Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon has named former Coldwater Creek executive Deanna Emsley as a partner in its retail and consumer products group.

Prior to joining Kurt Salmon, Emsley was senior vice president of inventory management and corporate strategy at the women's apparel retailer, where she was responsible for sales, margin and inventory plans for all channels.

With almost 25 years of experience in retail, specialising in planning, forecasting, distribution and omnichannel, Emsley has also worked for Oracle as a senior delivery director of planning, supply chain and optimisation in its retail global business unit.

Her broad retail background has also included top-tier brands, including Williams-Sonoma and Abercrombie & Fitch.