Senior Managing Director, Financial Reporting & Property Analysis Group
Douglas Bennett joined A&G in 2020 to lead the company’s Financial Reporting & Property Analysis Group. In that capacity, he has built proprietary analytical models for evaluating and prioritizing new store growth efforts for rue21 and Christmas Tree Shops.
Since coming to A&G, Doug leads the research and strategic planning team in efforts that delivered over $2 billion in occupancy cost savings on projects for such clients as Ascena, Tailored Brands, Paper Source, GNC, and Francesca’s. Additionally, he has developed state- of- the- art tracking systems that have been utilized on over 15,000 transactions.
Previously, Doug was Vice President of Business Analytics and Strategy at Ashley Furniture Industries, where he founded and grew an analytics division that ramped up key areas of the business. Doug’s role included heading sales operations for a $2 billion wholesale distribution channel; optimizing the supply chain network; creating and rolling out a raft of analytical models and projection tools; and crisscrossing the globe to visit distribution centers, stores, domestic and international plants and suppliers, and offshore development teams.
Prior to joining Ashley in 2015, Doug was Manager of Strategic Testing and Analytics for Toys ’R’ Us. Earlier in his career, he was a researcher and analyst for Lockheed Martin Systems Integration and, later, at mall company Wilmorite Management Group.
Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest distinction from the University of Rochester (N.Y.), with a degree in financial economics and mathematics. He later earned an MBA in finance and strategy from the Simon Business School in Rochester.
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