, real estate, government, media, telecommunications and petroleum industries. Ken holds degrees from Yale College (BA) and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA).