Tim Ceci

Retail Consulting

Leveraging Your Brand Experience







At Tim Ceci Retail Consulting, a New York City–based firm, we provide a specialized focus gained through decades of hands-on experience working in the industry. Our goal is to assist organizations that are either new to the marketplace or wanting to develop their brand identity and grow their business in light of today’s evolving digital economy.

We are highly dedicated to understanding your objectives, assessing the current environment, and developing a sound retail strategy for your brand. This includes a 360-degree approach to creating or improving your business incorporating the core disciplines of finance, visual merchandising, organization, operations, marketing, and customer service across various formats.

Whether you need to open, relaunch, or close stores; assess, create, or improve operations; recruit, develop, or strengthen teams; our mission is to help organizations achieve best practices and create meaningful customer experiences.






In our swiftly evolving omnichannel environment, it is vital that when a guest chooses to visit a store, the experience is exceptional and a complete embodiment of the brand. There are no shortcuts in how this is achieved.”

– Tim Ceci



Tim Ceci has served a wide variety of brands in executive leadership roles both in the United States and abroad.

Tim has built strong foundations and cultures for the brands he’s served, maximizing revenue growth, enhancing team building, and improving overall customer experience. His expansive knowledge of key retail categories includes mono- and multibrands, luxury/contemporary, hardline/softline product, full price/off price, and for profit/nonprofit. Retail formats he’s worked within range from multistore and flagship to freestanding, concession, and warehouse sale events.

Known for his drive, integrity, adaptability, and team building, Tim is widely respected in the industry. He is a mission-focused leader possessing the high degree of emotional intelligence required to develop complex global businesses. Tim taught retail management at LIM College for several semesters as an adjunct professor. He is active in community affairs, serving on the board of directors for the Brooklyn Fashion Incubator, New York, and Shopclothe.org, Los Angeles, and volunteers for the Riverside Park Conservancy, New York, and Beacon for Change, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from Hofstra University, and resides in New York City, where he is an avid marathon runner.


An informed and talented speaker, Tim shares his experience, insights, and perspectives at engagements with academic institutions, nonprofits, and the business community. He also writes on key topics relating to business fundamentals, current retail environment, leadership, innovation, cultures, and career development, and curates a collection of works by industry professionals.


Five Trends Impacting Retail

Invest in Your Culture & Team

Build Your Brand's House

Developing Teams

Structure, Trader Joe’s

Stand & Listen

Two Types of Employees

Nothing Replaces Being on Your Shop Floor

Physical Environments, Riverside Park