Stu Leibach is a Principal Consultant and leader of McDermott & Bull’s Retail Practice located in Playa Vista, CA. His practice expertise includes Specialty Retail, Omni-Channel, E-Commerce, Digital, Luxury Retail, Experiential Retail, Department Store Retail, and Big Box Retail.
Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, Stu was Head of Retail at A Pea in a Pod, Motherhood, and Destination Maternity with P&L responsibility for 1500 locations/$500M based in Philadelphia, PA. His career executive roles have included VP of Retail, VP of Brand Experience, VP of Marketing, VP of Store Design and Planning, and VP of Real Estate and Construction for both private equity backed and publicly traded companies. Early in his career, Stu continued his 3rd generation passion for specialty apparel and co-founded eSpecialty Brands in Chicago IL, a 180-store omni-channel apparel firm which was eventually sold to a public company.
Stu earned a Marketing degree from the University of Iowa where he studied Business and Creative Arts. As a survivor himself, Stu maintains a long-time involvement with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and proudly sits on its Board of Trustees in Los Angeles, CA. Most importantly, Stu is a proud father to a daughter and two sons. Having graduated from University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and Case Western Reserve, they are well on their way to building their own personal achievements and successes.