Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group Bolsters Retail, Wholesale and Supply Practice with the Addition of Yakulis and Carter

NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group (BGJ), a leading management consulting
firm focused on delivering solutions for the extended retail value
chain, today announced that Mike Carter and Alex Yakulis are joining the
firm as associates. Carter will focus on wholesale/retail distribution,
consumer goods and merchandising services, and Yakulis will concentrate
on retailer engagement, in-store retail execution and experiential

“Mike and Alex’s expertise in marketing, business development and
operational execution will help our clients profitably grow their
businesses. They share our enthusiasm for our industry and we are
fortunate to have them join the BGJ team,” said Jim Gillis, Principal at

“Mike will be continuing his relationship with TNG, which focuses on
mergers and acquisitions, and has already brought in some important new
business to BGJ. Alex is a unique resource in the industry and could
have gone anywhere after CROSSMARK but chose BGJ because of the
potential of our team. We expect great things from both of these leaders
in the future”

Carter previously was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
of TNG, a retail service and distribution company and division of the
Jim Pattison Group. He also was President of Select Media and Select
Merchandising. He serves on the Global Market Development Center (GMDC)
Retail Tomorrow Advisory Board and formerly was on GMDC’s General
Merchandise Advisory Board.

“Vince, Jim and Rich have gathered some of the best minds in the
industry at BGJ Group, so I appreciate their asking me to join the firm.
I’ll do my best to help retailers and suppliers address the challenges
and opportunities present in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace,”
said Carter.

Yakulis most recently served as Executive Vice President, Business
Development at CROSSMARK, where he led topline growth initiatives. He
has served on several industry advisory boards, including National
Association of Chain Drug Stores, Consumer Healthcare Products
Association, GMDC and National Association for Retail Marketing Services.

“BGJ Group does an amazing job of helping companies realize their full
marketing and merchandising potential. I’m looking forward to bringing
my skillset and my network of connections to strengthen that
capability,” said Yakulis

About Burke Gillis Juliano Group

Based in Naples, Fla., Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group is a global
consultancy focused on the supermarket, mass, convenience, drug and
specialty retail channels. Founded by retail and consumer products
industry veterans Vince Burke, Jim Gillis and Rich Juliano, the firm
offers executive management, market strategy, mergers acquisitions,
private equity, business development, product marketing, trade
relations, executive search and related services to leading retailers,
suppliers and vendors. Additional information is available at http://bgjgroup.com/.